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Westminster Club, Albemarle-street.—Proprietary. Members are eligible without restriction as to profession or business. Members are elected by ballot; fifteen members must actually ballot, and one black ball in five excludes. Entrance fee, £5 5s. ; subscription, for town members, £5 5s., for country members (limited to fifty), £3 3s.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879