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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 vase presented to Michael Bucks to mark 50 years' service, 1974

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

Glass vase presented to Michael Bucks (1904-1984) in February 1974 upon his retirement to mark 50 years' service with N M Rothschild & Sons. The vase is engraved on one side with a design of the Partners' entrance, the second New Court and on the other with a design of the front of the third New Court. Gifted to the Archive in 2021 by the Bucks family.

Michael Bucks

Michael Bucks was born in London in 1904. He joined N M Rothschild & Sons as a clerk in 1924. He rose to a position in the Managers' Department, as assistant to Hugh Davies, General Manager at New Court. Much of the day-to-day running of the business was left to the General Manager, a position which Michael Bucks occupied from 1946, supporting Anthony de Rothschild (1887-1961), to build the business back up after the war.

Michael Bucks was made a Partner at New Court in September 1961. In the early 1970s, he served as chairman of Rothschild Intercontinental Bank, and held a number of other external non-executive positions, ncluding the Chairmanship of Cussons.

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