Printed letter, in large type-face, with manuscript inserts, summoning George Griffin of Nicholas St., to appear before the Alderman of All Saints for non-payment of his rates 'for paying the Salaries and Wages of the Night-Constable and Watchmen...' Signed by John Haythorne.
Bedminster and Long Ashton
FREEHOLD PROPERTY at Long Ashton, near Bristol, & in Langton Street, Jubilee Place, Redcliff St. and North Street, Bedminster... for sale by Auction... at the Hope and Anchor Inn Redcliff Hill... the following property...
Auction particulars on 3p., folio, folded with docket title, listing 10 Lots, with address, name of tenant, rent, on the first page, and conditions of sale and completed memorandum on the other two.
Blackboy Hill, Westfield Park, Apsley Rd, Wellington Park, etc.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet No. LXXI.12.22.
Scale 1:500. Engraved surface approx. 25" x 38", mounted on dark blue linen, edged with tape, a few manuscript notes for cable runs, a couple of areas with small manuscript overpasted updates, tape missing from top and part of one side edge, one corner lightly dust-stained.
First Edition, 1882, Reprinted 1897.
¶ Extremely detailed map showing garden layout, greenhouses, street trees, etc.
RELEASE by Matthew Hawkings and Robert Bound, heir of Elizabeth Bound deceased, which Matthew and Elizabeth are two of the children of the late Sir John Hawkins, Knight, deceased, of two messuages in East Tucker Street in Temple parish in the occupation of Richard Vining, Maltster, to John Hawkins of Busselton.
Vellum, size 13" x 12", two wax seals.
¶ This is presumably part of the group of properties which eventually became George's Brewery (Philip George bought a malthouse in Tucker Street in 1788.)
Bristol Aeroplane Company
'BRISTOL' A Pioneer Firm in the Aircraft Industry.
Brochure, size 7«" x 10", stiff wraps in cream printed with large blue 'Bristol' logo and title. 16pp., printed on glossy paper. Numerous photographic illustrations of aircraft, including 'Beaufighter', 'Bombay' and the various engines, views inside of the works, frontis. illustration of Filton House... with... Bristol Air-Cooled Radial Aero-Engines. For Military and Commercial Aircraft. 11p. Size 6" x 8". Illusts.
Bristol Aeroplane Company
OLYMPUS Turbojet Engine.
Brochure, size 9" x 12", 15pp., glossy card wraps, numerous full plate illustrations, and photos in the text, as well as coloured sectioned drawing over two pages.
Bristol Aeroplane Company
PROTEUS 755 Free Turbine Engine.
Brochure, size 9«" x 12". Glossy card wraps. 20pp., many photographic illustrations, and double-page coloured section, page of graphs. Front wraps slightly chipped at top and bottom corners on right of front wrap... with... BRISTOL ENGINES. PROTEUS. Brochure, printed in red and black, large 4to, attractive design of white aeroplanes on red background on front, 4pp., folding out to large sheet with photographic illustrations on the inside. 2 items.
LETTER from George Ingram, Secretary of the Bristol United Breweries Limited to Messrs J. & J. Usher, Horfield Road Brewery.
Writes in response to the "offer by you of your Brewery and business." He explains that the Board discussed the matter but could not entertain the proposal for amalgamation. 2p. 8vo., on headed paper, with the envelope.
May 12th, 1890.
Bristol Union Fire Insurance Company
INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for Nehemia Newman, Publican, for a dwelling house called the Cross Keys, Stone Timber & Tile... in Temple Street, with a Brewhouse and stable behind under one roof.
Size 22" x 17", large decorative heading with a tied bundle of sticks. Details added in manuscript. Folds.
British Railways (Western Division)
BRISTOL DIVISION Scale 1" = 5 miles.
Duplicated plan size 26" x 35", folded. Shows the network from Bromsgrove to Penzance. Insets of Bristol and Avonmouth lines, Plymouth etc.
Budgett & Co.
A Monthly Interchange of News and Comments Between Members of the Staff of H.H. & S. Budgett & Co. Ltd in H.M. Forces and their Colleagues at Home. 53 cyclostyled newletters, approx. 6pp., foolscap, in each, pages held with rusty paperclips. Begins at No. 6, Dec. 1940, ends with No. 60, Jan. 1946. (Nos. 1-5 and 30 missing, nos. 17-18 published together).
