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To promote the study of the anthropology, ethnology, and
antiquities of the Polynesian race. The Quarterly foumals
published contain many valuable papers on Polynesian
ethnology. President — S» Percy Smith, F.R.G.S. Hon.
Secretaries— Vi. H. Skinner and W. L. Newman.





South Afriean PUIosopUeal Soelety. Founded 1877. Objects— To
promote the study of the African races and the physical and
economic conditions of the colony. Transactions are published
annually. Hon. Secretary — L. PtoiNGUEY, South African
Museum, Cape Town.


Imtltate of Jamatea* Kingfton. Pounded 1879. Objects—The
encouragement of literature, science, and art. Has a library,
specially rich in local books, reading-room, natural history
museum, Colonial portrait gallery, and art gallery. Chair-
man — Hon. Wm. Fawcett, B.Sc. Secretary — ¥. Cundall,

Royal Agrienltural and Gommereial Soelety, Georgetown, British
Goiana. Instituted 1844. Objects — To promote and encourage
the agriculture and commerce of the Colony, and disseminate
information. President — Hon. B. Howbll Tones. Hon,
Secretary — S. A. H. Culpbpbr. Librarian and Hon, Curator of
Museum — J. Rodway, F.L.S.

VIetoria Institute, Trinidad. Founded 1892. Objects— The dis-
cussion of scientific and practical questions affecting the
colony. Has a museum. President — VL H. McCarthy. Hon.
Secretary — David Adamson.



Ameriean Llbraiy Association. Founded 1876. Object — To pro-
mote the welfare of libraries in America by interchange of
opinion and experience and by co-operative publication of
useful library reports. Membership — Now numbers 2,000.
Organ — The Library Journal, 298 Broadway, New York.
Publications — A,L,A, bulletin, A,L,A. Booklist, Proceedings
of annual meeting. Annual handbook, and many special titles
listed in the latter. Executive offices — 34 Newbury Street,
Boston, Mass. President — ^A. E. Bostwick. New York Public
Library. Secretary — J. I. Wyer, Jun., New York State Library,

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, U.S.A. Founded by the muni-
ficence of James Smithson, " for the increase and difinsion
of knowledge among men," who left an endowment of 1540,000,
an amoun t since increased to nearly 1 1 ,000,000. The Act of Con-
gress establishing the Institution was passed on August 10, 1846.
Its statutory members are the President, the Vice-President,
the Chief Justice of the United States, and the heads of the




executive departments. The Institution is controlled and
directed by a Board of Regents, through an Executive Officer,
who is also the Secretary of the Board. There are five chief
divisions of the work of the Institution, which is mainly original
scientific advancement and research. These are: (i) The
National Museum ; (a) The International Exchanges (see

&536) ; (3) The Bureau of American Ethnology; (4) The
ational Zoological Park ; and (5) The Astrophysical Observa-
tory. It has a table at the Naples Zoological station, under-
takes expeditions and exploratoms, and issues annual reports
and numerous monographs on the subjects in which its aavantp
and officers make research. Secretary — S. P. Langlby, Esq.,
Washington (D.C.), U.S.A. {See p. 619).

Soeidty of AmeiieaB Authors, Ineorporatad. Founded May 12, 1892,
Objects — ^To further and unify the interests of American authors,
and to better the conditions of the profession of letters in
America. Subscription — Five dollars per annum. Entrance
Fee — ^Two dollars. The organ is The American Author, pub-
lished monthly. President — Hon. Rastus S. Raksom. Secre-
tary — ^Mr, G. Grosvenor Dawk, 128 Broadway, New York.


Afltoclatton do la presse ^tranfteo. Founded 1883. Objects— To
guard the dignity of the profession in every directioa. and
mcilitate the work of the correspondents of the foreign Press.
The members of the Association represent sixty-eight leading
newspapers. 5y»<f«J— l>r. J. Horowitz (Correspondent of
the Datly Chronicle), A ddress — Hohenstauf engasse 4, Vienna I.

