ANTIQUARY , a
See also:person who devotes himself to the study of
See also:ancient learning and " antiques," i.e. ancient
See also:objects of
See also:art or science . The
See also:London Society of Antiquaries was formed in the 18th century to promote the study of antiquities . As early as 1572 a society had been founded by
See also:Sir Robert
See also:Camden and others for the preservation of
See also:national antiquities . This
See also:body existed till 1604, when it fell under suspicion of being
See also:political in its aims, and was abolished by
See also:James I . Papers read at their meetings are pre-served in the Cottonian library and were printed by
See also:Thomas Hearne in 1720 under the title A Collection of Curious Discourses, a second edition appearing in 1771 . In 1707 a number of
See also:English antiquaries began to hold
See also:regular meetings for the discussion of their
See also:hobby and in 1717 the Society of Antiquaries was formally reconstituted, finally receiving a
See also:charter from
See also:George II. in 1751 . In 178o George III. granted the society apartments in
See also:House, Strand . The society is governed by a council of twenty and a
See also:president who is ex officio a trustee of the
See also:British Museum . The
See also:present headquarters of the society are at
See also:Burlington House, Piccadilly . The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland was founded in 178o, and has the management of a large national antiquarian museum in
See also:Edinburgh . In
See also:Ireland a society was founded in 1849 called the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, holding its meetings at Kilkenny . In 1869 its name was changed to the Royal
See also:Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, and in 1890 to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, its
See also:office being transferred to
See also:Dublin .
InFrance La Societe Nationale
See also:des Antiquaires de France was formed in 1814 by the reconstruction of the Academie Celtique, which had existed since 1805 . The
See also:American Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812, with its headquarters at
See also:Worcester, Mass . It has a library of upwards of 1oo,000 volumes and its transactions have been published bi-annually since 1849 . In Germany the Gesamtverein der Deutschen Geschichts -und Altertumsvereine was founded in 1852 . La Societe Royale des Antiquaires du
See also:Nord at
See also:Copenhagen is among the best known of
See also:European antiquarian
See also:societies .
ANTIPYRINE (phenyldimethyl pyrazolone) (C11H12NZO)
ANTIQUE (Lat. antiquus, old)
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