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Name: Bristol Record Office
Notes: Now has Records from Merchant Venturers of Bristol (2006).
Postal address: 'B' Bond Warehouse
Smeaton Road
Town: Bristol
County:
Post code: BS1 6XN
Telephone: 01179 224 224
Web address: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/recordoffice

430 documents found for Bristol Record Office:

Code Description Date Keywords
SMV Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol: records, 17th-20th cent. 1600 - 1999
PBA

Port of Bristol Authority: volumes relating to docks 1896-1938.

1896 - 1938 ports docks harbour
P/XCH/D23 Postboy 1738   ship
Acc 41332 Bristol Sailors Home: minutes and financial records. 1900 - 1999 welfare mariners
AC/WO 9(9-13, 21)

Financial papers regarding ownership of George of Bristol, 1682

1682   ship
AC/WO 9(8)

Invoice for goods loaded onto the Concord of Bristol for Virginia, and for provisions sent to Virginia for the use of the George, 1682

1682   cargo
AC/WO 9(74a-f)

Includes undertakings by shipowners to pay John Hugh Smyth extra premium of insurance for the detention of the Hope and the Sally, 1768

1768  
AC/WO 9(63)

Insurance policy for the Charming Molly, master John Barker, 5 July 1731

1731   ship
AC/WO 9(49)

Petition of Thomas Berry to the Commissioners of the Sea Wall regarding repsonsibility for repairing 7 1/2 perches of the wall, n.d. [?late seventeenth century]

1670 - 1700
AC/WO 9(26)

Bill of exchange for 6 of the George of Bristol, 12 December 1693

1693   ship
AC/WO 9(103)

Bill of lading for goods shipped on the William and Mary by Edward Archer and Joshua Groves for Speights Town, Barbadoes, 28 September 1733

1733   cargo
AC/WO 9(102)

Insurance policy for the ship William and Mary, 21 September 1733

1733  
AC/WO 16

Letters with invoices and bills of ladings for Jamaican sugar, late eighteenth century

1770 - 1800 cargo finance
AC/VS 53(8-10)

?, 1738

1738  
AC/VS 104 (1)

?, 1738

1738  
AC/PL 63-4

Plans, 1792, 1803

1792 - 1803
AC/MU 3(9)

Exeter, 1781

1781   ship
AC/MU 3(7)

Blaze Castle, merchant ship, 1772-3

1772 - 1773
AC/MU 3(2) Nancy, 1748 1748   ship
AC/MU 3(12)

Nelly, 1787

1787   ship
AC/MU 3(1)(9)

Misc. naval documents, 1720, 1781

1720 - 1781 miscellaneous
AC/MU 3(1)

HMS Dartmouth, 1720

1720   ship
AC/MU 2(9)

The Prudent Sally, 1767

1767   ship
AC/MU 2(8)

Colston, 1767

1767   ship
AC/MU 2(7)

Patient Mary, 1767-8

1767 - 1768 ship
AC/MU 2(5)

Albany, 1765

1765   ship
AC/MU 2(3)

Gloucestershire, 1760

1760   ship
AC/MU 2(22)

Fanny of Bristol, 1786

1786   ship
AC/MU 2(21)

The Ann, merchant ship, 1785

1785  
AC/MU 2(19)

The Hellen Packet of Cork, 1784

1784   ship
AC/MU 2(18)

Druid, 1779

1779   ship
AC/MU 2(17)

Fanny, 1777-80, Haven of Cronstadt, Petersburg, Russia, 1777

1777 - 1778 ship
AC/MU 2(15)

Elizabeth and Mary, 1768

1768   ship
AC/MU 2(14)

Fair Trader, 1768

1768   ship
AC/MU 2(13)

Brittannia, merchant ship, 1768

1768  
AC/MU 2(12)

Eleanor, 1767-8

1767 - 1768 ship
AC/MU 2(11)

Celia, 1768

1768   ship
AC/MU 2(10)

The Hampton, 1767

1767   ship
AC/MU 2(1)

The Hamburgh Merchant, 1747

1747   ship
AC/MU 1(8-9)

Letter of John Smith, commander of the Clifton, from Barbadoes to Ilfracombe, to Samuel Munckley & Co., owners, regarding voyage, and wages book, 1762, also enclosing account of sales of goods, invoices, list of debts, current ac

1761 - 1762 merchants cargo finance
AC/MU 1(40) & 2(6)

Greyhound, 1767-73

1767 - 1773 ship
AC/MU 1(31)

Letter regarding import of Russian iron, 1773

1773  
AC/MU 1(15 & 17)

Bills of lading, 1773

1773   cargo
AC/MU 1(11-13)

Papers concerning the Hope, 1760-73, including cargoe of negro slaves, mariners' wages, also cargo of sugar onboard the Byron, 1773

