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Brooks's

BROOKS'S, a London club in St James's Street. It was founded in 1764 by the dukes of Roxburghe and Portland. The building had been previously opened as a gaming-house by William Macall (Almack), and afterwards by Brooks, a wine merchant and money-lender, whose name it retained.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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