Archivist’s Choice: The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla: the Royal Family, Rothschild gifts and Fabergé
This month we celebrate the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. In celebration of this once-in-a-lifetime historic event, we look back at the relationship between the Rothschilds and the royal family.
Posted on the 9th May 2023 | Read more…
Archivist’s Choice: Banker and philanthropist: A portrait of Anthony de Rothschild
The Rothschild Archive is pleased to announce the publication of a new book about a prominent member of the English Rothschild banking family. A new biography of Anthony de Rothschild (1887-1961), senior partner of N M Rothschild & Sons during the middle of the twentieth century, was launched in London in early December. The Rothschild Archive was commissioned to oversee the project with the generous support of Rothschild & Co.
Posted on the 15th December 2022 | Read more…
Archivist’s Choice: exhibition 'Collectionneuses Rothschild: Mécènes et donatrices d'exception', La Boverie museum, Liège
This November, we are pleased to launch the first in our new regular series of articles, 'Archivist's Choice' where a member of the Archive team chooses a document, artefact, or event and explores its significance and story.
Archivist’s Choice: exhibition 'Collectionneuses Rothschild: Mécènes et donatrices d'exception', La Boverie museum, Liège.
Posted on the 21st November 2022 | Read more…
EABH Conference: Financing Reconstruction: how can historical insight help? Call for papers
30 June 2023, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Financing Reconstruction: How can historical insight help?
A financial history conference organised by the eabh (The European Association for Banking and Financial History e.V.) in cooperation with Deutsche Bank.
Posted on the 10th November 2022 | Read more…
Treasure of the Month for July 2022
As many of us look forward to our summer holidays we delve into the history of travel through an item in the Archive collection: a passport belonging to Charlotte, Baroness Lionel de Rothschild.
Posted on the 1st July 2022 | Read more…
EABH Conference: Monetary Unions in History, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1 July 2022: Registration open
Registration is now open for the eabh conference Monetary Unions in History, 1 July 2022, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The conference is jointly organised by The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) and eabh (The European Association for Banking and Financial History).
Posted on the 20th June 2022 | Read more…
Treasure of the Month for June 2022
As the United Kingdom looks forward to Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we explore how a previous royal jubilee was celebrated by members of the Rothschild family in 1897.
Posted on the 31st May 2022 | Read more…
Treasure of the Month for May 2022
As recent events at home and abroad focus all our minds on the importance of good healthcare, we celebrate International Nurses Day with a treasure from the Archive that illustrates the Rothschild family’s long-held commitment to supporting the nursing profession, and those who dedicate their careers to society’s welfare.
Posted on the 1st May 2022 | Read more…
Treasure of the Month for April 2022
In today’s fast-paced world where emails are delivered in micro-seconds, and groceries, clothes and even automobiles can be ordered and delivered to your home in a matter of minutes, we look back 200 years to a time when the transport of mail and goods was a much more complicated affair. Travel with us to the extraordinary and often dangerous age of the mail coach.
Posted on the 1st April 2022 | Read more…
Treasure of the Month for March 2022
The collections of The Rothschild Archive London hold some unexpected treasures; this piece of antique furniture, acquired as a gift in 2020, has this month been put on display at New Court. In all the cities where they settled, members of the Rothschild family sought to apply their wealth, patronage and influence for the good of their fellow citizens, supporting Jewish and non-Jewish charities engaged with a range of social issues such as children’s welfare and education. One such charity was London’s Jews' Hospital and Orphan Asylum (now Norwood), a venerable institution with which the Rothschild family have been involved for over four generations.
Posted on the 1st March 2022 | Read more…