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Title The correspondence of the Spalding Gentlemen's Society, 1710-1761 / edited by Diana Honeybone and Michael Honeybone.

Published Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  367.942539 CORR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxx, 272 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Series The publications of the Lincoln Record Society ; v. 99.
Publications of the Lincoln Record Society ; v. 99.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "One of the more remarkable survivals from sociable eighteenth-century England is the Spalding Gentlemen's Society. Founded in 1710 in Spalding in the south Lincolnshire Fens by the local barrister Maurice Johnson to encourage the growth of 'friendship and knowledge', it received hundreds of letters from correspondents across Britain and overseas. These, concerned with antiquities, natural philosophy, numismatics, mathematics, literature and the arts, were collated by Johnson to provide material for the Society's weekly Thursday meetings." "This detailed calendar brings together the 580 letters to survive from 154 correspondents. 119 were members of the Spalding Society, including well-known figures of the intellectual world: Martin Folkes, Roger Gale, William Stukeley, many Freemasons and three secretaries of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries. The letters are annotated and indexed; fifty-four are transcribed in full. They provide a vivid picture of the interests of the 'curious' and demonstrate how knowledge spread during the eighteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Honeybone, Diana.
Honeybone, Michael, 1939-
Subject Spalding Gentlemen's Society -- Records and correspondence.
ISBN 9780901503879 (hbk.) £30.00
0901503878 (hbk.) £30.00