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Social History (TD2676)
Sepia printed postcard of a pencil drawing, titled "Old Bristol Bridge" at right edge, in brown. A view of the 'old' Bristol Bridge, built 1247, demolished 1763. The drawing is, according to the title, part of the Braikenridge Bequest to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Series no. 41. White borders. Postally unused.
Fine Art (M960), View of the Avon with St Vincent's Rocks
a watercolour on paper, mounted
Social History (TD4845)
Corked metal water bottle/ flask. Painted reddish brown with gold 'flaming grenade' decoration at the front. Inscribed 'G.W.B' and 'Braikenridge'.
Social History (TD4863)
Grenadier Company coatee. Scarlet with blue facings. Collar, upright. On each front, two worked loops of blue silk, each with a small regimental button. Upper and front edges piped with white cloth. Cuffs, round, 3 inches wide. Piped at top with white cloth. Four blue silk worked loops in pairs on each cuff, each pair bearing a small gilded brass (silver on the front) regimental button. Cuff vent fastened with a small blue cloth- covered button with corresponding buttonhole. Back, plain. No tail pockets. At waist, on each tail, a horizontal three-pointed, false pocket flap piped with white cloth and bearing four crimson silk vertical worked loops in pairs, each with a large silver regimental button. On each tail, a pleat, let into which is a pocket. Half way down pleat, two large silver regimental buttons. Turnbacks of white cloth. Tail ornament of the following design: a silver wire embroidered grenade, with embroidered flames of red silk, silver wire and spangles. All upon a blue cloth ground. Two large silver regimental buttons at back centre waist. On each shoulder, a loop of scarlet cloth with small silver regimental button for attaching epaulettes (Td4845). Front double breasted. Ten large silver regimental buttons down each front in pairs of the following design: the arms and crest of the City of bristol, the shield being flanked by the letters BV. Lapels, blue with corresponding buttonholes. Two four buttonholes on each lapel have blue silk worked loops. Front, and lower edges piped with white cloth. Hook fastening at neck. Signs of wear; additions to the lining (at least once) at armpits (possibly for sweat problems). Unfinished hem.
Social History (TA5590)
Terms of the Misses Jukes' Boarding School for young Gentlemen under Ten Years of Age. Marlboro' House, Kingsdown.
Fine Art (M922), A View of the Hot Well with St Vincent's Rocks and ye River near ye City of Bristol
Industrial and Maritime History (J4073), A Further Explanation of the Dam and Works proposed to be erected across the river Avon at Rownham Meads for the improvement of the harbour of Bristol
Industrial and Maritime History (J3982), Observations on the Present State of Bristol Floating Harbour. 1825 October 5th
describes proposed improvements to harbour, Bristol, 1825
Social History (TD4858.2)
Decorative military shoulder pad (1 of 2). Strap of scarlet cloth (so from a red coated regiment), faced with 2 inch silver lace. Edged with silver wire embroidery and bearing a gold wire embroidered grenade with gold spangle and crimson silk embroidered flames, all upon a blue cloth ground. Silver wire and spangle embroidered crescent lined with padded white silk. Two layers of silver bullion tassels 3.25 inches in length, below which, a fringe of twisted white worsted cord, approx. 2 inches in length.
Social History (TD4858.1)
Decorative military shoulder pad (1 of 2). Strap of scarlet cloth (so from a red coated regiment), faced with 2 inch silver lace. Edged with silver wire embroidery and bearing a gold wire embroidered grenade with gold spangle and crimson silk embroidered flames, all upon a blue cloth ground. Silver wire and spangle embroidered crescent lined with padded white silk. Two layers of silver bullion tassels 3.25 inches in length, below which, a fringe of twisted white worsted cord, approx. 2 inches in length. Manufactured by: PITTER & FOX, LACEMEN, BEDFORD STREET, COVENT GARDEN', according to the label inside, which features a triple crowns logo.
Social History (TD4856)
Military shoulder belt and shoulder belt plate. Buff leather. Belt is painted white. On the inside of the belt is inscribed; 'G.W.B. 6A COMP. BRISTOL VOL-R REG'. Shoulder belt plate is oval, gilt metal. It bears the City of Bristol Coat of Arms with crest, supporters and motto. Below all, the letters: BV (Bristol Volunteers). Hook and stud fitting at back.
Fine Art (M2515), Old Houses on West Side, Marsh Street [showing The Fortune of War Public House]
a black and white drawing on paper, mounted
Fine Art (M1569), Thomas Connolly Cowan, of Bethesda Chapel, Bristol
a black and white print, with engraved lettering, on paper, showing: a portrait of Thomas Connolly Cowan (1776-1856), the Irish-born dissenting minister of Bethesda Chapel, Great George Street, Bristol, later the Guinea Street Chapel, and also of St Thomas Church
Fine Art (M942), A Prospect of King Road and Part of Bristol Channel Taken from Lye Church yard [Abbots Leigh Churchyard]
a black and white drawing, with sepia ink handwriting, on two sheets of joined paper, showing: a view of the distant River Severn, as seen from the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Abbots Leigh; with a handwritten legend describing 6 areas or features, including: "The Welsh Land", "Dena" (probably Denny Island), "Kings Road" (King Road), "Bristol Channel", "Possett Point" (near Portishead) and "Lye" (Leigh) Churchyard
Fine Art (M3420), Abbots Leigh Church
a colour drawing on paper, showing: an 1823 view of the original C15th Perpendicular Gothic Holy Trinity Church at Abbots Leigh; the building was restored and partially rebuilt after a fire of 1848
Fine Art (M3429), The Gateway to Abbots Leigh House, where Charles II took refuge after the Battle of Worcester
Fine Art (M3430), Main façade of Abbots Leigh House, where Charles II took refuge after the Battle of Worcester
Fine Art (M3431), Side view of Abbots Leigh House, where Charles II took refuge after the Battle of Worcester
Fine Art (M876), Mrs Robinson
a black and white print with lettering on paper, showing: Mary Robinson, née Darby, known as 'Perdita' (1757?-1800)
Fine Art (K2743), A View of the Avon Gorge from Beneath Sea Walls
a small framed colour drawing on paper, showing: the River Avon looking upriver from the Gloucestreshire side; the river is at high-tide and there are several small boats in sail; in the foreground, two male figures wearing hats, one appearing to be a boy, break rocks with hammers, while another figure busies himself in a small moored boat nearby; to the right, two other figures are seen walking away; there is a building on the left, probably linked to a quarry
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