Inteior of the Gentleman's Society Room.
Rare lithograph. 229 x 299mm (9 x 11¾"). Some scuffing and rubbing.
View of room used by the Spalding Gentlemen's Society, one of the oldest learned societies in the kingdom and the earliest provincial association for the encouragement of antiquarianism. It was founded by Maurice Johnson (1688-1755), "The Antiquary", of Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding. The founder, Maurice Johnson, also played a leading part in refounding the Society of Antiquaries of London, and for some years an exchange of minutes took place. Francis, Duke of Buccleuch (1695-1751), Lord of the Manor of Spalding-cum-Membris, became Patron of the Society in 1732. From William Moore "The Gentleman's Society at Spalding: Its Origin and Progress", 1851.
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