4 Hare Court Temple <1>
The next meeting of the Philosophical Club <2> is appointed for Thursday June 17 at Cuttriss’ Hotel Covent Garden Dinner to be on the Table at half past 5 precisely
I have the honour to remain your obedt Servant
W R Grove
At this meeting the Club will adjourn for the long vacation.
1. The Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court, the ‘colleges’ of barristers at the English Bar. Grove had his chambers [lawyer’s offices and, at the time, living-quarters also] there.
2. The original Royal Society Club was formed largely for social purposes. However, dissatisfaction over the loosening standards for electing Fellows led to the formation of the Philosophical Club of the Royal Society in 1847. As a dinner club, it sought to preserve the standards of the Royal Society, to encourage respect for science in Britain, and to allow members to make special presentations of their studies. It lasted until 1901, when the two clubs were merged. See also Doc. No: 05999 and Doc. No: 06007.
3. Viz. ‘Turn Over’ [instruction at foot of page].