Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Societies - Royal Agricultural Society

ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY or ENGLAND, 12 Hanover Square, Regent Street, founded in 1838, was established for several useful and beneficial purposes, viz, to embody information contained in agricultural publications and other scientific works, to correspond with different societies, promote the discovery of new varieties of grain and other vegetables useful to man or food for animals, take measures for improving the veterinary art as applied to cattle, the breed of live stock, &c., and to encourage the same by distributing prizes to the successful competitors. Three general meetings are held by the Society annually, two in London, in May and December, and one in the country, the place and time to be appointed. Annual subscription, 20s.

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