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English: The Romney Literary Society (also known as the Polemic Society of Romney and The Literary Society of Romney) was a 19th-century literary society in existence from January 30, 1819 to February 15, 1886 in Romney, West Virginia. Established in 1819 as the "Polemic Society of Romney," the Romney Literary Society became the first organization of its kind in the present-day state of West Virginia, and one of the first in the United States. The society was founded by nine prominent men in Romney with the purpose of advancing literature and science, purchasing and maintaining a library, and improving educational opportunities.

Romney Literary Society 
19th-century literary society
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LocationRomney, Hampshire County, West Virginia
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  • 30 January 1819
Dissolved, abolished or demolished
  • 15 February 1886
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Romney Literary Society (en) 19th-century literary society (en) The Literary Society of Romney, Polemic Society of Romney (en)


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