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In 2010 the AGM of the Bristol Record Society resolved that we should permit Google to make available certain past volumes on 'full view' via their Google Books service. Such books had already been scanned but were, at that time, only available on 'snippet view'. It was understood that Google would neither charge viewers nor pay the Society for accessing our works. All of the affected volumes would thus be accessible, free of charge, worldwide.

The Bristol Record Society took this step because it recognised that allowing our volumes to be made freely available would be a great benefit to those researching Bristol's history. This would enable us to better fulfil our core function, which is to make the records of Bristol's history available to as wide a number of people as possible. We noted that 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 maintainthat we retain the right to act on their behalf to permit the reproduction of our existing titles, so long it is within the spirit of our original agreement.

While we made attempts to contact our former editors individually, in many cases this has proved impossible. For many of our editors have long since died and we have no knowledge of who the copyright holders might now be. In autumn 2010 we thus issued a number of notices of our plans, asking that 'If any copyright holder objects to our making a particular volume available electronically as proposed, we would ask them to get in touch with the Secretary of the Society by March 31st 2011'. These notices were placed on this website, other websites and in relevant publications, such as the Regional Historian. The only responses we received from authors / copyright holders were supportive of our plans.

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

1930-1944

1945-1959

1960-1974

1975-1989

1990-2004

2005-

Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to Google Books

Availability

1930

1

N. D. Harding

Bristol Charters, 1155-1373

out of print

1931

2

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Introduction (Part 1): Burgage Tenure in Mediaeval Bristol

out of print

1932

3

E. E. Butcher

Bristol Corporation of the Poor, 1696-1834

out of print

1933

4

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Text (Part 2)

out of print

1934

5

E. E. Rich

The Staple Court Books of Bristol

out of print

1935

6

H. E. Nott

The Deposition Books of Bristol Vol. 1, 1643-1647

out of print

1937

7

E. M. Carus-Wilson

The Overseas Trade of Bristol (In the Later Middle Ages)

out of print

1938

8

E. W. W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol Text (Part II)

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)

Only to libraries

1940

10

H. E. Matthews

Proceedings, Minutes and Enrolments of the Company of Soapmakers, 1562-1642

out of print

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to Google Books

Availability

1946

11

H. A. Cronne

Bristol Charters 1378-1499

Only to libraries

1947

12

R.C. Latham

Bristol Charters 1509-1899

5 + postage

1948

13

H. E. Nott and Elizabeth Ralph

The Deposition Books of Bristol, Vol. 2, 1650-1654

5 + postage

1949

14

D. Hollis

Calendar of the Bristol Apprentice Book, 1532-1565: Part 1 1532-1542

5 + postage

1950

15

Grahame E. Farr

Records of Bristol Ships, 1800-1838 (vessels over 150 tons)

out of print

1950

16

E. W .W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol. Text (Part. III)

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

out of print

1953

18

E.W.W. Veale

The Great Red Book of Bristol.Text (Part IV)

out of print

1955

19

Patrick McGrath

Merchants and Merchandise in Seventeenth-Century Bristol

out of print

1957

20

W. E. Minchinton

The Trade of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century

out of print

1959

21

C. D. Ross

Cartulary of St. Marks' Hospital, Bristol

Only to libraries

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to Google Books

Availability

1960

22

Arthur Sabin

Some Manorial Accounts of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol

Only to libraries

1963

23

W. E. Minchinton

Politics and the Port of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century

Out of print

1965

24

D. M. Livock

City Chamberlains' Accounts in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Only to libraries

1968

25

Elizabeth Ralph and Mary E. Williams

The Inhabitants of Bristol in 1696

out of print

1971

26

Russell Mortimer

Minute Book of the Men's Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol, 1667-1686

out of print

1974

27

Roger Hayden

The Records of a Church of Christ in Bristol, 1640-1687

out of print

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to Google Books

Availability

1975

28

Jean Vanes

The Ledger of John Smythe, 1538-1550

Only to libraries

1976

29

Graham Bush

Bristol and its Municipal Government, 1820-1851

out of print

1978

30

Russell Mortimer

Minute Book of the Men's Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol, 1686-1704

out of print

1979

31

Jean Vanes

Documents illustrating the Overseas Trade of Bristol in the Sixteenth Century

out of print

1979

32

Elizabeth Ralph

The Great White Book of Bristol

out of print

1980

33

E Ralph and N Hardwick

Calendar of Bristol Apprentice Book, 1532-1565: Part 2,1542 - 1552

5 + postage

1982

34

Margaret Sharp

Accounts of the Constables of Bristol Castle in the Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries

out of print

1982

35

J. H. Bettey

Calendar of the Correspondence of the Smyth Family of Ashton Court, 1548-1642

out of print

1984

36

David Large

The Port of Bristol, 1848-1884

Only to libraries

1985

37

Patrick McGrath

A Bristol Miscellany

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

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

5 + postage

1989

40

Georges Lamione

Bristol Gaol Delivery Fiats, 1741-1799

out of print

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title: with links to Google Books

Availability

1990

41

Maureen Stanford

The Ordinances of Bristol, 1506-1598

5 + postage

1991

42

David Richardson

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

5 + postage

1992

43

Elizabeth Ralph

Calendar of the Bristol Apprentice Book, Part 3, 1552-1565

5 + postage

1993

44

Shelia Lang and Margaret McGregor

Tudor Wills Proved in Bristol 1546-1603

5 + postage

1994

45

Jonathan Barry and Kenneth Morgan

Reformation and Revival in Eighteenth Century Bristol

Only to libraries

1995

46

Clive Burgess

The Pre-Reformation Records of All Saints' Bristol: Part 1

5 + postage

1996

47

David Richardson

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

Only to libraries

1997

48

Roger E. Leech

The Topography of Medieval and Early Modern Bristol: Part One

out of print

1998

49

P. K. Stembridge

The Goldney family: A Bristol Merchant Dynasty

5 + postage

1999

50

David Large

The Municipal Government of Bristol 1851-1901

5 + postage

2000

51

Frances Neale

William Worcestre: The Topography of Medieval Bristol

5 + postage

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

Only to libraries

2000

53

Clive Burgess

The Pre-Reformation Records of All Saints' Church Bristol Part II: The Churchwardens' Accounts

5 + postage

2002

54

E and S George (assisted by P Fleming)

Bristol Probate Inventories Part 1: 1542-1650

5 + postage

2003

55

M Dresser

The Diary of Sarah Fox

5 + postage

2004

56

C Burgess

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

5 + postage

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Year

Vol

Editor

Title

Availability

2005

57

E and S George (assisted by R H Leech)

Bristol Probate Inventories Part 2: 1657-1689

15 + postage

2006

58

S Jenks

Robert Sturmy's Commercial Expedition to the Mediterranean (1457/8)

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

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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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