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In 2010 the Bristol Record Society decided to allow its past volumes to be made available via Google Books. Unfortunately, not all the volumes were accessible on this site and many of the scans were not of high quality. We thus decided in 2015 to produce high-resolution pdfs of all our past volumes and make these available here, on our own website. The advantage of these files are that they are searchable, can be downloaded complete and allow for the copying of text. Since the scans are higher resolution, they are also easier to read on screen, particularly by those with poor eyesight. The links below are followed by an indication of the size of the file in Megabytes [MB]. The Google Books versions also remain available.

The Bristol Record Society decided to make its past volumes accessible in digital format to enable us to fulfil better our core function, which is to make the records of Bristol's history available to as wide an audience as possible. None of our editors has ever received any royalty or fee for publishing with us – all having agreed to have their volumes published on a pro bono basis. Given the nature of our past and present relationship with our editors, we maintain the right to act on their behalf to permit, or undertake, the reproduction of our existing titles, so long it is within the spirit of our original agreement. This is that the volumes are distributed on a not-for-profit basis as a way of stimulating research into Bristol’s rich history.

To order a printed copy of any of the titles available below, contact: Bristol Archives, (Record Society Books), 'B' Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN. Email: archives@bristol.gov.uk.

1930-1944

1945-1959

1960-1974

1975-1989

1990-2004

2005-

Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to e-copies

Availability

1930

1

N. D. Harding

Bristol Charters, 1155-1373 [pdf 61MB]

out of print

1931

2

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Introduction (Part 1): Burgage Tenure in Mediaeval Bristol [pdf 60MB]

out of print

1932

3

E. E. Butcher

Bristol Corporation of the Poor, 1696-1834 [pdf 37MB]

out of print

1933

4

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Text (Part 2) [pdf 88MB]

out of print

1934

5

E. E. Rich

The Staple Court Books of Bristol [pdf 52MB]

out of print

1935

6

H. E. Nott

The Deposition Books of Bristol Vol. 1, 1643-1647 [pdf 88 MB]

out of print

1937

7

E. M. Carus-Wilson

The Overseas Trade of Bristol (In the Later Middle Ages) [pdf 58MB]

out of print

1938

8

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol Text (Part II) [pdf 61 MB]

out of print

1938

9

Gwen Beachcroft and Arthur Sabin

Two Compotus Rolls of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol (For 1491-2 and 1511-12) [pdf 59MB]

Only to libraries

1940

10

H. E. Matthews

Proceedings, Minutes and Enrolments of the Company of Soapmakers, 1562-1642 [pdf 43MB]

out of print

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to e-copies

Availability

1946

11

H. A. Cronne

Bristol Charters 1378-1499 [pdf 49 MB]

Only to libraries

1947

12

R.C. Latham

Bristol Charters 1509-1899 [pdf 88 MB]

£5 + postage

1948

13

H. E. Nott and Elizabeth Ralph

The Deposition Books of Bristol, Vol. 2, 1650-1654 [pdf 42 MB]

£5 + postage

1949

14

D. Hollis

Calendar of the Bristol Apprentice Book, 1532-1565: Part 1 1532-1542 [pdf 63 MB]

£5 + postage

1950

15

Grahame E. Farr

Records of Bristol Ships, 1800-1838 (vessels over 150 tons) [pdf 53 MB]

out of print

1950

16

E. W .W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Text (Part. III) [pdf 58 MB]

out of print

1952

17

P.W. McGrath

Records Relating to the Society of Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristol in the 17th Century [pdf 81 MB]

out of print

1953

18

E.W.W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol.Text (Part IV) [pdf 45 MB]

out of print

1955

19

Patrick McGrath

Merchants and Merchandise in Seventeenth-Century Bristol [pdf 66 MB]

out of print

1957

20

W. E. Minchinton

The Trade of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century [pdf 43 MB]

out of print

1959

21

C. D. Ross

Cartulary of St. Marks' Hospital, Bristol [pdf 74 MB]

Only to libraries

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to e-copies

Availability

1960

22

Arthur Sabin

Some Manorial Accounts of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol [pdf 36 MB]

Only to libraries

1963

23

W. E. Minchinton

Politics and the Port of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century  [pdf 53 MB]

Out of print

1965

24

D. M. Livock

City Chamberlains' Accounts in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries [pdf 37 MB]

Only to libraries

1968

25

Elizabeth Ralph and Mary E. Williams

The Inhabitants of Bristol in 1696 [pdf 53MB]

out of print

1971

26

Russell Mortimer

Minute Book of the Men's Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol, 1667-1686 [pdf 63 MB]

out of print

1974

27

Roger Hayden

The Records of a Church of Christ in Bristol, 1640-1687 [pdf 74 MB]

out of print

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to e-copies

Availability

1975

28

Jean Vanes

The Ledger of John Smythe, 1538-1550 [pdf 67MB]

Only to libraries

1976

29

Graham Bush

Bristol and its Municipal Government, 1820-1851 [pdf 55 MB]

out of print

1978

30

Russell Mortimer

Minute Book of the Men's Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol, 1686-1704 [pdf 75 MB]

out of print

1979

31

Jean Vanes

Documents illustrating the Overseas Trade of Bristol in the Sixteenth Century [pdf 34 MB]

out of print

1979

32

Elizabeth Ralph

The Great White Book of Bristol [pdf 33 MB]

out of print

1980

33

E Ralph and N Hardwick

Calendar of Bristol Apprentice Book, 1532-1565: Part 2,1542 - 1552 [pdf 49 MB]

