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The Marlborough-Windham Club

List of Members

Author unknown

1950 - Publisher unknown

6" by 4", 49-78pp.

 

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A blue paperback booklet.

 

The Marlborough Club was established in or shortly before 1868 by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and a group of his friends for the purpose of securing 'a convenient and agreeable place of meeting for a Society of Gentlemen'. The institution of the club 'was the Prince's mode of protest against the restrictions on smoking which were imposed on him at White's Club'. The first trustees of the club, which took its name from Marlborough House, the Prince's London residence, were the Duke of Sutherland, the Earl of Leicester and Lord Wharncliffe; the first chairman of the committee was Viscount Walden, afterwards ninth Marquis of Tweeddale.

In May 1868 the Marlborough Club purchased for 18,000 the freehold of the British Institution at No. 52 Pall Mall, and shortly afterwards a new club-house was erected upon the site; the architect was David Brandon, and the contractors Messrs. Trollope and Sons.

On 31 December 1945 the Windham, Orleans and Marlborough Clubs amalgamated to form the Marlborough-Windham Club. Rising costs and lack of candidates for admission compelled this club to close in December 1953.

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm with the cover and all internal pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities, including discolouration and rubbing. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and pencil annotations. Overall the condition is very good.

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