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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: New Court Golfing Society Challenge Cup, 1947

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

New Court Golfing Society Challenge Cup, presented to the firm by Mr Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009) in 1947.

The New Court Golfing Society Challenge Cup, was gifted to the firm when Mr Edmund de Rothschild returned from his wartime service to take up his position as a Partner at New Court. It is solid silver, hallmarked  'D&J W' (for D & J Welby Ltd), London, 1911. This would indicate that this was an earlier piece that was 'repurposed' for presentation as a golfing trophy. It records the names of the annual winners of the New Court Golfing Society Challenge Cup from 1947-2011.

A New Court clerk

Traditionally the role of a bank clerk was a privileged position, and recruitment was often based on personal recommendation. Clerks had to demonstrate technical competence in arithmetic and bookkeeping, and have excellent handwriting. Employees had to be of good reputation and character. However, if the expectations of employment were demanding, the potential rewards provided generous compensation. There were good opportunities for career advancement, and at New Court, staff could join the St Swithin's Amateur Dramatic Club, and the St Swithin's Musical Society, as well as enjoy a range of sporting associations.

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