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Societas Caritatis et Scientiarum =
Societät Christlicher Liebe und Wissenschaften

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Societas Caritatis et Scientiarum =
Societät Christlicher Liebe und Wissenschaften =
Society of Charity and the Sciences
Founding of the Society
Year
Authority / Notes
1???
As of 2004, September 8, we have not been able to determine the founding year of the Societas Caritatis et Scientiarum = Societät Christlicher Liebe und Wissenschaften.

We have evidence of the existence of this Society as early as 1715, as indicated by the catalogue record in the GBV German Union cat. for the following title: XVI neu-erfundene und approbierte Arcana als sichere und in schweresten Kranckheiten vor andern dienliche Medicamenta von einigen Membris der ... Societät der christlichen Liebe und Wissenschaften oder Charitatis et Scientiarum, nach dem Autore Societas Christiano-Johannea gennenet, welche ... fundirt ist in Sachs. Naumb. Henneberg. (Schleusingen : Göbel, 1715).

We have evidence of the this Society as late as 1785, as indicated by the catalogue record in the GBV German Union cat. for the following title: Uiber den Tod : zum Gedächtniß des ... M. George Adolph Mehners, treuverdienten Stadtpredigers zu Dresden, welcher am 29. December 1784 im Herrn seelig entschlief / im Namen der Societät christl. Liebe und Wissenschaften von M. Gottfried Winkler, Archidiaconus und Mittewochsprediger an der Kirche zum heil. Kreuz zu Dresden, und der Societät Mitgliede. (Friedrichstadt, gedruckt bey Gotthelf August Gerlach, [ca. 1785]).

From the German name of the Society, as well as the full titles of some of its publications (see, for example, above), it seems likely that this society was affiliated with a Christian order of some sort.

Seat of the Society
City
Authority / Notes
Dresden
Germany
This location is supported by the catalogue record in the GBV German Union cat. for the following 1770 title: Nachricht von der löblichen Societät christlicher Liebe und Wissenschaften zu Dresden, and also by the fact that the majority of the Society's publications listed in the GBV German Union cat. were, in fact, published in Dresden.
Name of the Society
Dates
Name
Authority
1715 - 1785 Societät Christlicher Liebe und Wissenschaften Its publications.
1725 - 1748 Societas Caritatis et Scientiarum Its publications.
Journals of the Society
Years
Full Journal Title
Abbrev.
Indexed
1725 - 1730[?]
(1. - 2.)
 
A
Analecta ex omni meliorum litterarum genere sacro, historico, philologico, mathematico, antiquario : k.t.l. quae collatis operis ad publicos usus evulgat Societas Caritatis et Scientiarum
Continued by B.
[GBV German Union cat.]
Analecta Soc. Caritatis et Scient.
[Reuss, v.4, p.4 cites T.I; v.8, p.347 cites T.2.]
Reuss
1748[?]
(1.)
 
B
Amoenitates meliorum litterarum in continuationem analectorum ex omni eruditionis genere, sacro, antiquario, philologico, historico, k.t.l. promptae / quas collatis operis ad publicos usus evulgat Societas Caritatis et Scientiarum
Continues A.
[GBV German Union cat.]
Analecta Soc. Caritatis et Scient. Contin.
[Reuss, v.8, p.165 cites T. I; although no abbreviation of the first three title words is included, the abbreviation "Contin." likely stands for "continuationem", the fifth title word, which introduces the phrase indicating that this title is a continuation of the 1725 - 1730 title.]
Reuss

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