Assoeiation of Oerman and Austrian Writers {Deutsch-Oesterreichiscke
Schriftsteller-Genossenschaft), Founded 1896. Objects — ^To
farther the inteHectusd and material interests of its members,
exclusive of political considerattons ; to publish their works ;
and to assist necessitous members and their families. The
Members number 600. President — Julixjs PAtZKLx, editor of
the Deutsches Volhsbtatt. Secretaries — Ignaz Pattbr and
LuDwiG Petwaidic. Address — Fahnengasse i, Vienna I.

Coneordia: Club. Founded 1875. Object — ^The fostering of good-
fellowship. President — Bernhard MiTNZ. Secretary — Moritz
Epstein. Address — Boersegasse 11, Vienna I.

Ceaeordia: Old Agt and In? alUi Pension Fund of Viennese Journa-
lists {Alters'und < InvoHdenhasse der Wiener Joumalisten),
Founded 1898* The number of members and of policies in
force is 127. The present assets exceed 520,000 cr. Chief
of Committee — Dt, G. Stewiback. Secretary — S» Habn.
Address — ^Rudolf splatz 12, Vienna I.




C^neordla: Pension Fund. Founded 1872* The number of
members is 257 ; the number of policies in force, 559. The
present assets exceed 3,374,000 cr. Chief of Commities —
Dr. G. Stbinbach, Editor of Neue Freie Presse. Secretary —
WiLHELM Neumann. Address — Rudolf splatz 12, Vienna I.

Ooneordia: SIek Fund {Kranhenkasse der " Concordia **). Founded
1902. The present assets exceed 120,000 cr. The number
of members Is 289. President — Dr. Siegmund Ehrlich. Secre-
tary — Julius Stern. Address — Rudolf splatz 12, Vienna I.

Ooneordia: Union of Viennese Joornallets and Wrlten {Wiener
Joumalisten" und Schriftsteller-Verein). Founded 1859. Objects
— ^To protect and advance the interests of the profession ; to
aid necessitous members, their widows and orphans, and to
endow a pension fund. There are over 360 members. The
present assets exceed 298.000 cr. President — Edgar Spiegl,
Edler von Thurnsee. Secretaries — Julius Stern, Alexander
Landesberg. Address — Rudolf splatz 12, Vienna I.

Qoethe Soelety {Goeihe-Verein). Founded 1878. Obfects-^The
study and understanding of the works of Goethe, and the erec-
tion of a monument to the poet in Vienna. The latter object
was achieved in 1900. The Members number over 230.
Publication — A yearly journal {Chronih des Wiener Goethe-
Vereins). President— isKKBiURAT Dr. von Hartbl. Secretaries
— Alexander von Wbilbn and R. Payer von Thurn.
Address — Eschenbachgasse 9, Vienna I.

Union of Women Writera and Artists ( Verein der Schriftstellerinnen
und KUnstl&rinnen in Wien), Pounded 1885. Obfect — ^The
creation of a pension fund for members. Membership — Over
400. The pension fund exceeds 128,000 kronen. President —
Frau Olga Wisinger - Florian. Secretary — Fraulein
AUGUSTB Klob. Address — Wienstrasse 9, Vienna IV.

Vienna Press Club {Club Wiener Presse). Founded 1900. Objects —
The advancement of intellectual interests and material well-
being of its members, and the fostering of good-fellowship.
Also the creation of a pension fund. Secretary — K. Fissinger,
Address — Fahnengasse 1, ^^enna I.


Soelety of Danish Aathors {Dansk Forfatterforening), Founded in
K894. Objects — To look after the practical interests of Danish
authors and maintain their professional interests with regard to
legislature ; and to establish a benefit fond. It was greatly
due to the eff<M:ts of the Society that Denmcu'k has lately joined
the Berne Convention. Membership — 150, comprising poets,
dramatists, and novelists ; scientific, philosophical, and historical
writers. President — Karl Larsen. Secretary — Louis Boni.
Addre$s^'KxoxypTmsG3aeg3jde 38, Copenhagen.





A<M^«to Fraaqrife. The Acad^mie Fran^atse was founded in 1635
by Cardinal Richi^eo, and is the hi£;he5t of the five Academies
const! tutin£ the InstUut de France. It is composed of forty
members, elected lor life. The Academy awards pdzes annnaOy
in all branches of learning and literatore, and others at longer
periods ; it is the oflidal guardian of the French langnage. and
represents more fully than any other institution the dignity of
letters in France. Permanent Secretary and Treasurer —
M* Gastok BoissiXR. Chef de Secritariat-~M, Pikgako.
Offices — P^dais de Tlnstitnt, 23 Qnai Conti, Paris.

