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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 London banking house: New Court, St Swithin's Lane

'Intended for magnificent business', New Court in St Swithin's Lane in the City has been the home of the London house of Rothschild for over 200 years.

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836), founder of the bank, first moved to London from Manchester (where he had founded Rothschild Brothers, a branch of his father's merchant house in Frankfurt in 1799). Following the death of his father-in-law, the wealthy London merchant Levi Barent Cohen, Nathan moved to London in 1808 where it was clearly his intention to establish himself as a banker.

There have been four buildings called New Court on the site. Read more about the New Court buildings here.

The first New Court (c.1809-1868) »

The second New Court 1868-1962) »

The third New Court (1962-2008) »

The fourth New Court (2008- »

Art at New Court »

Map showing St Swithin's Lane c.1745

Map showing St Swithin's Lane c.1745

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836)

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836)