¶ Budgett's were large wholesale provision merchants. One of their staff was seconded in 1941 as Wholesale Trade Adviser to the Ministry of Food. The newsletters are well-written and full of interesting detail e.g. May 1941 "A customer in Somerset when weighing out Rice from a bag received from us, struck his scoop against an unexploded Incendiary Bomb.... This bag was delivered by our motor from Nelson Street or Pylle Hill and it appears that the bomb must have penetrated deeply into the bag. The warehouseman said 'Drat these mice', sewed up the hole and sent it out.'
Cann (Sir Robert)
ATTESTED COPY OF THE PROBATE OF THE WILL of Sir Robert Cann, of the City of Bristol, Knight and Baronet.
2«p, folio, paper slightly browned, with some wear in margins due to damp, not affecting text, re-inforced on verso with sellotape.
Will dated 1681, attested copy 1803.
¶ Leaves to his wife all his lands in Bristol, and his Manors in Gloucestershire and Somerset, but gives the Manor of Brean to his son Thomas, with the tenement and lands in Compton 'in the holding of Goodwife Jenkins', and the 'house my father built there'. Leaves large sums to his daughters. Cann had been a member of parliament for Bristol, and Mayor.
Circus Enis Togni
POSTER advertising First Ever Tour of Britain by Italy's Greatest Circus.
Durdham Down. Size 19" x 12", trace of two central folds. Shows clown, escapologist 'Alan Alan' dangling above lions
BILL of James Garaway & Compy., Nurserymen, Seedsmen, Durdham Down Nurseries, Clifton to Mr. Stevens at Ilminster cemetery.
4to sheet with printed heading, listing 14 types of tree with cost. Signed over stamp. Stab hole under heading.
¶ Includes 5 Irish Yews, 2 Cupressus aurea variegata.
OFFICE EXTRACT OF RECOVERY Jonathan Harwood demandeth against Thomas Ward Six Messuages Six Gardens.... Fifty Acres of Pasture Twenty Acres of Wood One hundred acres of Furze and Heath.... in Clifton.
1p, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Impressed tax stamp.
Michaelmas Term 1784.
¶ Extracted c1816.
PROBATE of the will of John Barry, of Clifton, Shipwright.
Probate copy of the will on vellum, size 14" x 16", certificate of administration attached, chipped papered seal attached.
¶ Leaves numerous money bequests, including to his apprentices and servant.
SHIRLEY AND SON LIMITED The Civil and Military Stores, 28 The Mall. Cash Price List. December 1914 - February 1915.
Size 10" x 6", green wraps with embossed gold lettering. 112pp., including 25pp. of adverts at the end. Lists groceries, cleaning products, wine, vintage champagne, etc. The Ironmongery section has many illustrations of chinaware, jelly moulds, brushes, teapots, glasses, etc.
¶ At the beginning is a 'Journey List' showing dates of delivery to villages in a wide radius, including Tyntesfield, Bitton, Clevedon, etc.
WATERCOLOUR of view from Clifton across Ashton Court towards Dundry.
Amateur watercolour of a view looking south from Clifton, probably from Royal York Crescent, across the docks and rooftops of a few houses to Ashton Court and beyond, paving stones and railings in the foreground, boat with one funnel and two masts on the river. Size 9" x 11", on thin card, traces on verso of having been once stuck down.
LEASE for a year of land part of an orchard near the road leading from Bristol to the Hotwells, and a piece of woody ground, part of Clifton Wood, Charlotte Punter to Thomas Coates.
Large vellum sheet, 3 wax seals.
CONVEYANCE of a plot of land at Cotham, B.J. Frankis to Wm. Stephens.
Large vellum sheet, signed with wax seals. In text is a sketch plan, size 10" x 8". The land formed an entrance to 'The Cottage' at Cotham... together with... Handbill advertising auction sale of The Cottage, Cotham, and No. 1 Cotham Terrace. Small 8vo sheet, attached to larger Conditions of Sale, filled in for purchase of No. 1.
¶ 'The Cottage' is described as having a vinery, fernery, cucumber house, conservatory, etc., and there was also a separate gardener's cottage.
ROBBINS LIMITED Imperial Saw Mills, Cumberland Road, Bristol. Manufacturers of Bent Timber for the Motor & Coach Trade, Wheels, &c. New and Revised Price List.
24pp., 4to. original wraps.
¶ Includes Cleft Oak Spokes, Ash Felloes, Motor Wings (Elm, Hazel or Birch), Motor Hood Sticks, Clincher Rubber Tyres etc.
JAMES PHILLIPS & SONS Ltd. 47-51 Union St. Bristol.
Leaflet, 4p., 8vo, printed in red and black, photo on each page. Shows front of shop, two items of furniture and their removal van.
