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UNITED SERVICE CLUB (JUNIOR), north corner of CHARLES STREET and east side of REGENT STREET, was built by Sir Robert Smirke, for the United Service Club, but was found too small for the purposes of the Club.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850

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The JUNIOR UNITED SERVICE, 11 Charles Street, Regent Street; a gracefully proportioned building, designed by Nelson and Innes in 1855, and recently much enlarged. Its members (2000 in number) pay 30l. entrance fee, and an annual subscription of 6l. 6s.

Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865

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Junior United Services Club, Pall Mall, consists of the princes of the blood royal, commissioned officers of the Navy, Army, Marines, Royal Indian Forces, and Regular Militia, Lieutenants of Counties, sub-lieutenants in the Army and midshipmen in the Navy. No officer is eligible for admission to the club who is not on full, half or retired full-pay of the Navy, Army, Marines, or Royal Indian Forces; or who, if an officer of Militia, has not one year’s embodied service or attended three regular trainings, certified by the commanding officer, adjutant, or paymaster of the regiment. No retired officer, whose name has been entered as a candidate before he retired, can be put up for ballot unless be has served for five years; and no officer of Militia who has not previously belonged to the regular forces unless he is actually serving. Entrance fee, £40; Subscription, £7 7s. Every member has the privilege of introducing three friends to lunch or dine with him, so far as the accommodation set apart for this purpose will admit.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879