Royal Dublin Society

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Thomas Prior (1681—1751) author and a founder of the Dublin Society

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Since 1820)

Founded 1731 by fourteen members led by Thomas Prior and William Maple, it grew out of the 18th‐century desire for agricultural and industrial improvement. Membership reached 300 by ...

Subjects: European History — Literature.

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