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Professional Societies. The following are the principal Professional Societies, with the
objects and terms of subscription according to official returns furnished, at
the Editor’s request, by
their respective secretaries. The societies omitted are those from which his request for information has failed to elicit any reply.
BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF GAS MANAGERS, 22, Great George-st, Westminster.—Subscription: minimum subscription per year for ordinary members, 10s. 6d.; extra
ordinary members pay £2 2s. per annum. Object: The diffusion of information of a technical character interesting to the profession. An annual general meeting is held in June in each year, when papers having reference to the manufacture and distribution of gas, and matters relating to lighting generally, are read and discussed.
BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 161a, Strand.— Subscription: Home members, £1 1s.; foreign, £1 3s. 6d. Object: The promotion of medical and the allied sciences and the maintenance of the honour and the interests of the medical profession.
COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS’ CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION; formed by commercial travellers, Dec. 1872. 4, Coleman-street.-— Subscription: 5s. per annum membership; £2 2s. per annum or £10 10s. donation vice-president. Object: The promotion of intercourse among Christian commercial men. The advancement by all suitable means of the moral and spiritual character of the entire body. 9,000 volumes of literature have been placed in commercial-rooms of hotels, and 6,200 Bibles in as many bedrooms, by this association.
INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (Established January 2, 1818; Incorporated by royal charter, June 3, 1828), 25, Great George-street, Westminster. — Subscription: Resident member, £4 4s; non-resident, £3 3s. ; resident associate, £3 3s, non-resident £2 12s. 6d.; resident student, £2 2s., non-resident, £1 11s. 6d. Every new member and associate is required to pay an admission fee of £10 10s. Object: A society for the general advancement of mechanical science, and more particularly for promoting the acquisition of that species of knowledge which constitutes the profession of a civil engineer ; being the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states, or external and internal trade, as applied in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation, and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange; and in the construction of ports, harbours, moles, breakwaters, and lighthouses, and in the art of navigation by artificial power, for the purposes of commerce; and in the construction and adaptation of machinery, and in the drainage of cities and towns.
INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, 10, Victoria-chambers, Victoria-street, Westminster. — Subscription: £3 per annum for members and associates; £2 for graduates. Object: To promote the science and practice of mechanical engineering.
INSTITUTION OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS, 5, Adelphi-terrace, Strand.— Subscription: Entrance fee, £2 2s. ; annual subscription, £2 2s. Object: The bringing together and recording of experience, the carrying out of experimental enquiry, the examination of new inventions, and the investigation of all subjects connected with the science and art of naval construction and marine engineering.
INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS, 12, Great George - street, Westminster.— Subscription: Members, £3 3s.; associates, £2 2s. Object: The dissemination of professional knowledge.
POOR LAW MEDICAL OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION, 3, Bolt-court, Fleet-street. — Subscription: 5s. per annum. Object: To look after the interests of the Poor Law medical officers and the sick poor committed to their charge.
ROYAL UNITED SERVICE INSTITUTION, 6a, Whitehall-yard.— Subscription: £1 per annum, or £5 life subscription; entrance fee, £1. Object: The promotion of naval and military art, science, and literature. Library, museum, lecture theatre, and journal. Subscription: According to grade, whether member, life member, foreign member, or associate. Object: Established for the advancement of engineering science and practice, and acting under the Literary and Scientific Institutions, 1854.
THE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION, 9, Conduit-street, Hanover. square, W Subscription: 10s. 6d. per annum; Entrance fee, 10s 6d. Session from October till June. Object: To afford facilities for the study of civil architecture. To advance the profession. To serve as a medium of friendly communication between the members and others interested in the progress of the art.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879