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Encyclopedia > The Antiquary

In his novel Italic textThe AntiquaryItalic text Walter Scott romanticises the life of a collector of old things.


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Antiquarian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (438 words)
The London Society of Antiquaries was formed in the 18th century to promote the study of antiquities.
In 1707 a number of English antiquaries began to hold regular meetings for the discussion of their hobby and in 1717 the Society of Antiquaries was formally reconstituted, finally receiving a charter from George II in 1751.
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland was founded in 1780, and had the management of a large national antiquarian museum in Edinburgh.
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