1760 - 1773
AC/JS 92

Papers regarding the Naval Bill, 1758

1758   navy
AC/JS 53(7-18) Rex & Hopkins v. Thomas 1700 - 1740 Bristol Case lawsuit
AC/JS 53(6) Letter of Edmund Sanders to Jarrit Smith concerning proceedings against the owners of the Aurora and the Rainbow, 20 October 1737 1737   Bristol Case lawsuit
AC/JS 53(4)a-k Court papers regarding the regarding the theft of an anchor and the Boston Merchant, owned by Robert Smith and others, 1736 1736   Bristol Case lawsuit
AC/JS 53(3)a-b Summons from the Mayor of Bristol against the owners of the New Kent and the Stockton for bringing their ships into the quay without a license, 1736 1736   Bristol Case lawsuit
AC/JS 53(2) Draft declaration on the theft of an anchor at Taunton, 1736 1736   Bristol Case lawsuit
AC/JS 53(19-60) Lyde v. Hart 1700 - 1740 Bristol Case lawsuit
AC/JS 53(1-60) Papers regarding the `Bristol Case', early eighteenth century, in which Bristol merchants objected to the right of the Mayor to levy 40 shillings for each vessel of over 60 tons for the use of the quay.
1700 - 1740 lawsuit ports
AC/JS 53(1) Note on the distraint of an anchor from the Partridge, 1731 1731   Bristol Case lawsuit
AC/JS 102(29)

Petition of the widows of Naval Officers, n.d.

  navy
AC/JS 102(10) George Bonnell's plan for preventing smuggling, 12 March 1759 1759  
AC/C61

Letters of John Lord Poulett to Thomas Smyth, includes references to navy at Plymouth and the Admiral, 1635

1635   correspondence
93(2)d

Probate of will of Thomas Smith belonging to HM the Mariner, 21 March 1740

1740   mariners
8023

Shipbuilding

 
7959

Bill of sale of six shares in the St David of Bristol, steam packet, between James Allen Jones, Bristol gent., executor of the will of William Jones the younger of Bristol, merchant, and Robert Henry Webb, Bristol merchant, 16 July 1833

1833   trade shipping
7946 Annual accounts of the Bristol Dock Company, 1849-74
1849 - 1874 finance
745

Deed for dock insurance for five years including Portishead Docks & Tobacco Warehouses, 28 September 1934

1934 - 1939 ports commerce
742

Fire Insurance Deed containing insurances, including policies for Portishead Docks & Tobacco Warehouses, for five year period, 28 September 1934

1934 - 1939 ports commerce
6690(2) Forfeited goods, 1738
1738   customs
6536(1-13)

Trustees of Seaman's Hospital

  mariners finance administration
5918(40)S

See sched. ?, master mariner about to go on voyage to African coast, c.1817

1817  
4966(28)S

Articles of partnership, C.H. & H. Williams, shipowners and merchants, 1857

1857   shipping
4547(1-3)

Bills of sale of the Dispatch, 1830-2

1830 - 1832 ship
4487(9)

The John and Mary

  ship
44286

Fred Llewellyn, sailor: correspondence with family in Staple Hill, Bristol while on naval service, 1944-6.

1944 - 1946 seamen mariners
44050

Bristol Harbour Festival: oral history interviews with people with Bristol-Nannover [sic], Bristol-Bordeaux twinning links 2007.

2007   Hannover Bordeaux Bristol harbour ports
43659

Port of Bristol Authority: American cattle ledger and Bathurst Basin licenses book 1912-1929.

1912 - 1929 Bristol port harbour livestock
43659

Documents relating to the shipping by L. Mendl & Co. of a cargo of maize and barley, in the Arbutus, from Ibrail to London, 1885.

1885   imports shipping trade Romania
43651

Turner, Edwards & Co. Ltd., shipowners and ship brokers, Bristol: ephemera and photographs, 1952-66.

1952 - 1966 brokers ships shipowners
43634

Jefferies (Avonmouth) Ltd., ship repairers: records 1800-2000.

1800 - 2000 shiprepairers companies
43014 Port of Bristol Authority: records formerly at Underfall Yard, 20th century 1900 - 1999
42968 Charles Hill & Sons Ltd., shipbuilders and repairers, shipowners, Bristol :addditonal records 1970 - 1979 construction Companies
42829 The Old Chequers and Bath Marina Boat Club: minutes, accounts and correspondence 1948 - 2004 societies leisure sailing
42785 Bristol Sailor's Home: additional records 1979 - 1997 welfare mariners
42696 P & A Campbell Ltd, steamship owners, Bristol: copy accounts and papers 1908 - 1993 Companies transport
42696

Bristol shipping registers : registration papers

1908 - 1993
40587

Records of the West of England Freight Terminal ltd, 1966-93

1966 - 1993
40556

Newspaper reports of Bristol Sailors' Home, 1883

1883   mariners aid
40553/5

Photograph of PS Ravenswood, n.d.

  ship
40525

National Dock Labour Board minutes, 1952-89

1952 - 1989 unions employers
40514/1-2

Papers of T.J. Gyles, ship's engineer, 1912-35

1912 - 1935 mariners
40491 Naval records of Arthur James Denman, 1920-49
1920 - 1949 mariners navy
40479 Naval records of Edward Crissup, 1894-1928
1894 - 1928 mariners navy
40474/8

Denbigh Castle rounding Cape Horn, Tierra Del Fuego, 1912

1912  
40373

Autobiography of A.J. Brown, customs officer, 1889-1925

1889 - 1925 trade commerce tax
40336/7

Menu of the Aquitania, Atlantic liner, 1925

1925   food
40336/6

Ettrick, overturned in Avon, 1924

1924   ship
40336/1,6

Naval operations, Belgium, 1918

1918   world war one europe
40336/1

Glenart Castle, hospital ship, torpedoed, 1918

1918  
40301

Diary of unknown writer, 1878, includes account of the wreck of the Waterford Steam Navigation Company's vessel the Gipsy and its subsequent destruction, 13-15 May and notice of the Royal Western Yacht Club Regatta (Plymouth), 25 July

