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Beaconsfield Club, Pall Mall—Proprietary. “The members shall consist of gentlemen of good social position, who are prepared to give a general support to the Conservative party.” After the election of original members has ceased, the entrance fee shall be fixed front time to time by the committee with the concurrence of the proprietors. The annual subscription is £8 8s.; foreign members, £1 1s. There are several furnished bedrooms for the use of members, and a bowling-alley is attached to the premises.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879