Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom is the 1894 edition of Kelly's Directory of the City of Bristol & its Neighbourhood. Containing nearly 480 printed pages the City and Neighbourhood Directory for Bristol is a principally a street directory for the City of Bristol, but as with all of Kelly's Directories also serves as a gazetteer for the city and county. Kelly's Directory of the City of Bristol and its Neighbourhood is introduced by a topographical and statistical description of the city and its principal suburbs of Bedminster and Clifton. This provides a record of the principal events in the City's history, descriptions of the landmark municipal, ecclesiastical and private buildings, parishes, civic institutions and statistical data, predominantly drawn from the 1881 and 1891 Statistical Abstracts of the Population Censuses. There follows the Street Directory for the City of Bristol. Alphabetically arranged this provides the name and street number of the principal resident of all of the private dwellings in the city and in many instances the occupation of the chief resident is also given. The Street Directory is followed by an alphabetical directory for the suburbs and neighbourhood of the city recording thorough topographical and statistical descriptions of all of the religious, educational, civil and municipal institutions contained in each. In most instances the directory also provides a brief historical account of the village or town under consideration, which often includes important events and personages connected with the locality. Beginning with the parish of Abbot's Leigh and ending with the parish of Westbury-on-Trym, the suburban section of the 1894 Directory of Bristol provides a relatively detailed account of the history, buildings of note and religious and civic institutions as well as the principal private residents and commercial interests situated in the villages and parishes not in the city proper. More than half of the Bristol Directory is taken-up by the 'Court Directory', an alphabetical listing of all of the principal private residents of Bristol and its suburbs and the 'Trades Directory', an alphabetical listing by trade of all of the businesses, including doctors and lawyers and the like, present in the city and its suburbs. The 1894 edition of Kelly's Directory of Bristol and its Neighbourhood is concluded by 64 pages of advertisements, many full and half page accompanied by sketches, drawings and photographs. For anyone with even the slightest interest in the residents, topography of descriptions of the City of Bristol and its neighbourhood this fully-searchable 1894 edition of Kelly's Directory of Bristol and its Neighbourhood is heartily recommended.
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