1868   travel journal
40279/1

Mervin

1776   ship
40272

Orion

  ship
40256 Piece of ribbon broken by yacht of Edward VII at opening ceremony of Royal Edward dock, 1908, with covering letter 1908   ports shipping royalty
40232

Records of Turner Edwards & Co., ship owners and brokers, nineteenth century, 20c

1800 - 1999 shipping
40220

Towage journal of R & J.H. Rea, 1962-5

1962 - 1965 pilots
40194/B/11 Dock labour scheme at Sharpness, 1941 1941   docks
40194 Dock employees including registers, 1916-89
1916 - 1989 labour records
40183/P/1

Diary of a voyage of the True Briton, 1870

1870   travel literature
40163/P/38

Miguel M. Gomez, sherry shipper, Cadiz, 1952

1952   merchant
40163/F/7

Goods shipped to Ilfracombe, 1894

1894   trade
40163/F/14

Cardiff & Bristol Channel Steamship Company, 1912

1912  
40156 Article regarding privateers, 1913-14
1913 - 1914 naval
40145/x/3, ?

Society of Merchant Venturers, 1909

1909   trade
40145/Ph/9(1)

Plan showing limits of port and harbour of Bristol, 1932

1932  
40145/Ph/8 Royal Marines Band, Portsmouth, 1893-4
1893 - 1894 naval musicians
40140S

Records of Campbell P & A Ltd, 1893-1971

1893 - 1971
40140/5(a)S

Bill of sale of the Bonnie Doon, 1899

1899   ship
40136/7

Actions, 1925-74

1925 - 1974 Admiralty Court
40129/1a-b Register of marine stores, 1908-74 1908 - 1974
40128/2

Correspondence St Lucia, 1774

1774  
40095/X/3 Centenary of the Great Western, 1938 1938   ship
40095/T/8 Logbook of the Francis, 1889 1889  
40095/Pr/26-44, T/27, & X/7

Bristol Shipping Staffs Asssociation, 1922-68

1922 - 1968
40095/Pr/24

Pilotage byelaws, 1928

1928   pilots law
40095/PP/36

Hermes, 1976

1976   ship
40095/L/36

Agreement, Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd, 1963

1963   shipping
40095/L/25

Agreement of Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd, 1950

1950   shipping
40095/E/12

SS Cato, 1939-40

1939 - 1940 ship
40095/0/6

Brunel, crew list, 1922

1922   mariners
40095/0/5

Bristol Scout, crew list, 1927

1927   mariners
40095/0/30-1

Crew lists of the Volunteer, ?

  mariners
40095/0/27

Crew lists of the Sea Queen, 1905-11

1905 - 1911 mariners
40095/0/2-3

Avonmouth crew lists, 1906-38

1906 - 1938 mariners
40095/0/19

Crew list of the Peri, n.d.

  mariners
40095/0/15

Crew list of the Lady Morgan, 1916

1916   mariners
40095/0/14

Crew lists of the King, 1905-35

1905 - 1935 mariners
40095/0/13

Crew list of John King, n.d.?

  mariners
40095/0/12

Iris, crew list, 1903

1903   mariners
40095/0/11

Gem, crew list, 1880s

1880 - 1889 mariners
40095 Records of C.J. King and Sons (Holdings), Ltd, 1850s-, see below for details 1850 - 1860
40084/PC/6

Illustration of wreck of the Gipsy, 185??78

1850 - 1878 ship
40084/NC/30 Article on plans for Portbury Dock   development locks
40068/1-3S Certificates of discharge 1911 - 1940 mariners
4005

Poems written onboard the White Eagle, 1861

1861   poetry
40015/1

Deed, 1861

1861   trade
40009

Lighthouse at mouth of Avon, c.1850

1850   Trinity House
39951/2

Journal of a visit to Egypt, 1862

1862   travel
39900 Ms volume relating to records of prize cargoes at the port of Bristol, 1915-17 1915 - 1917 shipping
39683(1) Royal Edward Dock, Avonmouth, opening 1908 1908   ports
39654(3) Triton, 1770-1803 1770 - 1803 ship
39654(2) Swift, 1759-60
1759 - 1760 ship
39654 (4)S Druid, 1790-1803
1790 - 1803 ship
39654 (2)S Nevis Planter, 1770-5, Sally, 1767-72 1767 - 1775 ship
39654 (1)S Ruby, 1758-72
1758 - 1772 ship
39458(1-13)S

Deeds and other papers of the Bristol General Steam Navigation Company, 1836-78

1836 - 1878 shipping
39449/6S, 3S

Letter from Govt Shipping Office regarding seaman,  Australia, Brisbane, 1884 & Sydney, 1876

1884 - 1876 government administration
39449/5S

Lord Duncan, 1881

1881   ship
39449/3, 5-7S Letters with news of certificates of discharge, 1876-86
1876 - 1886 mariners
39407 Certificates of discharge   mariners
39290S/FW/PC/7

Print of the launching of the Great Western, n.d.

  ship
39290S/FW/LN/13,14

Notes and transcripts regarding shippping, n.d.

