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Corporate entry Philosophical Society of Victoria (1854 - 1855)

From
12 August 1854
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
To
10 July 1855
Functions
Association and Society or membership organisation
Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The Philosophical Society of Victoria was founded in Melbourne on 12 August 1854, a few months after the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science. The first meeting was called by Captain Andrew Clarke. The object of the Society was stated as 'embracing the whole field of science, with a special reference to the cultivation of those departments that are calculated to develop the natural resources of the country'. The Society amalgamated with the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science in July 1855 to form the Philosophical Institute of Victoria.

Timeline

 1854 - 1855 Philosophical Society of Victoria
       1855 - 1859 Philosophical Institute of Victoria
             1859 - Royal Society of Victoria

Related People

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Royal Society of Victoria - Records, 1854 - 1988, MS 11663; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Edited Books

  • Archbold, N. W.; McCann, D. A. (ed.), The Inaugural Addresses of the First Presidents of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science and the Philosophical Society of Victoria, Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004, 34 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Aston, Helen, 'Publication Dates of Early Scientific Journals in Victoria', Muelleria, vol. 5, 1984, pp. 281-288. Details
  • Pescott, R.T.M., 'The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 73, 1961, pp. 1-40. Details

Online Resources

See also

Helen Morgan