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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: Testimonial presented to Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild by the Hebrew congregation of Portsmouth, 1885

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

Framed illuminated testimonial presented to Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild (1840-1915) by the Hebrew congregation of Portsmouth, on the occasion of his elevation to the English Peerage in 1885.

Nathaniel Mayer ('Natty'), 1st Lord Rothschild 

Nathaniel was the eldest son of Baron Lionel (1808-1879) and Charlotte (1819-1884). He studied at Cambridge, where he joined the circle of friends of the Prince of Wales. He married his cousin, Emma Louise (1844-1937) in Frankfurt in 1867.

Natty took over the senior partnership of the London House on the death of his father. Under his direction, the bank made many loans on behalf of Sovereign clients and for grand engineering projects. Natty served as an MP, and became the first Jewish peer in 1885, taking the title Lord Rothschild of Tring. A noted philanthropist, he asumed the role as lay head of Anglo-Jewry in England. 

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