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Sources for business history

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: Glass beaker, from the collection of Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild, c.1680

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

Nuremburg glass cylindrical Beaker, originally part of the collection of the Barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild in Vienna. One of the many pieces appropriated by the Nazis during the Second World War, it was eventually returned to the family and sold at Christie’s in London in 1999.

Engraved by Hermann Schwinger (German, 1640-1683), c. 1680, the beaker features four figures emblematic of the Elements: Air, Water, Earth and Fire. The Four Seasons are also depicted.

Nathaniel Mayer von Rothschild (1836-1905) & Albert Anselm von Rothschild (1844-1911)

Nathaniel Mayer headed the Viennese banking house. His interests were much wider than finance. His botanical gardens, the Hohe Warte, were open for enjoyment by the public, and he also built a grand town house on the Theresianumgasse in Vienna, where he displayed his many art treasures. Together with his brother Albert, photography was one of his many interests and he was a leading member of the Vienna Camera Club.  

(Salomon) Albert Anselm married his cousin Bettina Caroline (née de Rothschild) (1858-1892) on 22 March 1876 and their main residence was on Vienna's fashionable Heugasse. After Bettina's untimely death, he founded a women's hospital, the 'Bettina Pavilion' in Vienna in her memory. He was an early conservationist, built an observatory, and with his brother amassed a splendid collection of art and objets d'art.

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