 
39290S/FW/LN/12

Transcript of register of shipping, 1795

1795   ships
39290/FW/PC/6(f)

Postcard, Old Harbour, Bristol, n.d.

  ports
39290/FW/LN/32

Notes regarding Alderman Aldworth's Docks, n.d.

  ports
39290/FW/LN/22, 24 Notes and cuttings regarding New Cut  
39290/FW/LN/19

Notes regarding the Fanny, n.d.

  ship
39290/FW/LN/18

Extract from Lloyd's list & shipping gazette, 31 December 1959

1959  
39290/FW/LN/17

Notes regarding prehistoric ships

 
39290/FW/LN/16 Notes regarding industrial relations, 1911 1911   labour
39290/FW/LN/15

Plan of city docks, c.1913

1913  
39290/FW/LN/12-26

Notes, 1959

1959   Admiralty Court
39213/9

Rates for Cardiff (Bute) docks, 1846

1846   commerce
39213/8

Kingston-upon-Hull dock company, rates, 1842

1842   commerce
39213/7 London Dock Company, 1839-41
1839 - 1841 commerce ports
39213/6 Misc. documents relating to Town and Mayor's Dues, including see cat.   government administration
39213/10 Birkinhead Docks, extension to, 1846
1846   development
39055 Two letters concerning the maiden voyage of the SS Great Britain to New York, at Weymouth and Plymouth, 1845
1845   passengers
38770 Certificates of discharge   mariners
38754

Papers of Grahame E. Farr

 
3862(7)a

Release in fee of the Directors of the Bristol Dock Company to Samuel Hewlett of two pieces of land, Redcliffe, 29 January 1812

1812  
38459/44(a)S

Presentation plate of HMS Bristol

  ship
38254 Certificates of discharge   mariners
38247/PP/1-2

Records of T.R. Brown & Sons Ltd, 1949-73

1949 - 1973
38247

Records of H.D. Thornton & Co., 1935-61

1935 - 1961
38203

Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, Bristol Brigrade, ?date

  naval
38087 Records of the National Nautical School, 1869-1982, including, NS/A4, NS/X4/15, the Polly; NS/X2/2&3 & NS/X4/5, newspaper cuttings, report and photograph concerning the training ship Cornwall, 1935, 1938, 1946; NS/A6-7, entr 1869 - 1982 education training
38083(3-4)S

Correspondence of Nicholas Pocock with Richard Champion, 1770-75

1770 - 1775
38083(1)S

Lloyd family correspondence with Charleston, South Carolina, 1760-6

1760 - 1766
38064

Merchant seaman's records of William Hynder, 1847-61

1847 - 1861 mariners
38032 Logbook of Nicholas Pocock, Captain of the Lloyd, of four voyages between Bristol and Dominica via Madeira, the Canaries and the West Indies, 7 January 1771-2, highly illustrated throughout with views of the Lloyd, a decorated chart o 1771 - 1772 Travel Pictures
37980/X4S &A1S

Log books and advertisment of the Balmoral, 1969-79

1969 - 1979 ship
37980/X3S

Photo of the Cambria, run aground near Ilfracombe, Devon, c.1920

1915 - 1925 ship
37980/F4/1-2

Daily receipt books including that of Torquay steamer voyages, 1937-72

1937 - 1972 passengers finances
37980/A1S Logbooks of PS Ravenswood, 1948-53
1948 - 1953 ship
37980/A1/S

Logbooks of the Empress Queen, 1948-9

1948 - 1949 ship
37980/A1 & X4

Logbook and advertisement of the Devonia, 1978

1978   ship
37980/A1 & X2 Logbooks and photographs of the St Trillo, 1963-7
1963 - 1967 ship
37980 Records of P. & A. Campbell Ltd, steamship company, 1888-1967 [also see 40140] 1888 - 1967 Shipping
37885/6, 8

Bristol Port Harbour Committee, 1919, 1936-7

1919 - 1937
37885/5-8 Records of the Port of Bristol Employer's Association, 1914-67 1914 - 1967 labour
37885/2 Report and minutes of Transport Workers' Court of Enquiry, 1920 1920  
37885/1 Report on Ports and Harbours of United Kingdom, 1915
1915   administration
37454/14(b)

Mayor's committee regarding expiry of East India Company charter, 1812-17

1812 - 1817 trade
36292(1-4) Plans  
36075(33)

Chatham wharf, 1898

1898   ports harbours
36075 records of Albion dockyard, 1814-1918 1814 - 1918 Ports
36074(58)

Petition of M. Giott, master of the Magdalen of Pennarth, Brittany, to the Society of Merchants, regarding partial loss of cargo from ship being piloted in Kingsroad, seventeenth century

1600 - 1699 pilots
36074(141)

Letter with reference to a proposed Act of Parliament for bridge to `stop the tide', 1640

1640  
36074(139a)

Letter of John Pyne, including news of Ship Money, 1640

1640  
36074(119)

Letter to Sir Hugh Smyth, noting unrest of mariners at Portsmouth, 18 August 1628

1628  
36074(109) Letter of Batholomew Giffard to Sir Hugh Smyth, including reference to discontent of mariners, c.1626 1626  
35447 BL

Ship's securities deposited in bank, 1840; registration of the Margaret, c.1840

1835 - 1845 finance administration records
35447 Title to lands in Bedminster from 1679, Bristol Dock Company 1679   assets
35036

