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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 Business

In this section you will find short introductions to the origins of the family partnership, together with an overview of the development of the five Rothschild business houses:

M A Rothschild & Söhne, Frankfurt »

N M Rothschild & Sons, London »

de Rothschild Frères, Paris »

S M von Rothschild, Vienna »

C M de Rothschild & Figli, Naples »

Business sources

Detailed information about the history of each of the business houses, together with information about the collections of records that survive for each of them will be found in the The Guide to the collections of The Rothschild Archive »

The Rothschild Research Forum microsites contain many more pages of information about Rothschild business activities worldwide, together with detailed listings of documents in the collections of the Archive. New researchers will need to apply for a Research Forum account to access these pages. Go to The Rothschild Business microsite » Apply for a Rothschild Research Forum account here »

Entries in the Manchester 'Cotton Book' of N M Rothschild 1801-1804

Entries in the Manchester 'Cotton Book' of N M Rothschild 1801-1804

Brazilian bond issued by N M Rothschild & Sons 1911

Brazilian bond issued by N M Rothschild & Sons 1911