WINE LIST Second Edition 1964-5.
Sm. 4to, 70pp., decorative card wraps. Illustrated with drawings of ships by John Gardner. Two very small (wine?) splash marks on front wrap.
WILL of Walter Hawksworth, Merchant, of Bristol.
Contemporary copy, 1p, folio, plus second sheet with names of witnesses and note that it has been examined as a true copy. Leaves his tenements in Alveston and Aust to his son. One of the witnesses was Henry Bengough. Some splits at folds in margins, docket title stained.
Copy 1778 of will of 1762.
QUITCLAIM whereby Elizabeth Hellier of Bristol, Spinster (one of the Legatees named in the will of Elizabeth Symonds) releases to Sarah Dring all her interest in the estate of Elizabeth Symonds.
1p, sm. folio, manuscript, signed by E. Hellier and 2 witnesses, with small armorial wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title.
AN ASSESSMENT made Pursuant of an Act of Parliament... for Granting an Aid by a Land Tax... One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven.
Large folio sheet, folded, ruled in columns for Proprietors, Occupiers, amount due. Lists 16 Occupiers... Signed by three commissioners with small wax seals, and by Assessors and Collectors... together with a similar sheet... AN ASSESSMENT MADE... for the year 1798. 2 items.
Hulley (T), Sketched by
NEW PUMP ROOM, BRISTOL HOTWELLS Drawn on Stone by H. Jones, R.I.A.
Lithograph, size 7" x 10", plus margins. View shows the pump room from a near a building on the opposite side of the river. Shows Windsor terrace in the distance, and a few other buildings on the hill, boats on river. Some feint greyish marks at corners in margins, one small light spot in sky area. Edges of paper slightly trimmed.
Bristol. Pubd. by T. Bedford, High Street. c1830.
John Hall Ltd.
TOOL CATALOGUE Autumn 1960.
108pp., 8vo., many illustrations.
TOOLS Catalogue of Fred Males & Co., Two Mile Hill.
8vo, printed wraps, 102pp. Fully illustrated, with prices. One section of 4p. loose, as staples rusty. Includes chisels, planes, saws etc.
Kip (J), Sculp.
CITY OF BRISTOL engraved view.
Size 20" x 28", plus margins. Laid on thick card, in two sheets. Large title cartouche at top held by cherubs, 19 churches numbered on print with small figures, key in bottom margin. Slight darkening of paper overall. Surface of paper rubbed in sky area of right half of print, and at bottom margin, a few foxing spots.
H. Blundel. delin. J. Kip sculpt. 1717.
¶ Cheap copy. A view from the south, looking across the river, Bristol Bridge, lined with houses, at the centre of the view, and the glass-house cones and St. Mary Redlciffe in the foreground.
Lysaght (John), Limited.
AGRICULTURAL FEEDING APPLIANCES Manufactured by John Lysaght, Limited, Galvanized Iron Works, Bristol.
Catalogue printed on yellow paper, on both sides of sheet 15" x 17", folded to form brochure 5" x 8". Each item illustrated, with prices listed below.
¶ Upwards of 50 items illustrated. Includes wheelbarrows, water-carriers, garden tables and chairs, hay-racks, troughs.
Magpie published by
THE TERRIBLE FLOODS IN BRISTOL From Photographs, and Sketches Taken Specially By Our Own Artist.
Sheet with eleven black and white illustrations of the floods, March 1889, by F.G. Lewin. Size 15" x 20", central fold. Three small pieces of old paper strengthening folds at margin on verso.Shows horse drawn tram and carts in Broadmead in the floodwater, Old King St., boats at the Black Swan, etc.
Published with Magpie, March 16th 1889.
BRISTOL Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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Phillips & Sons Ltd.
ADVERTISING LEAFLET for James Phillips & Sons Ltd., Union St. 'The House with over 100 Years Reputation'.
4p., 8vo., good photographic view of the shop on front, their removal waggon pulled by road engine on verso., desk and armchair inside. Printed in red and black... together with... a similar leaflet advertising their Indian carpets, with picture of camel and ox train transporting goods. Bergere chair shown on front.
JOSEPH POPE OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL AUCTIONEER and Land Appraiser maketh oath and saith that he is the only surviving child of Joseph Pope late of Bristol Innholder....
Manuscript declaration signed by Joseph Pope about the children of Joseph and Mary Pope. 14 lines, 1p., folio. Blank conjoint leaf. Folds.
PICTURESQUE ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOL. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by J.S. Prout.