Records of Poole Brothers Galbraith and Company, Ltd, sand, gravel and coal merchants, 1845-1966, including: 104-18, papers and plans regarding Poole's Wharf, including, 108, papers regarding Royal visit and access to SS Camerton, 19

1845 - 1966 commerce development shipping
35033(3) Insurance plan of Sharpness New Docks, 1891 1891   ports shipping
35033(1) Avonmouth plans, from 1890 1890   ports docks locks development
34907

Letter referring to naval shipbuilding, voyages to Waterford, 25 June 17[torn]

1700 - 1799 correspondence
34906(11)b

Receipt from Thomas Streeter, master of the Hope bound for Quebec, towards the support of the lighthouse on the Smalls, St George's Channel, off coast of Pembroke, 1810

1810   Trinity House
34906 (11)c

Letter of Thomas S. Benson to Captain Streeter directing him to board the John for Quebec and there to take charge of the Mary bound for London, 1811

1811   correspondence
34413(9) Bristol City   ship
34413(7-8) Dorser   ship
34413(4-5) Dominion   ship
34413(3, 6, 11) Brooklyn City   ship
34413(2) Somerset   ship
34413(10) Bristol   ship
34413(1) Llandaff City   ship
33795(1-2) Harbour Improvement, 1793
1793   ports development
33793/4

Chocolate smuggling, 1776

1776   customs evasion
33722(19)S

Chepstow Packet

  ship
33416(1-32) 37 volumes of Reports including those of the Port Medical Officer of Health, 1875-1973 1875 - 1973 administration medicine
32956 Great Western Steamship Company, ?  
32835 AC/B64

Account book of Anthony Varder, merchant, including trade to Newfoundland, 1697--1713

1697 - 1713 finance
32835 AC/B63

Ledger. See Jean Vanes (ed.), The Ledger of John Smythe, 1538-50 (Bristol Record Society, XXVIII, 1974). of John Smyth, merchant, including trade to Newfoundland, the continent, 1534-50

1534 - 1550 finance
32835

Records of the Smythe family of Ashton Court, including MU, records of Samuel Munkley, shipowner and merchant, of Bristol, late eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries [also see 37671]

1775 - 1825
32484 Bristol Customs House registers, 1824-99
1824 - 1899 finance tax
32229(16)

Town Clerk's seal matrix with detail of ship & water gate, ninetenth century, 20c

1800 - 1899
32229 (1-20)

Admiralty court seal matrix, c.1461

1461  
32173/666

Docks and Inland Waterways Executive (South Western Division), 1953

1953   canals transport government
32173/433

SS Great Britain project, 1970

1970   ship
32173/40-6S

Trade with Prince Edward Island, 1826-8

1826 - 1828
32173/282S

Lifeboats, 1940-6

1940 - 1946
32173/166-9 Bridgehead City Docks, 1957-60
1957 - 1960
32173/(40-50)S

Sale of the Mary, 1826-9

1826 - 1829 ship
32173(77)S

Mountjoy, 1898

1898   ship
32173(65)S

Two hopper or mud boats, one in river Usk, one building on stocks, 1850

1850  
32173(45)S

Cambridge, 1828

1828   ship
32173(35)di,iiS Agreement regarding collection of rates on tonnage and duties on goods, 1804 1804  
32173 Records of Port of Bristol Authority, 1695-1971 1695 - 1971 administration
30634 (3), (5)S

Gwyer family merchants at St Petersburg, 1860, 1881

1860 - 1881
30630(12)

East India Company Fund

  trade
30299(S)

Customs collectors

  ports tax
30189(2)S

West Indies, merchant's correspondence, 1772-1800

1772 - 1800
30189(2)

Company of Merchants trading with Africa, 1772

1772   trade
30182

Logbook

 
30100

Great BritainMDBU, steamship

 
2998

Legal proceedings of the owners of the Vassilakis versus the owners of the Frome, steam hopper, 1904-5

1904 - 1905 ship
29747(1)o Queen Mary   ship
29587(2)

Cargo of groceries to Kingston, 1707

1707  
29587(1)

Timber supplied to sailing vessels, 1691-2

1691 - 1692
29542(4)

Solicitor's register of notes and entries of ship's protests, 1879-1928

1879 - 1923 mariners
29226(3)

Castaway from the Hecktor, 1748

1748   mariners passengers
28797 Medical officer of Health's reports, urban and port, 1927-30
1927 - 1930 administration medicine
28147(1)

Lease from, 1811

1811   trade
281

Copy of Bristol customs roll of 1496-9, printed in 1897

1496 - 1499 finance tax trade
28050

Bills of lading

  customs cargo
28049(26)d Free Port Day, 1848
1848  
28049(26)c

Improvement

  development
28048, P4 Printed letter urging reduction of town dues and improvement of the docks, Bristol, 1800 1800   ports development
28048, J1/1

`Minutes of a journey to Weymouth, voyage to Cherbourg' by J.S.H., with printed plan of Cherbourg and its fortifications, 1768, includes mention of bathing machines at Weymouth & Melcombe Regis, voyage to France

1768   travel illustrations
28038, P105 Case and opinion regarding claim of Capt. Webley Parry to payments from ships anchoring off Pwllcorn, and from farmers for loads of sea sand delivered to them on Pwllcarn beach, ?Wales, April 1819 1819   duties
26772

Society of Merchant Venturers, deeds

  trade
26226 Cargoes   customs
26167(2) Bristol dock scheme drawings, 1885-92
1885 - 1892 ports development
25064

Photographic albums of Museum and Art Gallery, ?

  photographs
24867(29, 38), ?

