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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: Corporation of London 'St Swithin's Lane' street sign, c.1930

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

Corporation of London 'St Swithin's Lane' street sign, c.1930, New Court, St. Swithin’s Lane has been the home of the London house of Rothschild for over 200 years. There have been four buildings called New Court on the site.

St Swithin's Lane before the Rothschilds

St Swithin’s Church (destroyed in the London Blitz) was founded in the 13th century, and the 'lane called Swityhinnes' was first recognised in about 1270. In 1666, the Great Fire of London destroyed most of the properties in the lane. The first mention of a house called ‘New Court’ appears in John Strype’s Survey of London in 1720. 

New Court

In 1809, Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) acquired the lease of New Court for £750, as a home for his family and to conduct business. The property was a short stroll away from the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange where Nathan would soon make his mark.  The family moved out of New Court to a new villa in Stamford Hill in 1816.

New Court was completely rebuilt in 1865 in the style of a grand Italian ‘palazzo’. The second New Court was completely rebuilt between 1962-1965. The third New Court was demolished and replaced with the current building between 2008-2011.

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