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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

Copying Policy

The Trustees of The Rothschild Archive London have agreed the provisions set out below with regard to the copying of documents from the collections of The Rothschild Archive London. Researchers visiting the Reading Room in London may request copies of selected documents, subject to the general principles set out in this Copying Policy, which covers both photocopies and digital copies.

General provisions

1.1 All copies are made at the discretion of the Archivist, and researchers should note that different permissions apply to different parts of the collection:
Copies of business papers wholly owned by the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive are permitted.
• Copies of private Rothschild family papers wholly owned by the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive may be made at the discretion of the Archivist.
• Copies of all collections on deposit with the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive will not be copied without the permission in writing of the depositor.

1.2 It may not be possible to copy some oversize items.

1.3 Photocopies will not be made from any item is deemed to be in a fragile condition; however it may be possible for a digital copy to be made.

1.4 The Archive reserves the right to charge for all copies made. A receipt will be issued upon request. Copying charges may be reduced or waived at the discretion of the Director of The Rothschild Archive.

1.5 All researchers requesting any copies must sign a Copy Declaration. All copies are made for personal research purposes only, and must not be further copied, reproduced or circulated in any form, without prior permission in writing from The Rothschild Archive.

1.6 Special provisions apply to copies made or supplied for the purposes of publication (both photocopies and digital images). Please speak to the Archivist if you require further information.

1.7 Copying of documents only is permitted. It is not permitted to take photographs of any other part of the Reading Room or premises.

1.8 Failure to comply with the provisions outlined in this Copying Policy may result in access permissions being withdrawn from researchers.

Copying of collections held in London

2.1 Photocopies: Subject to the General Provisions above, registered members of The Rothschild Research Forum visiting the Reading Room in the course of their research may request photocopies of documents. Photocopies will be made by the Archivist, subject to staff resources being available. Photocopies will be charged at the (sterling cash only) copying fee payable at the time. This is currently £0.25 per A4 or A3 sheet. Copies will made by the Archivist in black and white, and copies will be endorsed with The Rothschild Archive stamp. The number of photocopies made at any one time shall not exceed 20 pages.

2.2 Personal digital copies: Subject to the General Provisions above, registered members of The Rothschild Research Forum visiting the Reading Room in the course of their research are permitted, subject to a fee, to use personal devices to make digital copies of certain documents. Before making any digital copies, researchers must seek the permission of the Archivist, and purchase a Camera Permit. Camera Permits are issued per day (or part thereof). A fee of £5 is currently payable for each Camera Permit issued. Digital copying must not disturb other researchers; any devices used by researchers must be silent, and flash photography is not permitted. The Archivist reserves the right to withdraw this permission at any time.

2.3 Bulk order digital copies:Subject to the General Provisions above, registered members of The Rothschild Research Forum visiting the Reading Room in the course of their research, may make a request for bulk orders of digital copies. If you wish to discuss this option, please speak to the Archivist who will advise on what can copied and the relevant fee. Please note that it is not possible to guarantee that bulk order digital copy requests can be met.

Copying of collections held in Roubaix

3.1 The arrangements for copying of collections of The Trustees of The Rothschild Archive held on deposit with the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix, France are set by the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, whose current conditions of copying prevail. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix, France for further information.

Detail from a bond issued by the London house

Detail from a bond issued by the London house