Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Literary and Artistic Societies"

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Literary and Artistic Societies.—The following are the principal Literary and Artistic Societies, with their objects and terms of subscription, according to official returns provided, at the Editor’s request, by their respective secretaries. The societies omitted are those from which his request for information has failed to elicit any reply:
AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN, Maidenstone-hill, Blackheath. — Subscription: £1 1s. per annum. Object: To perfect and bring into use the principles of flight as observable in nature in all its variety of action; to stimulate experiments with that object; and also for the purpose of extending the employment of balloons upon occasions when their capability can be usefully demonstrated.
ARUNDEL SOCIETY (founded in 1848), 24, Old Bond-st, Piccadilly.  Subscription:  No information. Obyect: To promote the knowledge of art, by copying and publishing important works of ancient masters.
ASSOCIATES OF THE LATE DR.BRAY, 19, Delahay-street.— Subscription: £1 1s. per annum, or £10 10s. life payment. Object: Founding theological libraries for use of clergy.
BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNION, 6, Tenterden-street.
CHAUCER SOCIETY, 9, Milner-st.
CAMDEN SOCIETY, 25, Parliament-street.—Object: To perpetuate, and render accessible whatever is valuable, but hitherto little known, amongst the material for the civil, ecclesiastical, or literary history of the United Kingdom; by the publication of historical documents, letters, ancient poems, and whatever else lies within the compass of its design. Subscription:  £1 per annum. Members may compound for their future annual subscription by the payment of £10 over and above the subscription for the current year.
CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Burlington House, Piccadilly.—Object: The promotion of chemistry and of those branches of science immediately connected with it, by the reading, discussion, and subsequent publication, of original communications. Also the formation of a chemical library and museum. Subscription: £2  
DRAMATIC AUTHORS’ SOCIETY, 28, King-street, Covent-garden. Subscription: No information. Object: Protection of the rights of dramatic authors.
FINE ART SOCIETY, 148, New Bond-st. Subscription: A limited liability company, shares held by private individuals. Object: The promotion of the fine arts, by producing works of art, whether paintings, engravings, or etchings in the best possible manner.
LONDON AND PROVINCIAL LITERARY ASSOCIATION, 5, Friar street, Broadway.— Subscription: 10s. 6d. per annum;  5s. entrance fee. Object: Literary.
NEW SHAKSPERE SOCIETY London Hospital. — Meeting a University College, Gower-street on the 2nd Friday of every month (except at Easter, and during July August, and September), at 8 p.m  Subscription: £1 1s. a year, constituting membership. Object: To promote the intelligent study of Shakspere, with special reference to the chronological succession of his plays, and to print texts illustrating Shakspere’s works and times.
PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 3, St George’s-sq, NW. Meets on 1st and 3rd Friday from November to June (inclusive) at University College, Gower-st, W.C. — Subscription:  Entrance fee, £1 1s. annual subscription, £1 1s; life composition, £10 10s. Object: To investigate and to promote the study and knowledge of the structure, the affinities, and the history of languages; to publish “Translations,” &c., and with the Clarendon Press, Oxford, a “Historical Dictionary of the English Language” (in 7,000 quarto pages), on which the society has been engaged since 1858.
PHYSICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, Science Schools, S. Kensington.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN, 11, Chandos-st, —Cavendish-square.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS Burlington House, Piccadilly. (See under special head, ACADEMY OF ARTS (ROYAL).)
ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY, 22, Albemarle-street.
ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, South Kensington. (See under special head, HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (ROYAL).)
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS, 9, Conduit-street, Bond-street.
ROYAL SoCIETY, Burlington House, Piccadilly.
SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE LITERARY AND ART SOCIETY, 32, Tavistock-place. — Subscription: Gentlemen, £3 3s. per annum; ladies, £1 1s. Object: Lectures, entertainments, &c.
SOCIETY FOR ENCOURAGEMENTOF FINE ARTS, 9, Conduit-street.
SOCIETY OFARTS, 18 & 19, John-street, Adelphi.
SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, 6 ½ , Suffolk-street, Pall Mall-east.
SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS, 5a, Pall Mall. east.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879