Aftoetotioiis do la Praaie Fraa^aisa {General Committee). Ponnded
to represent the totality of the French Press ; to act in its name
in relation to Public Authority and the Foreign Press ; also to
maintain the rights smd guard the interests of the profession of
journalism. The Committee is composed of representatives
from the following chief journalistic societies :

1. Le syncHcat de la presse parisienne ;

2. L'association syndicale professionndle des jonmalistes

r^ublicains fran^ais ;

3. L'association des joumalistes parisiens ;

4« L'association et syndicat de la presse lipublicaine depart-
mentale ;

5. L'association de la presse monarcfaiqae et catholique des

d^artements ; and

6. L'association de la presse d^partmentale plebisdtaire.
Atsoeiatton dM Joumallstoa parisiens. Founded for moral and

material protection. Number of members, 445 (in 1907). A
benevolent fund {CEuvre du Denier des Veuves et des Vieillards)
was formed in 1894, since which time 8«i45 persons (widows
of deceased journalists having four children, or members over
seventy ^ears of age) have been assisted, and over 145,250
francs distributed. President — Alfred MftziiRES, Fr. Acad.,
Senator. Secretary — Joseph Dbnais, 14 Rue de la Grange-
Bateliere, Paris.

Atioolation gto^ale dei Moafellittos parlsieiis. Founded 1893.
Object — ^To associate Parisian reporters, to afiord professional
aid, and to give assistance in case of reverse or illness. Each
member is provided with a badge, recognised by the Prefect of
Police, which permits the nouveUiste freely to exercise his pro-
fession in the pnUic streets. The Association id very active
against the competition of those agencies which, by -supplying
news direct, have endeavoured to render the existence of the
nouveUiste unnecessary. President — ^M. Lucibn Bally {Liberti),
General Secretary — ^M. Pibrrb Ciais {Echo de Paris). Address
— 10 Boulevard de Palais, Paris.

AMoelaiion Utt^alre at artlstlqna mternationale. Founded by
Victor Hugo in 1878 for procuring universal protection of intel-
lectual property. Subscription — ^Twenty francs per annum.




Membership exceeds 400 throughout the world. A Congress is
held yearly at one of the principal cities. In 1902 it was held at
Naples ; in 1903 at Weimar. A BuUeiin is published monthly.
Perpetual Secretary — ^M. J. Lbrmina, 85 Boulevard de Port
Royal, Paris.

Assoeiation syndleale de 1« presse 6trang^ k Paris. A social
organization devoted to the interests of foreign correspondents.
PresideiU — ^M. J. Caponi {La Tribuna, Rome). General Secre-
tary — ^M. R. Blasco {La Correspondencia de EspafUt, Madrid).
Address — ^20 Rue de Ranelagh.

Aifoeiatioii lyndleale ^olesslonneUe des Jonrnalistes repnblieains
fraii|^s« Founded 1881. Object — ^To safeguard and defend
the interests of the members of the profession. Members must
be of French birth, and must have been employed continuously
and at a salary as a journalist for at least three years. Total
number of members limited to 350 ; all above this number are
associates. Financial assistance is given to sick members or
those out of work. Entrance Fee — ^Fifty francs. Annual Sub-
scription — ^Twenty-four francs. President — ^M. Rang. General
Secretary — ^L. Victor-Meunier. Address — 16 Rue Vivienne,

