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Room Clubis instituted to promote the association of members of the dramatic,
literary, artistic, and liberal professions. The election of members is vested
in the committee. If twelve or a less number of members of the committee are
present two black balls will exclude; if more than twelve, three. No candidate
to be admitted unless seven of the committee vote. No candidate is eligible
under the age of twenty-one years. Any foreigner or British subject, usually
resident abroad, and temporarily resident in London may, upon election by the
committee in the ordinary way, enjoy the advantages of the club as an honorary
member for a period of one month, and such permission may be renewed from month
to month for a period not exceeding three months in the course of any one year.
The annual subscription is £3 3s., payable in advance on the 1st of January.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879