Sir William Jones and The Club

@article{Powell1946SirWJ,
  title={Sir William Jones and The Club},
  author={Lawrence Fitzroy Powell},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={1946},
  volume={11},
  pages={818 - 822}
}
  • L. F. Powell
  • Published 1 February 1946
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
The Club was an exclusive society; admission to it was eagerly sought, but not very easily obtained; election was by ballot and one black ball excluded; many eminent men, among them Gibbon, Lord Camden, Beilby Porteus, Bishop of Chester, Conversation Sharp, George Canning, and Samuel Rogers were temporarily or permanently refused admission, even Edmond Malone, who became its treasurer and “great Corner Stone”, had to make two or three attempts to get into it. To this society William Jones, aged… 
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