Philosophical Society Dinner Ticket

Philosophical Society Dinner Ticket

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[002640] [Philosophical Society Dinner]. The Honor of … Company is Requested at a Dinner Given By the Members of the Glasgow Philosophical Society, to Their President Thomas Thomson, M.D., F.R.S. &c. On Wednesday the 22nd March, at 6 o’clock, in the Black Bull Hall. Glasgow: Allan & Ferguson, First Edition. 48mo (Oblong). Unbound. Ticket. Good. Single sided lithographic ticket, approximately 115mm x 75mm in size, n.d. but probably 1848.

Lightly soiled and browned, corners of reverse with light glue stains.

Thomson, a chemist, was President of the Glasgow Philosophical Society from 1834 until his death in 1852. He was “largely responsible for changing the moribund society dominated by artisans into an intellectually and administratively competent one” (DSB:XIII:373)

Likely to have been 1848 (the other years when the day matches the date according to the universal calendar are 1837 and 1843). For Thomson see the DSB:XIII:372-374).

For the printers [David] Allan and [William] Ferguson, see SBTI and Worms and Baynton-Williams, pages 14-15

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