London at the End of the Century:A Book of Gossip
a Beckett, Arthur William
FIRSTS AND SECONDS.
In these days of rapid growths, I am not quite sure that such old-fashioned institutions as the Union, the Windham, and the Raleigh, would care to be called and yet thirty years ago they certainly had no claim to be put on a par with the Carlton. But in the long ago of the sixties a man would call his second club He did not mean to degrade his junior to the level of a tavern, but merely to imply that he had been elected to something better. Nowadays he would perhaps hesitate about the description as the old-fashioned are sometimes so much worthier than the new-fangled