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December 22d, 1836.
The Formation of a NUMISMATIC SOCIETY having been proposed and resolved on, at preliminary meetings held at the residence of Dr. LEE, College, Doctors' Commons, on June 27th, and December 1st, 1836; a Meeting of the Friends of Numismatic Science was held in the apartments of the Royal Astronomical Society, Somerset House, on Thursday evening, the 22d of December, 1836.
Dr. LEE, having been called to the chair, made a few observations on the views and intentions of the promoters of the Society which the friends of Numismatic science had now assembled to originate.
These were grounded on the hope of supplying a desideratum among the literary and scientific institutions of the British metropolis and of Europe. To the present period, that important element which universally pervades and connects all other branches of history, from the dawn of the authentic Grecian annals, till the age in which we live-which is equally fertile in resources to the antiquary and the student in modern history, to the chronologist, the geographer, the mythologist, the painter, the sculptor, the philologist, and the general critic— has been without a centre of communication, whereby to