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Royal Society of Edinburgh


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Was established in 1783 for ‘the cultivation of every branch of science, erudition, and taste’. The membership was originally divided into the Physical Class and a larger Literary Class, the latter including A. Alison, Beattie, H. Blair, Burke, A. Carlyle, A. Ferguson, A. Gerard, J. Home, H. Mackenzie, T. Reid, W. Robertson (who was instrumental in the Society's creation), and Sir W. Scott (president 1820–32). Tennyson (1864) and T. Carlyle (1866) had honorary membership.

Subjects: Literature.


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