Ooneonrt Aeademy. Founded January, 1903. Under his will,
Edmond de Goncourt left his entire property to Alphonse
Daudet and L6on Hennique, directing them to solicit officisd
sanction for a literary society composing ten members. To
each Academician an annuity of 6,000 francs was bequeathed ;
and a prize of 5,000 francs was to be awarded every year to the
author of some work of fiction. The members were to meet
at certain intervals, and other rules were laid down by the
wiU as to the organization of the Academy. Edmond de
Goncourt died July i6, 1896. Legal disputes arose relative
to the validity of the will, and other ddays occurred ; and
it was not until January 19, 1903, that official sanction was
granted to the foundation. By the will onlv eight members
were nominated, as follows: Alphonse Daudet, J. K. Huys-
mans, L^on Hennique, Octave Mirbeau, the brothers T. H.
Rosny, Gustave Gefiroy, and Paul Margueritte. Alphonse
Daudet died in 1898 ; and in November, 1900, M. L6on
Hennique, as empowered by the will, filled the vacancies by
electing MM. Elemir Bourges, Lucien Descaves, and Lton
Daudet. As finally constituted the Academy consists of the
following: President — l^tov Henrique. Vice-President —
Gustave Geffroy. Treasurer — The elder Rosnv. Secretary
— ^Lucien Dbscavbs. Ordinary Members — Octave Mirbeau.
the younger Rosny, Paul Margueritte, Eldmir Bourp^es, Lucien
Descaves, and L6on Daudet. Owing to depreciations in the
vadne of the property, and to imexpected demands npon the
cj^ital, it is aoubtful whether the mnds are sufficiently large
to permit payment in full of the annuities bequeathed.




SoeiM im Astenn tt Composlteiin 4nm«ttq!iw. Founded in 1829
to protect the interests of its members, and to collect the
royalties on dramatic pieces belonging to those members, acted
in France or elsewhere. The successive Presidents of the
Society since its foundation have been MM. Eugtee Scribe, de
Saint-Georges, Auguste Maquet« Camille Doucet, Alexandre
Dumas, Victorlen Sardou, and Ludovic Hal6vy. President —
M. Alfred Capus, Secretaries — ^MM. George Peixerin and
Robert Gagnat. Office — 8 Rue Hippoly te Lebas, Paris.

Soei^t^desGensdeLettres. Founded December lo* 1837. Objects — ^To
defend the interests, social, personal, and pecuniary, of all its
members, and to see that they obtain and profit by their rights.
To assure them an adequate return for their literary labours.
To improve the terms under which these labours are undertaken.
To make as profitable a use as possible for the general good of
the Society of the contributions of its members, notably in the
matters of certain '' rights of reproduction " over their work.
The latter object refers to the practice prevailing in France of
selling or leasing the serial rights of stories after they have ap-
peared in volume form. Members must yi^d these rights to the
Society, which pays the member a fixed price, and gets what it
can from publishers and editors in excess of this for the benefit
of the Society. The Society has three funds : (i) A fund from
which advances can be made to assist members in their literary
work ; (2) a fund upon which sick members can draw ; and
(3) a pension fund. The Society also has the direction of
other funds for annual literary prizes, such as those of the
Fondation Chauchard, Le Prix Balzac, Le Prix Petit Bourg,
which together amount to 10,000 francs ; there are several
smaller prizes of from 200 to 600 francs each. M. Sully-
Prudhomme has also placed at the disposition of the Society a
certain part of the Nobel award which ne gained in 1901. lliis
prize, amounting to 1500 francs per annum, is to be applied
each year, during the life of M. Sully-Prudhomme, for the
benefit of a young poet who shall be chosen by a jury of six
members of the Society, for the purpose of publishing his first
volume of verse. Further interesting particulars of this prize
can be eained from the Chronique (the organ of the Society)
for Apru. 1902, and full information as to the work of the
Society can be obtained from the little book published by the
Incorporated Society of Authors for Mr. S. Squire Sprigge.
Entrance Fee — Eighty francs. Annual Subscription — Twenty
francs. Office — 10 Cit6 Rougemont, Paris,

Syndleat de la Preite 6trang^. An Association for representatives
of foreign newspapers in Paris. President — J. Janzon {Stock-
holms Dagblad). Vice-President — T. Stbinhsrz {Pariser Kmier).
Address — 19 Av. Wagram.

SyikdlMU de la PnsM p«rlti«iii«. Obfect^To defend the professional
interests of the members and to represent them before public
authority. The Sodety comprises the editors of political




joamals of P&ris without distinction of opimon. A benevolent
branch, La Caisse des Victimes du D^aif» was formed in 1885.
PresidetU — Jkam Dup0y (Petit Parisisn). Vic^PfesidetU —
Paul db Cassagnac (AtUoritS), S&cfslory — Etibknb db
NALtcHB (Jour, des Dibats). General Secretary — C^orgbs
RouY. Address — 19 Roe de Provence.

