The Waddesdon Archive is located at Windmill Hill, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, the country estate built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1838-1898) in the Vale of Aylesbury.
It is under the care of Waddesdon Manor's Collection Department. The Waddesdon Archive is not part of The Rothschild Archive London.
The Waddesdon Archive brings together records and material relating to the history of Waddesdon Manor, the Waddesdon Estate and the members of the Rothschild family who have owned and managed Waddesdon from 1874 until the present day.
The archives contain information about a wide range of subjects from art and horticulture to social and agricultural history, from wine to estate management, from the history and politics of Israel to the history of the art market.
The collections are divided into five sections:
- Waddesdon Manor and the Waddesdon Estate
- The Rothschild family at Waddesdon
- The Rothschilds & Israel
- The Butrint Foundation
- P & D Colnaghi Ltd art dealers