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Russell Club, 216 Regent-street. — Proprietary. For ladies and gentlemen, is founded for the purpose of affording all the advantages of a high-class club to ladies, clergymen, officers in the army and navy, members of the civil and diplomatic service, professional and private gentlemen. The admission of members into the club is by election by the committee; three members forming a quorum. The entrance fees and annual subscriptions being at present somewhat complicated, intending candidates are recommended to apply to the secretary for information.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879