SynAeai de la FlMte pModlqne. Founded with aims similar to the
preceding. President — ^M. Brunbti^rb (Revue des Deux
Mondes), Secretary — M. Abbl Goubaud (Moniteur de la
Mode). Address— -CtTcle de la Librairie, 117 Boulevard Saint-

Syndioat des Jonmaiiz et Pablieations pModlqnes* Founded 1894.
Objects — To defend the interests of its members ; to give
assistance, both professional and financial ; and to obtain
advantages accorded to the members of associations of the
daily press. There is a benevolent fund and an illustrated
organ. La Presse fran^aise periodiqus. President — A. Coutaud.
General Secretary — ^Louis joiXY. Address — 72 Boulevard des
Batignolles, Paris.

Syndleal proteMfoiiiifli des JournallitM et EeriTalnt fraB9al8.

Object — ^Mutual assistance in all that which concerns the

rfession of letters, journalistic or literary. President — '
V. DB Marollbs. Seoretary^-HBiXRi dr Francb. Address
— I Rue Martignac.


Auoefation of German JouniaUsts' and Writers' Soeieties (Verband
Deutscher Joumalisten und SchriftsteUer Vereine), 1895. Object
— ^To represent in every way the general, l^al, and social
interests of its members. Membership— -Oorck^inses twenty-
six societies, with 3,000 members. President — ^Fr. Spiblhagbn.
Secretaries - ^. Dahms and R. Schott. Address — ^Varies : at

' i present Aiax-Josephstrasse i/o, Munich.

Berlin lonmaUsts' and Writers' Union and Anthers' Proteetion
Soeiety (Berliner Joumalisten und SchriftsteUer Verein Urhe-
berschutz). Founded 1890. Objects — ^To encourage comrade-
ship, protect the dignity of the profession, and to advance and
represent the general interest of its members. Subscription —
Twelve marks. Election — By vote. The Publication of the
Union is Die Litterarische Praxis (three times a month). Chair-
man — Otto Waldau. Vice-President — A. Foerster. Secre-
tary — O. £. v. Wussow, Cranachstrasse 46, Berlin-Friedenau.

Beriin Literary Soeiety (Litterarische Gesellschaft). 1888. Object-^
The formation of a social centre for the literary life of Berlin.
Membership (by invitation only) — 135. Honorary President —
F. Spiblhagbn. Chairman — Julius Wolff. Treasurer —
Dr. H. M ANTLER, Charlottenstrasse, 15^, Berlin.




Barliii Prttu Club {Berliner Pressekbtb). 1897. Accessory to the
Berlin Press Society. Entrance Fee — ^Twenty marks. Jlnnuai
Subscription^— Fiity marks. Election — By ballot. Member-
ship — 460. President — Dr. L. Fulda. Secretary — Dr. F,

Berlin Press Soefety {Berliner Presse). Founded 1862. Obfect—The
union of its members, the protection of writers and journalists
of all parties, and the assistance of necessitous members and
their famiUes., The Old Age Pension Fund exceeds 140,000
marks. There is a newspaper reading-room. Entrance Fee^^
From thirty marks. Annual Subscription — ^From twenty-eight
marks. Membership — Exceeds 360. President — Ernst
WiCKERT. Secretaries — Dr. G. Klitscher and F. von
Pritzbuer. Address — ^The Ofl5ce of the Berlin Press Qub,
Unter den Linden 33, Berlin W.

Berlin Writers' Clnb (SchrifisteUer Klub), 1897. Object— To form
a social centre for the intellectual and artistic Ufe of the imperial
capital, independent of other similar associations. SubscriP'
Hon — ^Thirty-six marks. Membership — 120. Presidential)
Hbxnrich Ripplbr, Chefredakteur Tagliche Rundschau.
(II) HsiNRiCH HiMK, Redakteur Tagliche Rundschau. Address
— Potsdamerstrasse 10 1, I, Berlin, W.

