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Sources for business history: plans of New Court

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

Archive Research Bursary

A limited number of Bursaries are available each year to assist research projects that involve substantial use of The Rothschild Archive’s collections. The bursaries are primarily intended to facilitate international travel by doctoral students and early career academics. Recipients are usually researchers based outside the United Kingdom who wish to use the Archive’s collections in London and researchers based outside France who wish to use the Archive’s collections deposited with the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail in Roubaix.

The Bursaries are not intended to cover the full cost of any period of research in the Archive, but are designed to provide practical assistance with travel, accommodation or incidental costs associated with such work. Bursaries may be granted up to a maximum of £3,000 per applicant.

Successful applicants will be required to write a short report for The Rothschild Archive on the research activities the bursary helped to fund. 

Applications may be submitted at any time. Applications are considered in the first instance by the Director of the Rothschild Archive London, and they may also be further assessed by members of the Bursary & Education Committee of the Rothschild Archive Trust.

Applicants for Bursaries should first apply to the Director of The Rothschild Archive at the address given below. Applicants should supply two written references from academic supervisors and applications should state:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Academic Institution
  • Level at which the project is being pursued (undergraduate dissertation; post-doctoral thesis, etc.)
  • Synopsis of the project
  • Length and dates of projected period of research in The Rothschild Archive
  • The purpose to which the Bursary will be applied
  • The sum applied for

Applicants should be aware that only a limited number of Bursaries is available and that the decision of the Director will be final.

Applications to the Archive may be submitted by email to info@rothschildarchive.org or by post to:



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Detail from a Brazilian bond

Detail from a Brazilian bond

Egyptian scene from the Reise-Erinnerungen of by Nathaniel von Rothschid c.1900

Egyptian scene from the Reise-Erinnerungen of by Nathaniel von Rothschid c.1900