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Whist Club, United. Proprietary. For members of the Army and Navy, Athenaeum, Arthur’s, Boodle’s, Brooks’s, Carlton, Conservative, East India, Garrick, Guards’, Junior Carlton Junior United Service, Marlborough, Naval and Military, New University, Oriental, Oxford and Cambridge, Portland, Reform, St Stephen’s, St. James’s, Travellers’, Thatched House, Turf, Union, University, United Service, White and Windham Clubs. Election by ballot of members. Twenty members must vote, and one black ball in ten excludes. The club opens at 3 p.m., and closes at 4a.m. Entrance fee, £5 5s.; subscription, £3 3s.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879