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The Purposes of the Philosophical Society of Texas

  • To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men who in 1837 founded the original "Philosophical Society of Texas," and of those who, in later years, have by their research and writings furthered the cause for which the Society was organized.";

  • To establish research into literary, scientific, and philosophical studies in Texas and elsewhere;

  • To foster the preservation of literary, scientific, and philosophical documents and materials;

  • To establish and maintain such publications as are necessary to carry out the Purposes of the corporation;

  • To have and to hold by purchase, grant, gift, or otherwise, real estate identified with the history and development of literature, science,and philosophy, and personal property consisting of books, manuscripts, and other materials relating to these fields of learning. and of those who, in later years, have by their research and writings furthered the cause for which the Society was organized;