The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Young Men's Christian Association
An association founded in London in 1844, for the benefit of young men connected with various dry-goods houses in the city, and which extended itself over the other particularly large cities throughout the country, so that now it is located in 1249 centres, and numbers in London alone some 14,000 members; its object is the welfare of young men at once spiritually, morally, socially, and physically.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Young Men's Christian Association'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/y/young-mens-christian-association.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.