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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

*NEW* Bullion microsite: a research resource for the study of Rothschild and gold

The history of gold trading would be incomplete without the Rothschilds; and the history of the Rothschilds would be very different without gold. Beginning in 1809 and spanning almost 200 years, the trading, mining and refining of gold have been important business activities for the Rothschild business houses.

This new Bullion microsite, created to celebrate the centenary of the Gold Fixing in September 2019, explores in greater detail some of these activities, and provides research resources for those interested in the study of this most precious commodity. Here researchers will find information about:

  • the early bullion trading business of Nathan Mayer Rothschild, and his operations supplying gold to the British government, to pay for Wellington's troops, and the part played by Nathan in rescuing the Bank of England from the brink of disaster with large injections of gold in 1825;
  • the business of the London house in gold mining;
  • the work of the Royal Mint Refinery;
  • the part played by N M Rothschild in the daily Gold Fixing from 1919 to 2004. 

For the first time, a comprehensive list of the daily Gold Prices 1919-1968 is available to researchers on this microsite.  The Rothschild Archive London is grateful for the support and advice of Dr Fergal O'Connor (Cork University Business School) in finding, compiling and presenting this data.  

A Rothschild Research Forum account is required to access this site. Apply for membership of the Rothschild Research Forum here.

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Posted on the 2nd October 2019
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