Society of Merchant Venturers

  trade
248(2) Articles of agreement regarding prize ship the Gascoyne, 1781
1781   naval
248(1) Articles of agreement regarding privateers' prize ship and goods of the Hay, 1759
1759   naval
21782BL

Letters of marque, eighteenth century

1700 - 1799
21129(53)

Logbook

 
21125(6) The United Brethren   ship
207(12)

Entry of protest of the Johnes of Clovelly, Devon, schooner, 5 December 1810

1810  
20534

Trinity

  ship
2(4) Clifton, 1760-2 1760 - 1762 ship
2(1-2 & 16) ?, 1720-18?2 1720 - 1830
19818(29)

Hardy, gun-vessel

  ship
19595(g)

Reservation for berth on the Nora Creina, steam packet, ?

  passengers
19590(4) Severn Galley   ship
19590(3) Tyger   ship
19588 Official handbook The Port of Bristol Authority, 1904 1904   shipping government
177 Film of Bristol docks presented by the Docks Office staff, 24 May 1933 1933   ports
17562(1)

Plan of slave ship, date?

  slaving
17557(2)

Ships sailing from Bristol, 1812-36

1812 - 1836
17196

Crew list of the Corsair, 1876

1876   mariners
17121

Share certificate

 
17106

Plans

 
17105

Book of reference, listing owners and occupiers affected by proposed improvement of the navigation of the river Avon and river Frome by a new cut, 30 September 1802

1802   development
16163(8-9)

The Great Cha?,

  ship
16080(13) London Packet   ship
16079

Four photographs of ships from Royal Ontario Museum, ?

  illustrative material
16078(2) Great Western Steamship Company, ?  
16073 Sally   ship
14180(18-19)

Steam vessels, ?

  shipping
13847(64-5)

Bristol Quadrilles composed in commemoration of Free Port Day and print of procession in honour of Free Port Day, 1848

1848   dance south-west
13458(46)

Commerce, Unicorn

  ship
13423(8)

Danish ships at Bristol, 1859

1859   shipping
12964 Eagle of Bristol; Townsend, 1679-1742; Grampus 1679 - 1742 ship
12774(2)

Revised report of a speech at a meeting of the Town Council made by Alderman Proctor Baker on the Extended Dock Accomodation at the port of Bristol, 14 June 1898

1898   development
12715(2-3)

Pilots Benefit Fund, 1931-9

1931 - 1939
12571(8)

Copy of letter describing bombardment of Copenhagen, 1807,  see cat.

1807   naval
12571(5,6,9) Valiant, 1809
1809   naval
12571(3) Victualling account, 1808
1808   naval
12571(2) Ships bound for Brazil, 1808
1808   naval
12571(1) Victualling accounts, 1798-1803
1798 - 1803 naval
12291/1S

Lease, 1843

1843   trade
12275/3S

 Argentina, 1867

1867   ship
12171/38S

Letter with description of journey to Ontario, 1882

1882   voyage
12168(19-20)

Society of Merchants letter books, 1845-51, 1863-4

1845 - 1864 trade
12168(18)

Minutes of the Bristol Channel Mission, 1843-4

1843 - 1844 administration
12162

Shipping account book of the Snow Fanny, including to the Baltic and Barbadoes, April 1777 - November 1791

1777 - 1791 finance trade
12152/5

Correspondence of the Society of Merchant Venturers regarding the provision of a lifeboat, 1830

1830  
12152/3

Papers belonging to the Society of Merchant Venturers, including correspondence and papers regarding Trinity House lighthouses: Flat Holme & Mumbles, 1809-18

1809 - 1818
12152/2

Papers belonging to the Society of Merchant Venturers, including correspondence and a petition against the East India Company charter, 1812

1812   trade
12152/15

Papers of the Society of Merchant Venturers, including a proposal to make a harbour of refuge at Lundy Island, 1858

1858   trade developments
12152/12

Papers belonging to the Society of Merchant Venturers, including bill for Merchant Seamen's Fund, 1850-3

1850 - 1853 mariners
12152/1-20 Papers relating to various schemes and to Bills before Parliament, belonging to the Society of Merchant Venturers, 1811-67
1811 - 1867 trade
12151/8S Wage accounts of sundry ships, including the Martha, 1808-9 1808 - 1809 mariners
12151/8,18-19S

Wages & deed of the Ann, 1799-1809

1799 - 1809
12151/20S Bill of sale, the Maria, 1826 1826  
12151/17S Sale of one half of the Trelawney, 1801 1801  
12147(49) Receipts for shares, etc of Bristol Docks, 1824-34
1824 - 1834 finances
12142/3

Lighthouse, Flat Holmes, 1811-18

1811 - 1818
11757(114?)S Royal Merchant Navies Appeal, 1945
1945   naval
11371 Plan of the design for improving the harbour of Bristol, by William Jessop, civil engineer, W. White, surveyor, 1803; report of Mr John Wolfe Barry to the Docks Committee of the Corporation, 1896 1803 - 1896 ports engineering surveying
11181(5)

