BACHELORS' CLUB, 7 and 8 Hamilton-pl, W. - Established in 1881 under the presidency of H.R.H. the late Duke of Albany. Members may continue to belong to the club after marriage, as hon. members, on payment of £25, and the usual annual subscription; the president, however, for the time being not being required to resign on ceasing to be a bachelor. Management by the Committee, in whom is also vested the election of members, which is determined by ballot, two black balls excluding in a quorum of nine. Members have the privilege of introducing their friends (ladies or gentlemen) as visitors, special rooms being set aside for their reception. Entrance fee £31 10s; annual subscription, £10 10s.
Charles Dickens Jr. et al, Dickens Dictionary of London,
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