Sir, I have the honor to inform you that you were elected a Member of the Travellers on the 4th[mss.] inst...[details of subscription and how to pay]... I have the honor to be, Your obedient Servant, John H. Ponsonby Esq. &c.&c.&c. J.W. Rouse Secy [mss.]
LS, diploma, completed in ink, 230 x 194mm. Glued to scrap album page.
Arrangements for the establishment of The Travellers Club were finalised at a meeting in the spring of 1819, attended by distinguished diplomats, travellers and two future Prime Ministers (the Earl of Aberdeen and Viscount Palmerston). The head of Ulysses was adopted as the Club device and the doors opened to members on 18 August 1819 at 12 Waterloo Place. The Club’s original premises soon proved unsatisfactory and in 1822 the Travellers moved to a house in Pall Mall opposite the Oxford & Cambridge Club – only to move again a decade later to the present Clubhouse at 106 Pall Mall.
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