And you are the Miss Shirley who read the Tennyson paper at the Philomathic
the other evening, aren't you?"
WHEN I was a student, Liverpool University had a debating society and when I left I graduated to a venerable and distinguished debating society known as the Philomathic Society which met regularly in the grand Committee Room in the Municipal Annexe.
The Philomathic Society was composed mainly of lawyers and I remember in particular one of the most skilled and distinguished was Frank Patterson, now a nonogenarian and former county court judge.
(54.) On Hilton's affiliation with Oklahoma women's clubs, see Luretta Rainey, History of the Oklahoma State Federation of Women's Clubs (Guthrie, OK: Co-operative Publishing Co., 1919), 304; "Philomathic
Club, Anadarko," The Oklahoman, June 6, 1915,19; "State Society," May 14,1916,47; and "Mrs.Spencer Hilton, Anadarko," May 28,1916, 20.
the People generally complaining that they scarcely knew how the Time passed, or that they hardly knew the day of Rest, or Lords Day, when it was, for want of a Diary, or Day Book, which we call an Almanack." (1) Excusing the usual exaggerations of the philomathic
prefatory matter, it seems safe to suggest that almanacs were, for almost a century, a northern production, based in New England rather than in the more southerly States.
During this period Tan was also a member of the Straits Chinese Christian Association, the Chinese Philomathic
Society, and the Anti-Opium League.
In March 1896, Lim Boon Keng and Song Ong Siang, along with other Baba leaders, inaugurated the Straits Chinese Philomathic Society (known in Chinese as Haixia Huaren Haoxuehui) for lectures and debates on literature and Confucianism.
Locally, the publicity they gave to Philomathic Society lectures meant that from 1899 its doors were thrown open to those who spoke mainly Chinese along with their regular Anglophone participants, so that translators had to be drafted in to provide relays of speeches in various dialects.
(99) In 1899 the Chinese Philomathic Society printed 1,500 copies of a Malay pamphlet pleading for the removal of the queue, a pamphlet presumably for distribution across both the Straits and Indies, while in December of that year Lira Boon Keng was visited by Tan Ging Tiong and Yoe Tjai Siang, local-born literati from Java.
The Chinese Philomathic Society, in addition to its Confucian revival activities and political debates about China, met for regular chess sessions and provided classes in English literature and Western classical music.
She draws a distinction between mathophobic, philomathic
, and learning managers.
Downtown is also the site for the Anadarko Philomathic
Museum, which contains a repository of items used by the city's early citizens, both Native and non-Native.