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Philomathian Society Catalog

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1571

A library catalog for the Philomathian Society at Cumberland University in Tennessee. The catalog includes a list of books in the society's library from May 20, 1844. There is also a chronological account of books borrowed between 1845 and 1848 from the library. This list includes surname of borrower, book number (which corresponds to the book list), date borrowed and returned.

Dates

  • 1844-1848

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

A library catalog for the Philomathian Society at Cumberland University in Tennessee. The catalog includes a list of books in the society's library from May 20, 1844. There is also a chronological account of books borrowed between 1845 and 1848 from the library. This list includes surname of borrower, book number (which corresponds to the book list), date borrowed and returned.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Philomathian (or Philomathean) Society at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, was a literary society founded at the school in 1844. Although membership was open to anyone enrolled at the school, the Philomathian Society was mostly comprised of law students. Along with other literary societies, the Philomathian Society served as a source of social activities for the students. Members engaged in debates, lectures, and other activities. The society's motto was "Nihil Sine Labore," Latin for "Nothing without work."

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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