# 21620

TIENTSIN CLUB (TIANJIN)

Tientsin Club, Tientsin : temporary membership pass, dated 1911.

$125.00 AUD

[Tientsin, China : Tientsin Club]. Single sheet of thick paper, folding to form [4] pages, 177 x 113 mm, being a pro forma document printed in blue ink on the first and third sides only, with the club crest at the head of the first side; manuscript entries dated 11 February 1911 record that Visitor status for the unnamed recipient has been proposed by L.F. Smith and seconded by Ed. Luders; signed on behalf of the Secretary J.G. Anderson by H.D.B. Moore; the third side contains the Club Rules IV and V, which pertain to temporary visitors to Tientsin seeking to enjoy the benefits of the Club during their stay; light horizontal fold, small loss at top edge of last side, else very good.

The building which once housed the Tientsin Club in the heart of the British concession still stands. The Club, which modelled itself on the concept of a British gentlemen’s club, was open to all nationalities (excluding Chinese) and to both military personnel and men from the commercial sphere.