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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: Japanese Imperial Order of the Sacred Treasure, conferred upon Edmund de Rothschild, 1973

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

The Japanese Imperial Order of the Sacred Treasure, 1st class, was conferred upon Mr Edmund de Rothschild by Emperor Hirohito in 1973. The citation for the Order, one of Japan’s highest honours, stated that it was given “in full recognition of your great contributions in the international monetary field to the economic and industrial development of Japan and the ceaseless endeavours you have devoted to the promotion of Japanese-British friendship”.

Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009)

Edmund de Rothschild (affectionately known at New Court as ‘Mr Eddy’) was the great-grandson of Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) founder of the London banking house. After graduating from Cambridge in 1937, he embarked on a world tour. Joining the Royal Bucks Yeomanry on the outbreak of war, he became a Major in the Jewish Infantry Brigade. After the war, he began the task of rescuing from neglect the gardens of the family home, Exbury House.

He joined the family firm at New Court as a partner in 1947, serving as Senior Partner from the late 1950s and Chairman of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited from 1970-1975. In 1952 he led the bank’s involvement with the Churchill Falls power scheme in Labrador, Canada. Mr Eddy learnt Japanese in the 1960s and was a key member of a City of London delegation to Japan in 1962 to reopen commercial ties after the war. He maintained close links with Japan, visiting many times.

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Mr Edmund and Elizabeth

Mr Edmund and Elizabeth