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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 New Court Vitrine

The New Court Vitrine is an installation that contains a unique insight into the family and business history.

Many of the fascinating items from the Archive are on display at New Court, where they make a decorative and informative statement,

The most impressive of the permanent exhibitions is the New Court Vitrine, an installation some 10 metres long by 2½ metres high. This echoes the display cabinets of the great Rothschild houses, such as the one in the rue Berryer.

The New Court vitrine contains over 40 niches, in which are displayed many intriguing items, including statuettes, jewellery, snuff boxes, tin trunks, Rothschild awards, medals and decorations, coins, silver and gold bullion, antique cameras, a Lalique plaque, an early silver menorah, other silverware and memorabilia from New Court including a silver teapot, menu cards, and a an original 1930s ‘St Swithin’s Lane’ street sign. Located in a prominent position in the middle of the building, the vitrine provides a unique and inspirational backdrop for the conduct of business.

Please note that the New Court Vitrine is not publicly accessible.

The New Court Vtrine

The New Court Vtrine

The silver collection at the rue Berryer Paris

The silver collection at the rue Berryer Paris