Goethe Soelety, Weimar {Deutsche Goethe-Gesellschaft). 1885.
Object — ^To foster the study of the works of Goethe, and the
Uterature connected therewith. Annual Subscription — ^Ten
marks. Membership — Exceeds 2,900. The Library, with
5,000 volumes, is m the care of the Goethe and Schiller
Archiv at Weimar. Publication — Yearly, Goethe- J ahrbuch and
Schriften der Goethe-Gesellschaft. President — Geh. Reg. Rat.
Prof. Dr. E. Schmidt, Berlin. Chairman of Committee —
Minist-Director Dr. Nbbb, Weimar.

Independent Union {Freie Vereinigung). Instituted in May, 1898,
by Fraulein Wernicke (foundress of the Society of German
Women Writers) and other members of the originsd society.
Object — ^To encourage and bring to public notice the work of
women poets. There are representatives of the Union in
several of the larger towns. Publication — IntemaHonaU
Litteraturberichte (Leipzig) and Die Feder. Director-^Fnnieiik
Marie Wbrnicke, Mauerstrasse 66, Berlin. W.

Independent Union Sessions. Mauestrasse 661, Berlin, W. Director
— Frl. Marie Wernicke, Berlin, Charlottenburg. Easander-
strasse 31.

Jonrnallsts' and Authors' Pension Society {Pensions-anstalt deutscher
Journalisten u. Schrifts.), Founded 1893 as a national benevo-
lent society for all engaged in Uterature. There are local
branches in every imporantt town in Germany, Austria, and
Switzerland. Reports are issued at irre^uUu: intervals. Mem-
bership — 850. The assets of the Society exceed 1,500,000
marks. President — J. Rittbr von Schmabdbl. Chief Office
— Max-Josephstrasse i/o I, Munich.




PUttdentsoh Astoeiation {PkUtdeutsche Vereinigung " Jungsholt-
fast"). Founded 1896. Object— The preservation of Platt-
deutsch by encouraging the pfxxluction of books in that dialect.
Membership — ^About &o. Organ — De Eehbom. Chairman —
Carl Vosz, Kiel. Secretary — ^Lehrbr Jungclaus, Gerhard-
strasse 69 I, Kiel. Treasurer — O. Niemann, Fleethom 55,
Kiel. Address — " Harmonie/' Kiel.

Sehiller BeneTolent Soelety (Deutsche Schillerstiftung). Founded
1859. Object — ^To relieve, by gifts, German writers who have
fallen into poverty. There are branches in all the principal
towns of Germany and Austria, each presided over oy some
well-known literary or public man. President — Freiherr von
Gleichen-Ruszwurm, Weimar. Address—General Secretary,
Prof. Dr. J. Grosse, Weimar.

Sehiller Soelety [Schiller Verein), 1895. Objects — ^The archive and
museum for Schiller and all Suabian poets (Uhland, Wieland,
Schubart, Morike, Kemer, etc.) at Schiller's birthplace ; the
difhision of a wider knowledge of the poet's works and person-
ality, and of the beneficent effect of his writings on the develop-
ment of the German people. Subscription — Five marks. Mem-
bership — 2,350. Publications — Schiller's Gedichte und Dramen,
1905 ; Veroeffentlichungen des Schwiboschen Schillervereins
Marbacher Schillerbuch, I., 1905, II. 1907. There are numerous
branches. Chairman — Freiherr J. von Soden, Stuttgart.
Director of the Schiller Museum — Geh. Hofrat Prof. Guntter,

Shakespeare Soelety {Deutsche Shahespeare-Gesellschaft), 1864.
Object — ^To foster the study of Shakespeare's works in Germany.
A Year-Book is pubUshed, and there is a library. Membership —
Exceeds 600. President — Prof. Dr. A. Brandl, Berlin.
Address — Prof. G. Langbnscheidt, Langenscheidt'ische Ver-
lagsbuchhandlung. Schoeneberg, Berlin. :

Union for the Proteollon of Literary Property {Litterarischer Rechts-
schutg- Verein), Founded April, 1900. Object — ^The defence
of the author's rights in literary prcyerty as between publisher
and author, and the furthering of all lend rights in intellectual
property. The organ of the Society is Kecht der Feder. Presi-
dent — Herr M. Hildsbrandt. Addr$ss — Passanerstrasse 38,

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