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Robin Alston Library History Societies

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LIBRARIES OF SOCIETIES
The arrangement is alphabetical by place.This is a large file!Use the scrollbar or your browser to find a particularplace.
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ABERDEEN
abe
Aberdeen Reading Society
1805- 1834.
ABERDEEN
abe
Alford Mutual Improvement Society
1839 Aberdeen U.
ABERDEEN
abe
Caledonian Literary Society
1805Cats. 1814, 1820? (Aberdeen U). Bookplate in Franks.
ABERDEEN
abe
Medico-Chirurgical Society
1789
[Medical Society]
 Library begun in 1791. Marischal College. Changed name in 1811. Dispersed in 1967. Cats. 1792, 1796, 1803, 1812 (Aberdeen U). Records1789-1985 - Private. NRA Scotland 2969.
ABERDEEN
abe
Philosophical Society
1758-1939. Listed in Slater's Directory of Scotland, 1852. Records 1758-1939 (Aberdeen UL).
ABINGDON
ber 
Literary & Scientific Society
18441851 Census. Defunct in 1851.
ABINGDON
ber 
Reading & Library Society
1810?1812 MS cat. in Bodley (Top. Berks. e. 1.)
ALCESTER
war 
Alcester Book Society
1798?Subs. list5.
ALFORD
lin
Clergymen's Book Society
1725?Subs. list. Notes & Queries, 29 September, 1877, p. 259.
ALLENDALE
nob
Allenmill Smelting Works Society
1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census.
ALTERNON
cnw
Mutual Improvement Society
1845?1851 Census.
ALTON
ham
Alton Book Society
1805?Cats. 1806, 1811 (Hampshire RO).
ALTON
ham
Alton New Book Society
1822 Rules 1822 (Hampshire RO).
ALVESTON
 glo
Convivio-Medical Society
1768 A medical book society, founded by John Fewster. Still going in 1789. Jenner was a member.
AMBLESIDE
wes
Book Society
1828-1912. Records (Armitt Library).
AMPTHILL
bed 
Literary Society
1845?Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850.
ANCASTER
lin
Ancaster Society
1729 Founded by William Stukeley. May have had a book club. Short lived. Stuart Pigott, William Stukeley. London, 1985.
ANDOVER
ham
Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society
1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census.
ARBROATH
 for 
Arbroath Museum Society
1843 Minutes &c. (Arbroath Museum).
ARDCLACH
nai 
Literary Society
1825?The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845. Vol. XIII, p. 42.
ARDSLEY
 yor 
Cooperative Society
1831 Fourth Cooperative Congress, London, 1 October, 1832.
ARMITAGE BRIDGE
 yor 
Cooperative Society
1830Third Cooperative Congress, London, 23 April, 1832. 35 vols.
ARMLEY
 yor 
Philosophical & Literary Society
1790? Label in Cook's Voyages, 1790, in Hull U.
ARMLEY
 yor 
Youths' Guardian Society
1840?1851 Census.
ASHBOURNE
der 
Literary & Scientific Society
1838-1853. Proceedings (Derbyshire RO).
ASHBURTON
dev
Geological Society
1845? Rules for library 1850 - Devon RO. J.W. Hudson, History of Adult Education, 1851.
ASHBURTON
dev
Library Society
1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census.
ASHBURTON
dev
Mental Improvement Society
1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census.
ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCHE
lei 
Ashby Society
1755?Subs. list (1757).
AUSTERLANDS
 yor 
Mental Improvement Society
1840?1851 Census.
AYLESBURY
buk 
Aylesbury Book Society
1810? Bucks. Chronicle, 30 November, 1822.
AYR
ayr 
Ayr Library Society
1762- 1876. Cats. 1802, 1817 (Ayr PL). Minutes in Ayr PL.
BALDOCK
her 
Baldock Reading Society
1825?Subs. list (1826).
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BALDOCK
her 
Young Men's Improvement Society
1845?1851 Census.
BALLINGDON
suf 
Ballingdon Book Society
1797?Subs. list. Kaufman, Libraries & their Users, 1969.
BALLYCROGHAN
dow
Ballycroghan Society
1810?Subs. list, A. McKenzie, Poems, 1810. Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BALLYCROON
ant 
Ballycroon Reading Society
1825?Subs. list in William Anderson, Collection, 1830. Adams, Popular Culture, 124. Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BALLYGOSKIN
dow
Ballygoskin Reading Society
1790?Survived till 20 century. Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BALLYHALBERT
dow
Ballyhalbert Reading Society
1815? Newtownards Chronicle, 28 November, 1896. Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BALLYNAHINCH
dow
Ballynahinch Reading Society
1813- 1834? Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster. Popular Culture, 123.