With an engraved title, an engraved dedication and 29 engraved India Proof plates, slight spotting mainly to margins of plates as usual. Folio, recent marbled boards, morocco label on spine.
Bristol; Pub. by George Davey, 1 Broad St. Printed by C. Hullmandel. c1835.
RELEASE OF TRUST of Truman Harford of Bristol, Merchant, in the trust reposed in him and others by the will of Joseph Earle, to William Cann.
On vellum, size 13" x 17", signed by Harford with small wax seal, witnessed. Refers to Earle's messuages, lofts, cellars, yards in Queen Square.
¶ Truman Harford was a member of the Society of Merchant Venturers, and a Quaker.
FROM REDCLIFF PARADE.
Pencil sketch on paper 22cm x 27.5cm, tipped onto a larger sheet, showing 2 figures leaning against railings looking out at the harbour with boats in the foreground, and churches and building in the background. On the backing sheet in pencil is the title, as above, beneath the image, and with the suggestion as to who was the artist 'By - King Bristol' in the right hand corner.
CERTIFICATE Don Jeremias Hill, Vice Consul de Espana en el Puerto de Bristol, en el Reyno unido de la Gran Bretana e Irlanda. Certifico, que... Negociant... de esta Plaza ha embarcado en el Navio que amnda el Cap... con destino al... Puerto.. En Bristol, a de Mil Ochocientos y....
Uncompleted for for shipping, 4to, printed on one side only, large circular engraving of consul seal at head, arms of Spain bottom left. Folds, small creases.
St John the Baptist Parish
COUNTERPART of the lease to Dr. Eedes of Mrs Plomer's house in Grope Lane, Sir Thomas Cann of Stoke Bishop to Francis Eedes of Bristol Physician.
Vellum sheet size 19" x 29", large engraved heading. Signed by Eedes with wax seal with classical bust, on tag. 2" split in vellum at one fold, small area of browning where two folds meet. Someone has written in ink in small letters under the docket title 'Bristol City Wall'.
¶ Refers to a messuage with garden and summerhouse adjoining in a lane called Grope Lane otherwise Halliers Lane bounded on the east by the City Wall. There are stipulations about keeping the house in good repair.
BOND of Samuel Varlow, Hairdresser, and George Gwinnett, of Bristol, to James Hingston Cabinet Maker, for £400.
2p., tall folio, 2 wax seals.
¶ Refers to purchase of a piece of land in North Street, St. James. Two deeds of 1724 and 1743 referring to a fee farm rent on the property had been lost, and Hingston wanted to indemnify himself against any future charges. The early owner was Michael Sidwell Free Mason and Stone Cutter.
WILL of Nicholas Brookshaw of Penn Street, St. James.
12pp., sm. folio, folded, 1784. Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
¶ Refers to two tenements in Penn Street, 'Bristol Bridge Tickets and monies or Stock in the Public Government Funds'. Leaves the proceeds from the Bristol Bridge Tickets to his faithful servant Alice Pavey.
THE ECLIPSE 'RAIL-TRACK' LADDER CO. Newfoundland St., St. Paul's, Bristol.
Catalogue, 8vo, wraps, 8pp., illustrations. Some minor rubbing on front wrap.
Stapleton and Frenchay
PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of exceptionally well-situate Freehold Building, Pasture or Accommodation Lands situate at Begbrook, Stapleton and Frenchay... for Sale by Auction... November 8th, 1923.
7pp., folio, original pink wraps, very large coloured folding plan. Describes 5 Lots, including Woodland, Stone Quarries, 'Begbrook Fruit Farm', Lodge at Beg Brook, etc. Pasted inside front wrap is newspaper report of the sale.
CONVEYANCE of a messuage and hereditaments in Stapleton, William Froom to The Trustees of Thomas Proctor.
Vellum sheet, 22" x 27", five fine wax seals showing bust of a gentleman in a ruff. In text is sketch plan, size 6" x 8".
OBLIGATION BOND whereby Sir Henry Cann Lippincott of Stoke Bishop is bound to Mary Barnsley of Felton for £14,000.
1p., folio, signed and witnessed, wax sea. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title... together with another bond of Cann Lippincott, to William Danson of Bristol, for £20,000. Printed with manuscript inserts. Wax seal. 1811. 2 items.
1802 and 1811.
PLAYBILL February 17th - 21st. 1868.
Printed with large type-faces in red and black on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising Miss Marie Wilton's London Company in the Great Comedy of 'Caste', and concluding with the Farce of 'The Young Widow'.
