In 1829 Daniel Webster
, Nathan Hale
, Jacob Bigelow
, William Ellery Channing
, Edward Everett
, Nathaniel L. Frothingham
, and Abbott Lawrence
and others founded the Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
, modelled after the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
launched by Henry Brougham and others in London. The Boston society sponsored lectures and published the American Library of Useful Knowledge.
When I wrote this entry in December 2020 I was unable to determine whether more than two volumes of that had been published. Compared to the SDUK the publishing program of the Boston organization appears to have been modest. They continued to publish into the 1840s, but how many works they published has not been easy to determine.