18th century European scholarly societies and academies/Literary and Antiquarian Society of Perth
Name of Society: Literary and Antiquarian Society of Perth
Other Names: Antiquarian Society of Perth
Active Dates: ca. 1784-1914
The Antiquarian Society of Perth was formed in 1784 by Reverends James Scott, Adam Peebles,J D Mcgregor,and J Duff. The society was formed for research and the collection of antiques of that time. The Literary and Antiquarian Society of Perth was disbanded in 1914 when it sold its collection and building to the Perth Town Council.
Information collected from the Perth and Kinross Council website (http://www.pkc.gov.uk/Education+and+learning/Museums+and+galleries/Perth+Museum+and+Art+Gallery/Visitor+Information/The+history+of+Perth+Museum+and+Art+Gallery.htm) and from the Scholarly Societies Project (www.sholarly-societies.org).