A.B. Hamilton, 1876; A.M., 1883; study at Johns Hopkins, 1879-80, & Heidelberg, 1880-2.
Asst. prof. Gk. & Germ. Hamilton, 1882-3; asst. prof. Gk., 1883-8; asst. prof, to prof. Gk. Cornell, 1888-1927; registrar, 1891-5; dir. summ. sess., 1906-17; dir., sch. educ, 1910-17; ed. CSCP, 1891; pres. New York State Teachers' Retirement Board, 1911-27.
Selected Orations of Lysias (Boston, 1892); The Teaching of Greek and Latin in the Secondary School, with C. E. Bennett (New York, 1906).
Bristol distinguished himself as one of Cornell's best teachers and traveled widely in New York state promoting the cause of classics, advising teachers, and observing teaching conditions. His survey of teaching, done with C. E. Bennett, was well received and considered an authoritative work on the subject for over a generation.
WhAm 1:140; Cornell Alumni News (26 May 1927) 416.