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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: Commemorative medallions for New Court 1965 and M M de Rothschild Frères, 1967

The New Court Vitrine, curated by The Rothschild Archive, recalls the cases of treasures and cabinets of curiosity that graced the great Rothschild houses.

Commemorative medallion for the rebuilding of the New Court, the London offices of N M Rothschild & Sons, 1965. 

N M Rothschild & Sons, New Court

New Court in St Swithin's Lane in the City has been the home of the London house of Rothschild for over 200 years. In 1809 Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) acquired the lease of No.2, New Court, as a home for his family and as the centre of his London business interests. In 1865, a new building was completed on the site of the first New Court in the style of a grand Italian ‘palazzo’ to the design of Thomas Marsh Nelson. By the 1960s, the century old building (which had survived the London blitz) was beginning to look dated. In 1962, the decision was taken to rebuild; in 1965, the staff returned to St Swithin's Lane to a gleaming black and white marble building designed by the architect Fitzroy Robinson. In 2008, this building was replaced by the current New Court by the international architect Rem Koolhaas and his practice OMA.

Commemorative medallion for the 150th Anniversary of M M de Rothschild Frères, 1967. 

M M de Rothschild Frères, rue Lafitte

James Mayer de Rothschild (1792-1868) was in Paris from the age of 19. In 1817, he established a permanent business in Paris, under the corporate name of de Rothschild Frères in offices at 19, 21 and 23 rue Lafitte. In 1967, the Paris bank celebrated the 150th anniversary of its foundation, and a celebratory medallion sculpted by M.Simon was created. In the same year de Rothschild Frères became Banque Rothschild, and the decision was made to rebuild the offices in the rue Lafitte, making way for a modern building which opened in 1970. Between 1981-1982, Banque Rothschild, was one of 39 to be nationalised by the French government, and the Rothschilds were obliged to leave the rue Laffitte. 

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