A comprehensive abstract of the three Bristol police, and regulation acts

printed text

  • Author: Bristol (England)
  • Title: A comprehensive abstract of the three Bristol police, and regulation acts : passed in the fifth sessions of the sixteenth Parliament of Great Britain, and the twenty-eighth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the IIId. King of Great Britain, &c. &c.
  • Publication: Bristol : Printed by G. Routh for Sam. Johnson, 1788.

Catalog Record

64 B77 788

Acquired January 2022

Civitas Bristol


A decree of the Common Council of Bristol signed: Cann.
The wood-engraved of the Bristol city arms is between “Civitas” and “Bristol.”

  • AuthorBristol (England)
  • TitleCivitas Bristol. Tempore Petri Day, ar’ major, XIVmo die Decembris anno Regni dom’ Georgii decimo tertio, annoq; domini, MDCCXXVI. Whereas there is and hath been, time out of mind, a good, antient, and laudable custom, had and used within the late borough, and now city of Bristol, and the liberties thereof, that no person (not being free of the said late borough, or now city) did or could keep any shop within the late borough, and now city of Bristol, or the liberties thereof …
  • Published[Bristol] : [publisher not identified], [1726]

Catalog Record

File 64 726 B776++

Acquired July 2016

Bristol markets


The tickets could be had of William Ludlow, deputy clerk of the markets

  • CreatorBristol (England)
  • TitleBristol markets : In consequence of many frauds and impositions practised by sundry persons carrying provisions for the inhabitants, from the several markets within this city, the Mayor and Common Council have ordered, that such persons who shall hereafter be engaged in that way, shall bear certain tickets or marks whereby they may recommend themselves as trustworthy to their employers. …
  • Published[Bristol] : [publisher not identified], [1784]

Catalog RecordDigital Collection

File 64 784 B776++

Acquired July 2016

These are to certifie that the body of [blank]


Records the burial of Jennett Merchant. Dated in manuscript 28 February 1728 and signed off by John Price, mayor of Bristol and initialled by two witnesses

  • Title:These are to certifie that the body of [blank] … [graphic].
  • Published:[Bristol?] : Sold by T.W. in Bristol, [ca. 1728]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 728 T413

Acquired January 2014

Houses and tenements in Bristol

Cover: Houses and tenements in BristolHouses and tenements in Bristol.

LWL Mss Vol. 185

A stationer’s blank book recording the receipts of rental income for property in Bristol between 1769 and 1777, with lists of renters’ names, location of property, and amount paid during this period. In addition, they record expenses for window tax, the scavenger and poor taxes, repairs, etc. Binding, full contemporary vellum.

Selected page: Houses and tenements in Bristol,Subjects (Library of Congress): Rental housing–Great Britain; Bristol (England).

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: September, 2010