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Derbyshire Photographers' Profiles
by Brett Payne, of Tauranga, New Zealand
George S. Bristow & Son

of London Road, Derby




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George Smart Bristow was born in about 1819, and married Lois Eager at Lewes in 1851.   They moved to Derby in late 1857.  They had several children, as follows:
- Lois Amelia, born in 1852 at Peckham, Surrey
- George Smart, born in 1853
at Hinton, east of Bournemouth, Hampshire
- Angelo Ernest, born in 1857 at Lewes
- Arthur George, born in early 1858 at Derby, died on 27 May 1861
- Rodolphus Hubert, born in 1859 at Derby, died in mid-1861
- Josephine Maria born 1862
and bapt. 1 Sep 1867 at Derby St Andrews, died in 1867
- Laurie Lavinia born 1864 and bapt. 15 Sep 1867 at Derby St Andrews
- Angelo Ernest bapt. 16 Aug 1868 at Derby St Andrews

George S. Bristow operated a studio called "Bristow's Portrait Rooms" at 5 Regent Terrace, 57 London Road, Derby, from late 1857 until his death at London Road on 3 November 1870
(Adamson, 1997).  Lois Bristow died in the same year.  Their son took over the business briefly, and was shown as a photographer in the April 1871 census, but he too died a few months later.

Portfolio
Image © & courtesy of David Simkin Unidentified man standing by a chair
by George S. Bristow of London Road, Derby
Undated, but probably taken c. 1865

Format: Carte-de-visite

Image © & courtesy of David Simkin

Nothing further is known about this photo.

Image © & courtesy of David Simkin

Image © & courtesy of Steve Horsley Unidentified woman with hat and album
by George S. Bristow of London Road, Derby
Undated, but probably taken c. 1865

Format: Carte-de-visite
Size: Photo 57 x 87 mm

Image © & courtesy of Steve Horsley


Notes:
Image © & courtesy of Steve Horsley

References
Image kindly provided by Steve Horsley and David Simkin
1861 Derbyshire Census - CDROM published by ArchiveCD Books
1881 UK Census - online from the LDS church
1891 UK Census - online from Ancestry.com
1901 UK Census index - online from the PRO
FreeBMD
North East Midland Photographic Record - Picture the Past
Bagshaw (1846) History, Gazetteer and Directory of Derbyshire. Collection of Brett Payne.
Anon (1855) The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
White, F. & Co. (1857) History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby. Transcribed by Neil Wilson.
Harrison, Harrod & Co. (1860) Directory and Gazetteer of Derbyshire, London.
Harrod & Co. (1870) Postal & Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Staffordshire. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Wright C.N. (1874) Directory of South Derbyshire, Third Edition, October 1874, Derby.
Adamson, Keith I.P. (1997) Professional Photographers in Derbyshire 1843 - 1914, The PhotoHistorian, No. 118 Supplement, September 1997, ISSN 0957-0209. Courtesy of John Bradley.
Craven, Maxwell (ed.) (1993) Keene's Derby, Breedon Books, Derby, pp. 200-202. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith

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