This collection contains records created by the Dumbarton Philosophical and Literary Society, including minutes and one pamphlet regarding the constitution of the society.
Records of the Dumbarton Philosophical and Literary Society
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- ReferenceGB 597 GDD5
- Dates of Creation1896 - 1936
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 series
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Dumbarton Philosophical and Literary Society was established in November, 1867. The constitution states that the objects of the society are: 'to aid the advancement of the Mathematical, Physical, Natural, and Social Sciences, with their applications; to promote the diffusion of scientific knowledge; to cultivate a taste for Literature, by holding meetings at stated intervals to receive and discuss communications on scientific and literary subjects by the Members, and by gentlemen who may be invited to make such communications, and in such other ways as may be agreed on; and to promote social and friendly intercourse among the Members.'
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