Sale of one quarter share in the Eliza of Bristol, 1819

1819   ship
11170/1-2, 6 Avonmouth docks, cutting first sod, 1902; opening Royal Edward Dock, 1908; opening of extension, 1928  see cat. 1908 - 1928 development ports locks
11168/7(a)

Cargo of the Hero, 1801

1801   commerce
11168/5(a) Sugar vessel from Jamaica upsetting near mud docks, 1792
1792   commerce ports
11168/3(b), 12 (d)

Imports to Bristol from the West Indies, 1787-8, 1806-7

1787 - 1807 international commerce
11168/28 Ships from the West Indies to London, 1798-9
1798 - 1799 shipping
11168/2(a)

Bristol channel disbursements regarding Hungroad, 1782-95

1782 - 1795 anchorage
11168/12d Imports from Russia and Portugal to Bristol, 1806-7
1806 - 1807 international commerce ports
11168(1-76)

Documents relating to proposals for improving the harbour of Bristol, 1766-1828  see cat.

1766 - 1828 ports development
11109(8)S

List of dues payable to quaymen, 1716

1716   labour docks ports
11109(12)S

Hanover, 1739

1739   ship
11109(11)S Queen Mary 1733   ship
10750(b)

Trinity House Corporation, ?

 
10253(5-6)

Insurance of goods on the Edwin, 1763

1763   ship cargo
10253(4)

Dreadnought, privateer

  ship
1016(1-98)

Shipping receipts of cargoes, Bristol, 1790

1790   customs
1(6) Letter of John Duntze, Exeter, to Samuel Munckley regarding shipping news, 1750-1 1750 - 1751
1(5)

Letter of Herman Katenkamp, Exeter merchant, to Samuel Munckley regarding Hamburg trade, and travel by sea, 1751

1751  
1(26) Letters regarding shipping of ginger, London, 1773 1773  
1(24) Letters regarding shipping sugar, ginger, etc., from Barbadoes to England, 1773 1773  
1(22) Letters regarding shipping of Irish butter, oats, etc to England, 1773 1773  
09860(8) The George   ship
09703(1-2)

Two photographs of first and last pages of address of welcome to HRH the Prince of Wales at his visit on the occasion of the opening of the Dock Extension, Avonmouth, 23 May 1928

1928   opening ceremony royalty
09701(25)

Letter of R. Holland to Thomas Haynes including mention of excise scheme on tobacco, 22 March 1732

1732   commerce
09686(12) King David   ship
09477

Release regarding the merchant seamen's almhouse, 16 August 1791

1791   mariners
09458(28) Printed map of the harbour of Bristol, n.d. (?nineteenth century) 1800 - 1900 ports
09458(16)

John Trygett

  ship
09448-50

Papers regarding the foreshore and riverbed at Portishead, 1926-8

1926 - 1928 marine geography
09398 Includes minutes of the Port Sanitary Sub-Committee, 1927-9 1927 - 1929 administration
09354 Photograph, possibly of a model, of new dock at Avonmouth, n.d.   ports
09335(2)a.1-2,(3)a-b

Papers regarding the report of the Docks Engineer on Frome Floods Prevention, 1895-7

1895 - 1897
09292(1-2) Printed book of reference, reports   administration
09040 See cat.
  emigration
08996-9000 Minute book, ledger and Treasurers' Book and accounts of the Port Sanitary Authority, 1896-1926 1896 - 1926 administration funds finances
08978

Pilotage Fund Accounts, 1917-24

1917 - 1924 pilots finances
08977

Volume of pilot accounts, 1908-23

1908 - 1923 finance
08973 Ledger of the Bristol Dock Borough Rate, 1855-94
1855 - 1894
08972 Port of Bristol Lenders' letters and vouchers, 1811-49
1811 - 1849 funds
08971

Ledger of the Improvement of the Port of Bristol Sinking Fund, 1811-49

1811 - 1849 finance
08970

Cash book of the Improvement of the Port of Bristol Sinking Fund, 1811-49

1811 - 1849 finance
08969 Annual accounts of the Bristol Dock Company, 1808-48
1808 - 1848 administration finances
08923(5) Ms containing 86 entries of Council ordinances including Bristol Dock Company Balance Sheet, c.1809 1809   administration
08847(1)

Assignment of a messuage or inn near Sea Mills Dock, Westbury, 26 March 1746

1746   development
08840(8)d Probate will of Samuel Hartness with mention of shipping, 1715
1715  
08840(8) a-c Receipts of Samuel Hartnell regarding the Sarah, 1700-1
1700 - 1701 finance ship
08840(18)C

Case and opinion regarding shares in the Duke of Cumberland, 30 November 1735

1735   ship
08840(18)a-b

Papers regarding Sea Mills Dock, 1726, n.d. (eighteenth century)

1726   shipping
08533 Council minutes regarding the acquisition of docks, 1880-4 1880 - 1884 administration ports
08382

Relief of Merchant Seamen

  mariners aid
08340

Dock sanctions of the Board of Trade & Ministry of Transport, 6 January 1912 - 12 January 1927

1912 - 1927 government ports administration
08265 Plan showing the limits of the Port & Harbour of Bristol, 1930
1930  
08226

Volume entitled `shipping notes, Bristol, 1719-21' comprising bills of lading for ships from Ireland, Spain, Holland, France, West Indies, America, Africa, 1719-21

1719 - 1721 cargo
07786-9

Four parcels of plans probably belonging to the Sanitary Committee, 1832-1907

1832 - 1907 health administration
07783(1-60)

Misc. plans and docks, 1864-1924.  Note, some in this collection were destroyed in 1964.