BALLYNAHINCH
dow
Ballynahinch Reading Society
1790- 1815? Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BAMPTON
oxf 
Bampton Reading Society
1813?Subs. list. Printed label in Franks.
BANBRIDGE
dow
Banbridge Reading Society
1795- 1841. Sold in 1842. Adams RSU, Popular Culture, 122. John Gamble, A View of Society ... 1812, 1813.
BANBURY
oxf 
Banbury Reading Society
1796?Subs. list.
BANFF
ban
Banff Literary Society
1810-1835. Cat. 1894, 1896 (NL Scotland). Minutes 1810-34 (Grampian Archives). Records (Moray RO). 2000 vols. by 1836 - The New Statistical  Account of Scotland, 1845. Vol. XIII, p. 52.
BANGOR
dow
Bangor Reading Society
1815? Hibernian Evangelical Magazine, 1816, 295. Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BARNARD CASTLE
dur 
Barnard Castle Book Society
1815? Durham RO.
BARNARD CASTLE
dur 
Mechanics' Institution & Literary Society
1832- 1925. Rules, Papers &c. 1848-1925 (Durham RO).
BARNSLEY
 yor 
Cooperative Society
1829 Fourth Cooperative Congress, London, 1 October, 1832.
BARNSLEY
 yor 
Franklin Society
18431851 Census as Franklin Club.
BARNSTAPLE
dev
Barnstaple Book Society
1810?Subscribers' list, J. Prince, Worthies of Devon, 1810.
BARTON
 yor 
Barton Society
1757?Subs. list.
BATH
som
Bath & West & Southern Counties Society
1777 -1980. Records in Society's library. Cat. 1879 - 11900.bb.82.
BATH
som
Eclectic Society
1828-1834. Minutes (Bath PL).
BATH
som
Royal Bath and West & Southern Counties Society
1777  Bath University. (Archives)
BATLEY
 yor 
Literary & Mental Improvement Society
1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census.
BATTLE
sus
Battle Book Society
1800?- 1824? Subs. list (1804).
BEDFORD
bed 
Archaeological & Architectural Society
1847 Correspondence, registers, library cat., accounts, 1847-1987. Cat. Bedfordshire RO.
BEDFORD
bed 
Protestant Book Society
1790?
BEESTON
 yor 
Mutual Improvement Society
1845? J.W. Hudson, History of Adult Education, 1851.
BELFAST
ant 
Artizans' Reading Society
1795? J. Anderson, History ... Linen Hall Library, 1888.
BELFAST
ant 
Belfast Book Society
1788- 1792.
BELFAST
ant 
Belfast Literary Society
1801 A. Hume, The Learned Societies and Printing Clubs of the United Kingdom, 1853.
BELFAST
ant 
Belfast Medical Society
1806  Belfast Directory, 1808. Became the Ulster Medical Society in 1862.
BELFAST
ant 
Belfast Reading & Discussing Society
1807  Bookplate in Adams collection (now?). Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BELFAST
ant 
Belfast Reading Society
1788
[Belfast Society for Promoting Knowledge]
Cats. 1793, 1795, 1808, 1814, 1819, 1820, 1825, 1836, 1851 (Linen Hall Library). Minutes 1788- (Linen Hall Library). History by J. Anderson, 1888.
BELFAST
ant 
Belfast Society
1705Set up by the New Light ministers of Belfast. J. Duchal, A Sermon, Belfast, 1741, 51-2. Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BELFAST
ant 
Belfast Society for Acquiring Knowledge
1805 Belfast Directory, 1808 - George Thompson, Librarian. Cat. 1809 (NL Ireland).
BELFAST
ant 
Galvanic Society
1800? Belfast Directory, 1808.
BELFAST
ant 
Natural History & Philosophical Society
1821-1947. Records (N Ireland RO). A. Hume, The Learned Societies and Printing Clubs of the United Kingdom, 1853. Ulster Museum. Cat. 1847.
BENENDEN
ken
Mutual Improvement Society
1845? J.W. Hudson, History of Adult Education, 1851. Listed in Accounts & Papers: 1852-53. Population. Education. Census of 1851. Vol. 34, 1854.
BERMONDSEY
msx
Mutual Improvement Society
1845? J.W. Hudson, History of Adult Education, 1851.
BERSTED
ken
Bersted Book Society
1792?
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Subs. list.
BERWICK-UPON-TWEED
bew
Tweedside Physical & Antiquarian Society
1834 A. Hume, The Learned Societies and Printing Clubs of the United Kingdom, 1853.
BEVERLEY
 yor 
Beverley Book Society
1823G. Oliver, History ... Beverley, 1829.
