The New Club

c. 1890


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Club-Land, 101

"The club that claims to be the premier club of Edinburgh — or rather I should say of Scotland — is the New Club, in Princes Street, one of the most exclusive clubs in the kingdom. No common person need dare to enter there; the taint of "trad " is unknown within its high-bred precincts; they have even, it is rumoured, blackballed judges of the Court of Session who have aspired, on insufficient grounds of birth or breeding, to become members. The club building, which was enlarged in 1865, was built from a design by Mr. W. Burn, and is in the Italian style, with a Tuscan door- way and a projecting basement window."

Formatting by George P. Landow

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