£5 + postage

1982

34

Margaret Sharp

Accounts of the Constables of Bristol Castle in the Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries [pdf 33 MB]

out of print

1982

35

J. H. Bettey

Calendar of the Correspondence of the Smyth Family of Ashton Court, 1548-1642 [pdf 38MB]

out of print

1984

36

David Large

The Port of Bristol, 1848-1884 [pdf 54MB]

Only to libraries

1985

37

Patrick McGrath

A Bristol Miscellany [pdf 42MB]

Only to libraries

1986

38

David Richardson

Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth Century Slave Trade to America, Vol 1: The Years of Expansion 1698-1729  [pdf 29 MB]

Only to libraries

1987

39

David Richardson

Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Slave Trade to America, Vol 2: The Years of Ascendancy, 1730-1745 [pdf 25 MB]

£5 + postage

1989

40

Georges Lamione

Bristol Gaol Delivery Fiats, 1741-1799 [pdf 35 MB]

out of print

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to e-copies

Availability

1990

41

Maureen Stanford

The Ordinances of Bristol, 1506-1598 [pdf 30 MB]

£5 + postage

1991

42

David Richardson

Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth Century Slave Trade to America: Vol 3 The Years of Decline 1746-1769 [pdf 42MB]

£5 + postage

1992

43

Elizabeth Ralph

Calendar of the Bristol Apprentice Book, Part 3, 1552-1565 [pdf 28 MB]

£5 + postage

1993

44

Shelia Lang and Margaret McGregor

Tudor Wills Proved in Bristol 1546-1603 [pdf 27 MB]

£5 + postage

1994

45

Jonathan Barry and Kenneth Morgan

Reformation and Revival in Eighteenth Century Bristol  [pdf 40 MB]

Only to libraries

1995

46

Clive Burgess

The Pre-Reformation Records of All Saints' Bristol: Part 1 [pdf 42 MB]

£5 + postage

1996

47

David Richardson

Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Slave Trade to America: Vol 4, The Final Years 1770-1807  [pdf 52 MB]

Only to libraries

1997

48

Roger H. Leech

The Topography of Medieval and Early Modern Bristol: Part One [pdf 79 MB]

out of print

1998

49

P. K. Stembridge

The Goldney family: A Bristol Merchant Dynasty  [pdf 34 MB]

£5 + postage

1999

50

David Large

The Municipal Government of Bristol 1851-1901 [pdf 40 MB]

£5 + postage

2000

51

Frances Neale

William Worcestre: The Topography of Medieval Bristol [pdf 51 MB]

Only to libraries

2000

52

Roger H. Leech

The St Michael's Hill Precinct of the University of Bristol: The Topography of Medieval and Early Modern Bristol: Part 2 [pdf 24MB]

Only to libraries

2000

53

Clive Burgess

The Pre-Reformation Records of All Saints' Church Bristol Part II: The Churchwardens' Accounts [pdf 57MB]

£5 + postage

2002

54

E and S George (assisted by P Fleming)

Bristol Probate Inventories Part 1: 1542-1650 [pdf 28MB]

£5 + postage

2003

55

M Dresser

The Diary of Sarah Fox [pdf 73MB]

£5 + postage

2004

56

C Burgess

The Pre-Refomation Records of All Saints' Church, Bristol, Part 3: Wills, The Halleway Chantry, Records and Deeds [pdf 72MB]

£5 + postage

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to e-copies

Availability

2005

57

E and S George (assisted by R H Leech)

Bristol Probate Inventories Part 2: 1657-1689 [pdf 29MB]

£15 + postage

2006

58

S Jenks

Robert Sturmy's Commercial Expedition to the Mediterranean (1457/8) [pdf 74 MB]

£15 + postage

2007

59

J Bettey

Records of Bristol Cathedral

£15 + postage

2008

60

E and S George (assisted by P Fleming & Intro. by J. Barry)

Bristol Probate Inventories Part 3: 1690-1804

£15 + postage

2009

61

Susan Flavin and Evan T. Jones

Bristol's Trade with Ireland and the Continent, 1503-1601: The Evidence of the Exchequer Customs Accounts

£15 + postage

2010

62

Nicholas Orme & Jon Cannon

Westbury-on-Trym: Monastery, Minster, and College

£15 + postage

2011

63

Jonathan Harlow

The Ledger of Thomas Speed, 1681-1690

£15 + postage

2012

64

Jonathan Barry

The Diary of William Dyer: Bristol in 1762

£15 + postage

2013

65

C S Knighton

Clifton College: Foundation to Evacuation

£15 + postage

2014

66

Nicholas Rogers

Manning the Royal Navy in Bristol: Liberty, Impressment & the State, 1739-1815

£15 + postage

2015

67

Peter Fleming

The Maire of Bristowe is Kalendar

£15 + postage

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In addition to these volumes, the Bristol Record Society also paid for the digitisation of the following:
Henry Bush, Extracts of Key Primary Sources Illustrative of the Local Taxation of the Town of Bristol, from the Thirteenth Century Onwards (Bristol, 1824).


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