Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Civil Service Supply Association, Limited"

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Civil Service Supply Association, Limited. - This association has been formed for the purpose of supplying members of the civil service and their friends with articles both for consumption and general use at the lowest possible prices. Tickets may at any time be obtained by all Civil servants upon payment of 2s, 6d. The holders of such tickets will enjoy the privilege of purchasing goods at the stores and from the firms connected with the association; but they cannot attend the meetings, or take part in the management of the association. Tickets may be obtained by the widow (or one member of the family) of a deceased civil servant upon payment of 2s. 6d. yearly, and by the widow (or one member of the family) of a deceased member of the association without payment. A limited number of the friends of members can obtain tickets upon payment of 5s. yearly, provided they are introduced by a member of the association. The committee reserves to itself the right to withdraw at any time the privilege so granted to any person, upon re- payment to such person of a proportionate part of his or her subscription, if any, for the portion unexpired. Tickets expire on the last day of February in each year, and are renewable at the Stores only, between January 1st and March 31st, for the ensuing year. The old ticket must be given up before a new one will be issued.

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