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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

Rothschild and Brazil microsite

The Rothschild Research Forum is a resource for those engaged in scholarly research into any of the many facets of Rothschild business and family history. The Forum contains different microsites, dedicated to a particular aspect of Rothschild history and research. The microsites contain guides to sources, transcripts, digital documents and more detailed information.

A research resource for Rothschild and Brazil 

The London banking house of N M Rothschild & Sons has a long history of involvement in Brazil. The firm's initial business with Brazil was in merchant banking activities and bullion dealing, but in 1855 it became the Brazilian government's financial agent in London and went on to handle the government's borrowing in the London capital markets and be closely concerned with the country's fiscal, commercial and exchange rate policies.  With the bank at the heart of the development of Brazilian public finance, The Rothschild Archive is an important resource for an understanding of this aspect of Brazilian economic and political history, as well as the history of British informal imperialism and emerging patterns of globalisation.

Extensive documentation of this history – which is as much the history of Brazilian economic development as it is the history of the firm of N M Rothschild & Sons –  is preserved in The Rothschild Archive in London. 

The Rothschild and Brazil online archive

Open to Research Forum members, researchers can now browse and view digital images of many of the key documents documenting the business of Rothschild in Brazil - over 25,000 documents.

The documents, from the NMR Accounts Current, Cashiers, Correspondence and Loans Departments concern; 

  • Private Business 1812-1900
  • Government Business 1822-1854
  • Government Business 1855-1930
  • Railway Development
  • Coffee
  • Brazilian Banking
  • Montagu Monetary mission
  • Sir Henry Lynch

Existing Rothschild Research Forum members Go to The Rothschild and Brazil microsite »

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Bond for the United States of Brazil Government 4% loan of 1911

Bond for the United States of Brazil Government 4% loan of 1911

Bond for the United States of Brazil Railway Guarantees Recission 4% bond of 1899

Bond for the United States of Brazil Railway Guarantees Recission 4% bond of 1899