Québec in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec, — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec
Founded on the initiative of Lord Dalhousie in 1824 to preserve the documentary record of Canadian history, this was the first Canadian learned society. For 120 years, the Society made important contributions to higher learning as a museum and reference library, through the publication of scholarly works and original documents, and as a platform for lectures on historical and scientific subjects. It also fostered the establishment of the Geological Survey, the Public Archives, and the Historic Sites Monuments Board of Canada. After 1944, it functioned solely as a library.
Cette société, fondée en 1824 sur l'initiative de lord Dalhousie afin de conserver les documents de l'histoire du Canada, fut la première société savante du pays. Pendant 120 ans, elle apporta une contribution important au haut savoir grâce à son musée, à sa bibliothèque, à la publication de travaux érudits et de documents originaux et à ses conférences sur des sujets historiques et scientifiques. Les favorisa en outre la création de la Commission géologique, des Archives publiques et de la Commission des lieux et monuments
Erected 1997 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 48.765′ N, 71° 12.626′ W. Marker is in Québec, in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec. Marker is on Chaussée des Écossais (frmrly Rue Saint Stanislas) just from Rue Dauphine, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Québec G1R 4H3, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le Vielle Prison de Québec (a few steps from this marker); The Congregation of the Church of Scotland (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Felix-Gabreil Marchand (about 90 meters away); Michel Boisvert, SJ (about 90 meters away); Maison Baillargeon (about 120 meters away); The Artillery Park (about 210 meters away); Chemin Royal (about 210 meters away); L'hôtel de Ville de Québec / Québec City Hall (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
More about this marker. This marker is on the front wall of Morrin College
Also see . . . The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec - Wikipedia. The Society's original aims were encyclopaedic, being founded in the infancy of Canada's cultural and intellectual development. The Society gathered historical documents about Canada and republished many rare manuscripts. Research in all fields of knowledge was actively encouraged. Talks were held in the Society's reading room, the best of which were published regularly in a quasi-annual series of Transactions from 1824 to 1924. (Submitted on February 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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