The Saint Louis business directory for 1853-4 /
Mercantile Library Association.
(Founded in 1846.)

Any person engaged in mercantile pursuits may, if approved by the
Board of Directors, become a member of the Association. Terms:
subscribing the Constitution, and, if a clerk, paying an initiation fee of
two dollars, and seventy-five cents, quarterly in advance; those in busi-
ness on their own account, pay an initiation fee of five dollars, and two
dollars and fifty cents, semi-annually, in advance. All other persons,
not engaged in mercantile pursuits, pay five dollars, annually.