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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: Locket of Charlotte, Baroness Anselm von Rothschild c.1820, and mourning bracelet for Hannah, Mrs Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1850

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

Gold and enamel heart shaped locket of Charlotte, Baroness Anselm von Rothschild (née de Rothschild) (1807-1859) with diamond set coronet, c.1820. The front of the locket is white enamel patterned on gold with a ruby, diamond and amethyst on the front; the reverse is black enamel patterned on gold with initials 'CR'. One side contains a portrait of Anselm Salomon von Rothschild (1803-1874).

Charlotte, the eldest of Nathan Mayer Rothschild's children, was born in Manchester in 1807, a clever, cultivated woman devoted to the upbringing of her children. She married her cousin, Anselm on 11 September 1826 in Frankfurt, where they settled in a house on Neue Mainzerstrasse. The couple also had a home in Vienna, where Anselm was closely involved with the management of the Viennese banking house. Charlotte is depicted wearing this locket in the Hobday portrait of N M Rothschild and his family which hangs at New Court.   

Mourning bracelet for Hannah, Mrs Nathan Mayer Rothschild. (1783-1850), inscribed “In memory of Hannah de Rothschild died on the 5th Sept 1850.”

In 1806, Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) married Hannah Cohen, daughter of Levi Barent Cohen, eight years after his arrival in England. Cohen had faith in his new son-in-law. Hannah was one of Nathan's closest associates, being consulted on business matters as well as taking care of the household and family. In his will, Nathan instructed his children to follow their mother's advice, and to consult her before they took any decision of moment.  When Nathan died, Hannah spoke of the loss of her best friend.

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Locket of Charlotte Baroness Anselm von Rothschild (née de Rothschild)

Locket of Charlotte Baroness Anselm von Rothschild (née de Rothschild)

Mourning bracelet for Hannah

Mourning bracelet for Hannah