1864 - 1924 miscellaneous
07782(1-37)

Dock plans, Bristol, 1882-1907

1882 - 1907 ports development
07756(1-2)

Minute book of docks undertaking special committee, 15 December 1908 - 8 December 1910

1908 - 1910 ports
07648 Official programme of the opening of Royal Edward Dock, 9 July 1908 1908   Avonmouth locks
06615

Photograph of insurance policy of the Culloden, 20 June 1748, which was on a slaving voyage from Bristol to America via Africa, 31 May 1925

1748 - 1925 slavery
06595(1-2)

Photograph of bill of lading of the Russia Merchant of Liverpool in 1770; bill of lading of the Rose Mary of Jamaica, 1770

1770   commerce shipping cargo
05192

Plan of the Bristol Channell, 1605

1605   illustrative material
05150

Papers regarding legal proceedings between the owners of the SS Princess Irene, steamship and Frome, steam hopper, 1904-5

1904 - 1905 ship
05131 Printed book of reference, various dock reports   ports administration
05102 Printed book of reference, Bristol Channel Pilotage Commission   pilots
05088

Coasting cargo book of Samuel Beckerton, concerning goods between Bristol and Newport, 1826-7

1826 - 1827 customs trade
05077(1-4)

Volume entitled the `register of ships navigating within the city of Bristol', 1795-1802

1795 - 1802
04988 Minutes of the Port Accommodation Committee, 1840-45
1840 - 1845 administration housing
04941

Dock dues

  ports
04931(1-9) Papers of the Joint Sub-Committee of Estates & General Purposes Docks Committee to consider the appointment of a Haven Master, 1922; papers regarding the Estates & Docks Committee, 1922 1922   government ports administration
04884 Health Committee records, including Port-Sanitary Sub-Committee Minutes, 1898-1921 1898 - 1921 administration
04581 Printed book of reference, Rules & Orders for Pilots  
04419

Volume of Customs House Officers' affadavits, 1702-35

1702 - 1735 commerce tax
04399

Richard Neale's Day Book, comprising an entry book of ships, with details of ships and their masters, cargoes and trade port of origin, 1761-4

1761 - 1764 commerce shipping trade
04388 Papers regarding the visit of King Edward ?? and Queen Alexandra to the Royal Edward Dock, 1908
1908   state visit
04348

Commissioners' Book of the Bristol Channel Pilotage Commission, 1854

1854  
04282(3), General Committee Books including that of the regulation of Watermen, 1757-1835
1757 - 1835 administration
04282(3)

Cranage dues

  ports commerce
04282(1-3) Dock dues
  ports
04156 Haven Masters' Account, 1895-1914 1895 - 1914 ports shipping docks
04142

Decayed pilots fund receipt book & the Surplus Pilotage Fund Account, 1817-35

1817 - 1835
04069(1-6) Cash Accounts and Rates of the Crane Master for goods landed and shipped by crane at the Quays of the Port of Bristol, 1837-56
1837 - 1856 commerce
04068

Quay Wardens' receipts, 1833-46

1833 - 1846 finance docks
04067 Quay Wardens' fees, 1842-6
1842 - 1846 finance docks
04066 Mayor's Dues (on ships), 1840-7
1840 - 1847 tax administration customs finance
04065

Mayor's Dues (on ships), 1837-47

1837 - 1847 tax administration customs finance
04064 Water Bailiff receipts, 1828-47
1828 - 1847 finance
04063(1-3) Quay Wardens' receipts, 1803-46
1803 - 1846 ports docks finance
04062(1-3) Mayor's Dues (on ships), 1791-1835
1791 - 1835 tax administration customs
04061

Volume of imports abstracted from town dues, 1808-9

1808 - 1809 customs
04060

Volume of abstracts of coasters' town duties, 1789-1807

1789 - 1807 customs
04059(1-2)

Two volumes of abstracts of the foreigners town dues, 1789-1807, 1807-17

1789 - 1817 customs
03769 'Proposals for laying the ships at the quay at Bristol constantly afloat', by John Smeaton, 1765 1765   ports shipping
01346-7 Trinity House Corporation, ?
 
01255

Grant of the office of Water Bailiff to Richard Craford, 12 May 1472

1472   administration
01155

Sale of seized goods, 1794

1794   customs
01146

Royal Deed of appointment of Sir Thomas Haines as Water Bailiff, 23 October, 26 Charles II (?1686)

1686   office administration
01129(1-3) Haven Masters' reports of the departures and arrivals at the Port of Bristol, 1847
1847   shipping commerce
01112 (1-36)

Warrants, informations, affadavits and vouchers regarding goods of the Delaval which ran aground in river, 1708-30

1708 - 1730 cargo
01036(1-7)

Title deeds and reconveyance for a Seamen's Hospital, 1 December 1792

1792   mariners
01032(1-7)

Deed of transfer of the Bristol Docks to the Corporation, 28 August 1848

1848   administration
01021(1-3)

Letters and epitome of the title of the Corporation to wrecks within the city & county & jurisdiction of Bristol, 1857-60

1857 - 1860 correspondence
00428(1-2)

Articles for building new custom house, 1710

1710   development ports tax
00352(1-19)

Wharfage dock dues

  ports commerce