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New University Club, St. Jamesís-street.óThe constitution of this club provides that it shall be composed of 550 members of the University of Oxford, and 550 of the University of Cambridge. All persons are qualified to become members of the club who shall have resided for one year at least as a member of some college or hall in either university, or shall have received the honorary degree of M.A., or of Doctor, in either university. Election by ballot. Twenty members must vote, and one black ball in ten excludes. Entrance fee, £31 10s. subscription, £8 8s.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879