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Scientific Club, 7, Savile-row, W., was founded for the association of gentlemen of scientific taste and pursuits. Candidates are eligible if they be (1) fellows or members of any society, academy, association, or institute, having for its object the promotion of abstract or applied science, and publishing periodical transactions or (2) who have by their known researches, explorations, or publications, given evidence of scientific attainments. The election is by ballot in committee one black ball in three excludes. “Admission” fee, £5 5s.; subscription, town-members, £4 4s; country members, £2 2s.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879