Tremlett, College Green, Publisher
ST. VINCENT'S ROCKS, OBSERVATORY, HOTWELL HOUSE &c with the Suspension Bridge. Height above High Water 230 feet. Height of the Piers 70 feet. Distance between the Piers 650 feet. Estimated Cost £57,000.
Oval lithographed view on thin card, size 4«" x 7«", size of card 6" x 9".
LETTER to 'Dear Pritchard'. No date.
2p., small 8vo. Enquires whether he has seen a silver alms dish engraved with monkeys and dragons, part of St. John's plate. Mentions a mistake by the illustrator in his book.
West (Robert) and Toms (William)
THE NORTH-WEST VIEW OF BRISTOL HIGH CROSS With a Prospect of the Cathedral, and the Parish Church of St. Augustine.
Copper engraving, view size 12" x 18", plus 8 lines of text giving the history of the Cross, and dedication to the Bishop of Bristol, with coat of arms, under the view, overall depth 15". Margin trimmed to just outside border at sides. Slight trace of one vertical fold, and of light crease reaching about 3" into view at bottom.
Publish'd March 25, 1743 by W.H. Toms Engraver in Union Court near Hatton Garden Holborn.
¶ Charming view of College Green, with the cross in the foreground showing excellent detail of the stonework, two men are sitting at the base of the cross, and others admiring it, a lady and her daughter, and other figures are walking nearby. There is a line of trees and wooden fence between the green and the Cathedral, houses and church tower on the left. When this view was made, from a drawing by Robert West, the Cross had been recently re-erected 'Painted in imitation of Grey Marble, ye Ornaments are Gilt, & ye Figures Painted in their proper Colours'.
Westbury on Trym
AGREEMENT whereby Norton Knatchbull of Babbington, Somerset agrees to exchange his plot in Stoke Bishop called High Croft for Sir Henry Lippincott's plot in Westbury called Old Lease, with the tithes of the same.
1p., folio. Conjoint leaf with docket title. Signed by proxies, and witnessed.
Western Daily Press Advert
IT'S YOUR MONEY Proposed West Dock Scheme. An Introduction to the Real Facts of the Case.
Full page advertisement reprinted from the Western Daily Press of April 15th, 1977 with summaries and forecasts and other articles aiming to prove the scheme would be a failure. 1p., broadsheet size, printed on one side only.
Issued by Terry Bryant. 1977.
Weston (T.H), Bristol, Publisher
BLAISE HAMLET To John S. Harford, Esq., of Blaise Castle, Gloucestershire, in whose Grounds these Picturesque and beautiful Dwellings are erected this print is most respectfully inscribed by The Publisher.
Lithograph, by Day & Son, on thick paper, hand coloured, printed surface size 9" x 11", plus margins, comprising two oblong views one above the other, showing 8 of the cottages. Some light dust-staining in top margin, slightly obtruding onto extreme top left corner of top view. Bottom left corner slightly bumped.
¶ From a set of five views of Henbury and Pen Pole Point.
Wills (W.D. & H.O)
PRICE LIST September 1939.
8vo. 40pp. Illustration inside back wrap, aerial view of factory on back wrap. Lists prices for different types of tobacco, cigarettes, snuff, cigars. Wraps rubbed. String in top left corner for hanging up.
¶ Includes 'Brown Cut Cavendish', 'Brown Pigtail', 'Passing Clouds', 'Castella Panatellas' etc.
AFFIDAVIT of Henry George Windey of Bristol.
Contemporary copy on 1p., small folio, folded. States that he is the brother of James Windey who died intestate and that Nathan Windey, Officer of Customs in Bristol, is his heir.
PRICE LIST C. Jennings & Co., General Woodworkers, Timber Merchants, Sawing, Turning & Moulding Mills. 1907.
132pp., size 7" x 5", decorative wraps, which are slightly grubby. Illustrated throughout.
¶ Includes various shop fronts, shop front pilasters, porches, bannisters and newel posts, church and chapel furniture such as rostrums, woodblock flooring, bay windows.
BRISTOL: A SKETCH BOOK 24 pencil sketches
8vo, label with illustration on front board, pieces chipped from spine.
A. & C. Black Ltd. c1950.
Wright & Co., Photographers, Bedminster
BELGIAN REFUGEES Under the Care of The Redcliffe, Southville and Bedminster West Wards.
Photograph, on glossy yellowish paper, size 4" x 7«", plus margins. Printed title. Shows about 50 adults and children against a background of trees.
Chappell & Co., Redcliffe Printing Works. c1915.
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