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The Rothschild Archive Annual Review of the year
Browse articles and download complete PDF copies of past editions of The Rothschild Archive Annual Review here »
Bullion: Centenary of the Gold Fixing
To coincide with the centenary of the Gold Fixing in September 2019, The Rothschild Archive created a new microsite dedicated to the history of Rothschild and Bullion. The site features pages on Gold Trading, Gold Mining, and Gold Refining (focusing on the activities of the Rothschild Royal Mint Refinery). The site includes a history of the Gold Fixing, and for the first time, a comprehensive list of the daily Gold Prices 1919-1968 is available to researchers. Go to the Bullion microsite »
The Rothschild Archive holds the evidence of a banking history dating from the early 19th century, documenting the innovations and evolution of the business of international finance. The Rothschild Archive digitised key documents concerning the loans business, beginning with all surviving prospectuses and most bond certificates. Go to Rothschild Bonds »
My Dear Cousins: writing the new century
Launched in November 2016, this project breaks new ground for The Rothschild Archive. Building on the 'Nathaniel 100' Transcription Project, the Archive launched a website dedicated to an in depth study of the business correspondence written by the 1st Lord Rothschild, unlocking an important new resource for researchers. Between 1906 and 1914 Natty and the Rothschild Partners personally wrote or dictated over 2,000 letters to their French cousins in the Paris bank, M M de Rothschild Frères in the rue Laffitte. The letters reveal much about Natty and his world, and are crucial for understanding the business of the bank during this period. The letters shed new light upon business priorities and world events. Go to My dear Cousins: writing the new century »
The Rothschild Collectipons microsite contains pages of information about historic Rothschild collections across Europe, including details of important Rothschild sales, inventories and catalogues and information about restitution after the Second World War. Go to Rothschild Collections »
The Rothschild Family Tree
The Rothschild Archive is responsible for maintaining the family tree of the male lines of the Rothschild banking family descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), and the Archive also keeps records of the female lines. A Rothschild Research Forum membership is not required to access these pages. Go to The Rothschild Family Tree »
Historical information about the Rothschild family has been brought together in this microsite, containing information about Rothschild biographies, Rothschild estates and a Rothschild bibliography. The Rothschild archive has compiled short biographies of 168 members of the Rothschild family descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812) of Frankfurt. A Rothschild Research Forum membership is not required to access these pages. Go to The Rothschild Family: Biographies »
The Rothschild Archive maintains historical information about principal residences of the Rothschild family in England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. A Rothschild Research Forum membership is not required to access these pages. Go to The Rothschild Family: Estates »
Guide to the Collections of The Rothschild Archive
A Guide to the business records of the the five Rothschild banks, together with other important collections held by the Rothschild Archive. A Rothschild Research Forum account is required to access the online Guide. Go to The Guide to the Collections of The Rothschild Archive »
Rothschild and Philanthropy
Jewish Philanthropy and Social Development in Europe, c. 1800-1940: The Case of the Rothschilds. This project aimed to examine the scale and impact of Jewish charitable activity across Europe, centred upon a study of the Rothschild family's practice and contribution. The Project was generously funded by the Hanadiv Charitable Foundation (London) and the research foundation Fritz Thyssen Stifftung (Cologne). The project partners were The Rothschild Archive, The University of London and The University of Southampton. Research from the project was published was published in Religion und Philanthropie, Rainer Liedkte & Klaus Weber (Ferdinand Schoeningh, 2009).
Rothschild and Brazil
N M Rothschild and Sons in London has a long history of involvement in Brazil dating back to the early nineteenth century. Extensive documentation of this history is preserved in The Rothschild Archive in London. The Rothschild Archive has made over 25,000 digital images documenting the history of Rothschilds and Brazil available online. Key series, with material dating from 1815-1940, have been scanned and made available online to allow access to researchers regardless of their geographic location. Go to Rothschild and Brazil »
This is the Rothschild Archive's long programme of work to transcribe and translate the Judendeutsch letters of the five Rothschild brothers. The correspondence, written in the German language and committed to paper in Hebrew letters, remains impenetrable to most people. The Archive aims to open them up to the wider world of scholarship. The letters date from 1811 to 1868, and Judendeutsch letters are scattered among some 142 boxes of correspondence in the Rothschild Archive in London. No precise assessment of their number has yet been made, though an estimate suggests a total of some 20,000. In 1989 work began on the transcription of the letters. So far, some 2,500 letters have been fully translated. Contact us for further information about these sources.
A comprehensive list of books, articles and other published works by members of the Rothschild family. Go to The Rothschild Family: Bibliography »