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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: Set of silver beakers for the wedding of Baron Mayer Carl and Louise von Rothschild, 1842

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

Silver beakers, c.1842. A set of twelve German silver beakers in mid-18th century style, workshop mark of Johann Martin Schmidt and Karl Thomas, Frankfurt. It is believed that these were used at, or a gift for, the wedding of Mayer Carl von Rothschild (1820-1886) to Louise de Rothschild (1820-1894) in 1842.

Mayer Carl and Louise von Rothschild

Mayer Carl was born in Frankfurt, the eldest of the sons of Carl von Rothschild (1788-1855) who established the Naples branch of the family firm. He assumed a controlling role in the management of the Frankfurt House after the death of his uncle Amschel (1783-1855). He married his cousin Louise in England in 1842. Mayer Carl amassed an incomparable collection of silverware and was a discerning collector.

Louise was the daughter of Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836), founder of the London banking house. She excelled in the arts and music. After her marriage she lived in Frankfurt, where she wrote on religious subjects. Frankfurt became witness to her generous philanthropy; she established the Clementine Hospital for Girls and she endowed the Carl von Rothschild Free Library.

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