A Guide to the Robert Bristow Records, 1688-1750 Bristow, Robert, Records, 1688-1750 22953

A Guide to the Robert Bristow Records, 1688-1750

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 22953


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Library of Virginia
Accession number
Robert Bristow Records, 1688-1750
Physical Characteristics
2 reels of microfilm
Physical Location
Miscellaneous Reel 348 and 642

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Robert Bristow. Records, 1688-1750. Accession 22953, Business records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1948 May.

Biographical/Historical Information

Robert Bristow (1643-1707) settled in Virginia about 1660 and purchased valuable estates. He returned to London, England, about 1680, but retained control of his property in Virginia. Upon his death, his grandson Robert Bristow (d. 1776) was bequested the lands in Virginia which consisted of estates in Gloucester, Lancaster, Stafford and Prince William Counties.

Scope and Content Information

The ledger entries are for shoes, buttons, cloth, thread, and tobacco. The letter book reflects the Bristows' activity in Virginia trade and includes instructions to the managers of their plantations. Other letters concern shipment of tobacco, various financial transactions, and clothing for plantation slaves. Recipients of letters includes Thomas Booth (d. 1736), the manager of Bristow's lands in Gloucester County, and Frances Willis among others.