Royal National Life-Boat Institution, 14 John Street, Adelphi, for the preservation of life from shipwreck; a most admirable society, which maintains, on the most dangerous parts of the British coast, 121 life-boat stations, and annually saves many valuable lives. Since the establishment of this institution in 1824, to 1860,. they have been the means of saving 11,856 persons from drowning, who no doubt would have perished but for the assistance thus afforded them. It is deserving of more extended public support than it receives. Donations, or annual subscriptions, may be forwarded by post, or otherwise, to the secretary, Mr. Richard Lewis. We heartily commend it to the sympathy of our readers.
Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865