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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: Magnum bottles of Château Lafite wine, 2002

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

Magnum bottles of Château Lafite wine, 2002. The Rothschild name has been associated with the world's greatest wines for a century and a half. Rothschild wines embody all that is wonderful about the fruit of the vine.

Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Lafite

In 1853 Nathaniel de Rothschild (1812-1870) purchased Château Brane Mouton in the Médoc district of Bordeaux and renamed it Château Mouton Rothschild. In the 1920s Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988) took on the management of Mouton, later introducing the tradition of wine labels painted by great artists. From 1988 the late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (1933-2014) presided over Mouton.

Not to be outdone by his son-in-law, in 1868, Baron James de Rothschild (1792-1868) secured the neighbouring Château Lafite; having achieved it, he died within weeks. After the Second World War, Baron Elie de Rothschild (1917-2007) led a programme to restore Château Lafite. From 1974 until 2018, it was under the direction of Baron Eric de Rothschild. In April 2018, Baron Eric's daughter, Saskia became the youngest person to lead a first growth Bordeaux estate.

A friendly rivalry has always existed between the two estates. While they continue to flourish, they have also explored the opportunities offered by other wine-growing regions of the world, and have developed ventures in other parts of France, Portugal, California, South America and China.

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