BEWDLEY
wor 
Bewdley Book Society
1767  Minutes 1767-1896 (Worcester RO).
BEWDLEY
wor 
Bewdley New Book Society
1798Subs. list.
BEXLEY
ken
Society for Universal Knowledge
1845? J.W. Hudson, History of Adult Education, 1851.
BIBURY
 glo
Bibury Society
1790? Kaufman, Libraries & their Users, 1969.
BILSTON
sta
Bilston Circulating Book Society
1845? Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850.
BIRMINGHAM
war 
Birmingham Law Society
1818
BIRMINGHAM
war 
Botanical & Horticultural Society
1829 Records (Birmingham PL).
BIRMINGHAM
war 
Carr's Lane Brotherly Society
1845?1851 Census.
BIRMINGHAM
war 
Cooperative Society
1828Third Cooperative Congress, London, 23 April, 1832. 170 vols.
BIRMINGHAM
war 
Edgbaston Book Society
1815? Rules in BL.
BIRMINGHAM
war 
People's Instruction Society
1846  Defunct by 1858?
BIRMINGHAM
war 
Philosophical Society
1811-1843. Records (Birmingham City Archives). Listed in White's Directory of Warwickshire, 1850.
BIRMINGHAM
war 
St George's Instruction Society
1845?1851 Census.
BISHOPS LYDEARD
som
Gore Inn Reading Society
1808?- 1860. Moved to Lethbridge Arms in 1824.
BITTERNE
ham
Mutual Improvement Society
1845? Listed in Accounts & Papers: 1852-53. Population. Education. Census of 1851. Vol. 34, 1854.
BLACKHEATH
ken
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1840 Defunct by 1849? Cat. 1843 (BL). Listed in Kelly's Directory of the Six Home Counties, 1851.
BLACKLEY
lan
Blackley Book Society
1777? BBTI. Subs. list.
BLANDFORD FORUM
dor 
Blandford Reading Society
1792 Rules 1792 (Dorset RO).
BOARDMILLS
ant 
Boradmills Reading Society
1830?- 1845? Subs. list - William Anderson, Collection, 1830. Adams, Popular Culture, 124. Adams, Reading Societies in Ulster.
BOCKING
ess
Bocking Book Society
1788? BBTI. Subscriptions lists.
BOSTON
lin
Boston Book Society
1750Subs. list (1757). Kaufman, Libraries & their Users, 1969.
BOSTON
lin
Boston Clergy Society
1743?Subs. list. - 1776.
BOSTON
lin
Boston Literary Society
1804 Minutes 1804-05 (Lincolnshire Archives).
BOSTON
lin
Boston Small Book Society
1820?
BRACKLEY
noh
Brackley Book Society
1780? J.R. Greenhil diary - Bodley MS Eng.misc.e.200.
BRADFORD
 yor 
Bradford Amicable Book Society
1833-1851. Minutes, rules, &c. (West Yorksire Archives Bradford).
BRADFORD
 yor 
Bradford Library & Literary Society
1775-1980. Records (West Yorkshire Archives Bradford).
BRADFORD
 yor 
Bradford Literary & Philosophical Society
1808 Minutes 1808-14 (York Minster Archives). Minutes, accounts, 1839-74 (West Yorkshire Archives Bradford).
BRADFORD
 yor 
Cooperative Society
1829Third Cooperative Congress, London, 23 April, 1832. 70 vols.
BRADFORD
 yor 
Oddfellows'Literary Society
1845? J.W. Hudson, History of Adult Education, 1851.
BRADFORD
 yor 
Philosophical Society
1840 BBTI.
BRAINTREE
ess
Book Society
1798 Kaufman, Libraries & their Users, 1969. Minute books, 1856-1944 (Essex RO).
BRAINTREE
ess
Braintree & Bocking Mutual Improvement Society
1830? Developed into the Mechanics' Institute. Started by someone called Jordan.
BRAMLEY
sur 
Mechanics' Institution & Literary Society
18451851 Census.
BREWOOD
sta
Brewood Book Society
1764?Subs. list.
BRIDGNORTH
shr 
Society for the Promotion of Religious & Useful Knowledge
1848? Listed in Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire, 1856.
BRIDGNORTH
shr 
Society of Clergymen
1742?- 1838. MS cat. (BL), 1838 (Bodley).
BRIGG
lin
Brigg Society
1795Subs. list. Kaufman, Libraries & their Users, 1969.
BRIGHTON
sus
Brighton Book Society
1827 
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