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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: Statuette of Evelyn Achille de Rothschild, 1916

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

Statuette of Evelyn de Rothschild (1886-1917) in military uniform on a black wooden plinth, inscribed E de R. 1916, by Garrard & Co. Albermarle St, London. c.1916. It is displayed with the service medals posthumously awarded to Evelyn, the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Evelyn Achille de Rothschild (1886-1917)

Evelyn Achille was born on 6 January 1886, the son of Leopold and Marie. He was an exceptionally fine horseman. He went to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1904, and entered into the family business at New Court in 1907, although he never became a Partner.

He served as a Major in the Bucks Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars), and was mobilised with his Regiment on the outbreak of the War. ln August 1914, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and left for Egypt in April 1915. He was then sent to Gallipoli, but after three months there was invalided to the base. He remained in Egypt and was present at both Battles of Gaza. In March 1917, he was promoted to Major.  Injured in the Yeomanry charge on El Mughar (Palestine) on 13 November 1917, he died of his wounds in the Citadel Hospital, Cairo four days later. His cousin Neil Primrose was tragically killed in the same battle. 

Evelyn Achille was buried in the Jewish cemetery in Cairo. On 13 October 1919 his remains were re-interred in Rishon-le-Zion Jewish Cemetery, Israel. A memorial to Evelyn Achille was erected by the family in Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, and a scholarship was established at Harrow School in his memory.

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