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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: Russian archive boxes, c.1950

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

‘Russian’ archive boxes, formerly containing archives and papers of the Viennsese Rothschild family.

In 1994, The Rothschild Archive took custody of a collection of over 40,000 papers which for fifty years had lain preserved in The Moscow State Archives. The documents, contained in boxes such as these, were the surviving papers of the bank S M von Rothschild, founded in Vienna by Salomon von Rothschild (1774-1855). These documents represent the history of a branch of the family which had been at the centre of Austrian business and society for over a century.

Confiscated by the Nazis in 1939, and stored in Berlin, in 1943, the papers were taken to the Castle of Wölfelsdorf in Poland. In early 1945, the Red Army discovered them, and shipped them to Moscow. In 1946, the Soviet Government established the Central State Special Archive to house papers captured during the War. Access was limited until the early 1990s when agreements were reached with the Governments of France, Liechtenstein and Great Britain for the repatriation of papers previously stored in the Special Archive. After negotaition, the papers of the Viennese Rothschilds were returned to the family, who deposited them with The Rothschild Archive in London.

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