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Sources for business history: catalogues of bank files

Sources for art history: Catalogue of the pictures of Alfred de Rothschild 1901

Sources for yachting history: Plans for Nathaniel von Rothschild's yacht Veglia 1905

Sources for natural history: Walter 2nd Lord Rothschild and his zebra carriage: c.1910

Sources for global financial history: Map of lines of the Brazil Railway Company: c.1920

Sources for business history: index cards to bank files

Sources for social history: Rothschild Hospital Paris: 1920s

Sources for business history: detail of a Rothschild bond coupon

Sources for architectural history: Halton House: 1890s

Sources for the history of travel: Lionel de Rothschild's tours of Spain: 1909

Sources for local history: Tring Park: c.1900

Sources for Royal history: shooting party with Edward Prince of Wales: 1893

Sources for political history: Lionel de Rothschild: first Jewish MP: 1858

Sources for sporting history: St Amant winner of the Derby: 1904

Sources for local history: gardeners at Aston Clinton: 1899

Sources for Rothschild family history: Lionel de Rothschild's yacht Rhodora: 1927

Sources for London history: entrance to New Court: 1965

Sources for design history: plans for Lionel de Rothschild's Rolls-Royce: 1930

Sources for business history: Rothschild gold bars produced by the Royal Mint Refinery: 1930s

Sources for business history: letters of August Belmont Rothschild Agent in New York: 1860s

Treasure of the Month for May 2015

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This May - the month of the 2015 general election - we take a look at some of the papers in the Archive concerning members of the Rothschild family who stood for Parliament, and were elected to the House of Commons.

Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1808-1879) is famous for his struggle for Jewish emancipation, finally taking his seat in the House of Commons as an MP for the City of London in 1858. Read more about his campaign in our online exhibition From Bank to Westminster »  

Many other members of the Rothschild family have served in Parliament. Find out more about Rothschilds in politics »  

Over 50 years after Baron Lionel took his seat, his grandson, also called Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942) was elected to the House, serving as Conservative MP for the Vale of Aylesbury from 1910 to 1923.

Posted on the 1st May 2015
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