Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Agricultural and Horticultural (Co-operative) Association Limited"

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Agricultural and Horticultural (Co-operative) Association Limited, 47, Millbank-street, Westminster - This association is entirely mutual, the purchasing members being the sole proprietary. Its objects are twofold. First to check adulteration in seeds, manures, and feeding stuffs, seconds to reduce the cost of these requisites, and of good agricultural implements and machinery, to the farmer. These objects are effected by systematic analyses and by co-operate divisions of profits. Any respectable farmer, landowner, or horticulturist is freely admitted to membership by election at a monthly meeting of the council. The conditions of membership are simply an investment of at least £1 in the capital fund of the association, cash payments with orders for goods, and a subscription of 5s. per annum to the Agricultural Economist, the organ of the association. Specially advantageous terms for analysis are charged to members. Farmersí clubs, agricultural societies, chambers of agriculture local co-operative societies, an all bodies of 20 or more agriculturists associated for the purpose may become branches of the association, and obtain wholesale supply of goods carriage paid. The rules for branches, and all other information, can be obtained on application to the managing director. 

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