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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

Latest news from The Rothschild Archive

Treasure of the Month for February 2021

In recent weeks, as the global pandemic continues, the media has highlighted the shocking increasing issue of food poverty in the UK. This month we look back to how Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879) took the lead in responding to another human crisis - the Irish Famine of 1847.

Posted on the 1st February 2021  | Read more…

Treasure of the Month for January 2021

Communication has always been a key factor in the successful nature of Rothschild businesses; even if business itself was interrupted communication would always find its way to New Court. With this in mind, this month we reflect on how a historical epidemic from nearly 200 years ago threatened to disrupt the then only form of communication; the letter.

Posted on the 1st January 2021  | Read more…

EABH working papers series: latest publication: eabh paper 2020/05

The eabh (European Association for Banking History) is pleased to announce the latest publication in its series of Working Papers (eabh Papers).

Posted on the 11th December 2020  | Read more…

Treasure of the Month for December 2020

As many of us spend more time indoors during the colder months, perhaps it’s time to take up a new hobby, or rekindle an old one. Or maybe it’s time to indulge ourselves by taking some well needed R&R in front of the television.  Either way, it’s a good opportunity to learn about chess, a game which was well loved by a pioneering member of the French Rothschild family - Jaqueline Piatigorsky (née de Rothschild), chess champion, tennis champion and talented sculptress.

Posted on the 1st December 2020  | Read more…

EABH working papers series: latest publication: eabh paper 2020/04

The eabh (European Association for Banking History) is pleased to announce the latest publication in its series of Working Papers (eabh Papers).

Posted on the 19th November 2020  | Read more…

Treasure of the Month for November 2020

On the first Thursday of November each year World Digital Preservation Day is celebrated by the global Archive community. This event brings together a wide variety of people and institutions to celebrate all things digital focusing on a different theme each year. This year’s theme ‘Digits: for Good’, is an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact digital preservation has had in a year which has seen a sudden and global reliance on digital information and infrastructure.

Posted on the 1st November 2020  | Read more…

EABH working papers series: latest publication: eabh paper 2020/03

The eabh (European Association for Banking History) is pleased to announce the latest publication in its series of Working Papers (eabh Papers).

Posted on the 3rd October 2020  | Read more…

Treasure of the Month for October 2020

October 2020 is a month that the Archivists have eagerly been anticipating as we await the reopening of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt. After being closed for nearly six years, the museum is due to reopen on the 21st of October, after a major building extension, complete interior renovations and reinterpretation of the galleries, achieved with financial support from the city and donors including the Rothschild family. This month we look at one of the items that has been lent from the collections of The Rothschild Archive, London, an exquisite portrait of Louise, Baroness Mayer Carl von Rothschild (1820-1894) and her daughter Adele (1843-1922). 

Posted on the 1st October 2020  | Read more…

EABH working papers series: latest publication: eabh paper 2020/02

The eabh (European Association for Banking History) is pleased to announce the latest publication in its series of Working Papers (eabh Papers).

Posted on the 1st September 2020  | Read more…

Treasure of the Month for September 2020

This month we reflect on the fortunes of the Rothschilds in what is today the nation of Italy. From his base in Naples, Carl Mayer von Rothschild was to head a strategically important branch of the family business. Two hundred and two years ago this month, on 16 September 1818, Carl married Adelheid Herz in Frankfurt.

Posted on the 1st September 2020  | Read more…