History of Scholarly Societies:
Rauter on Several 18th Century Societies Named "Deutsche Gesellschaft"

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Rauter on Several 18th Century Societies Named "Deutsche Gesellschaft"
Rauter, Thomas Charles
The Eighteenth-Century "Deutsche Gesellschaft": A Literary Society of the German Middle Class
. Ph.D. Thesis. Urbana, Illinois: Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970. iv, 344 p. [In English.]
This thesis gives valuable historical information on the 18th societies bearing the name "Deutsche Gesellschaft" and residing in the following locations:
  1. Leipzig, founded 1697 (pp.19-104)
  2. Jena, founded 1728, still in existence in 1777, ceased by 1798 (pp.106-134)
  3. Göttingen, founded 1738, ceased by 1782 (pp.135-148 & 12)
  4. Wittenberg, founded 1738, ceased 1763? (pp.149-152)
  5. Greifswald, founded 1739, ceased 1752? (pp.152-174)
  6. Bern & Basel, founded 1739? & 1742? (pp.175-179)
  7. Königsberg, founded 1741, ceased 1939? (pp.180-212)
  8. Frankfurt an der Oder, founded 1745? (pp.213-214)
  9. Helmstedt, founded 1746 (pp.215-222)
  10. Bremen, founded 1748, ceased 1793? (pp.223-233 & 12)
  11. Rinteln, founded 1750 (pp.234-236)
  12. Kiel, founded 1754, ceased 1757? (pp.236-241)
  13. Erlangen, founded 1755 (pp.242-244)
  14. Altdorf, founded 1756 (pp.245-251)
  15. Bernberg, founded 1761 (pp.252-256)
  16. Vienna, founded 1761 (pp.257-263)
  17. Giessen, founded 1763 (pp.263-264)
  18. Mannheim, founded 1775, ceased 1809? (pp.265-275)
  19. Straßburg, founded 1775 (pp.276-281)

Rauter refers on p.310 to the following interesting looking set:
Müller, Johannes. Die wissenschaftliche Vereine und Gesellschaften Deutschlands im 19. Jahrhundert: Bibliographie ihrer Veröffentlichungen seit ihrer Begründung bis auf die Gegenwart. (Berlin: Asher, 1883-1917. 2 vols. and supplement)

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