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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

The Rothschild Research Forum

Researchers who wish to dig deeper into the resources of The Rothschild archive are invited to register with the Rothschild Research Forum. The Forum website has been designed as a series of microsites, each focusing on a different aspect of the family and business history. Here, researchers will find digitised documents, guides to sources and other material.

The range of disciplines and topics illuminated by the Rothschild Research Forum's key sources include banking, financial and business history; the history of economic and industrial development in many parts of the globe; the social and political context of business life in 19th and 20th Century Europe; fine art, the decorative arts and the history of the collecting; natural history, gardens and architecture, and historical information about members of the Rothschild family and their estates.

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Detail of coupons from a bond issued by the London house

Detail of coupons from a bond issued by the London house

Tin trunks used to store documents in the New Court vaults

Tin trunks used to store documents in the New Court vaults