Search for evidence of Chevra Mishnayos pre 1872


Benjamin First
 

Hello,

I recently discovered that Chevra Mishna/ Mishna Society that learnt
one chapter a day of Mishnayos came into existence in Manchester UK in
around March 1872. The society finished the 6 orders of Mishnayos
every 18 months and would have a siyum celebration. The society
continued in its existence until at least 1903 when it made its 22nd
Siyum.
Does anyone know of any evidence of any equivalent Mishna Societies
that may have existed anywhere in the Jewish world before 1872? I
would like to attempt to find the origins of this idea.

Many Thanks

Binyomin First

Manchester
UK