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Smithfield Club, Half Moon-street, Piccadilly.—Strictly speaking, not so much a club as an agricultural society for offering prizes for improvements in feeding and fattening of cattle, &c. its annual shows take place at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, and are known as the Christmas Fat Cattle Show, held in December. The subscription is £1 1s. per annum, or life, £10 10s. No entrance fee. Qualification: Being proposed by any member of the club.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879