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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: Victorian clock by Adams of 1, St.Swithin's Lane, c.1880

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

Victorian mantle clock of black marble and malachite, the enamel dial signed Adams, 1 St. Swithins Lane, London, with a bell striking movement, the case inset with panels of malachite, c.1880.

New Court 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. Clocks such as this would have graced the Victorian offices of the Rothschild Partners and clerks.

The second New Court: a 'palazzo' for business

Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879) assumed control of the London banking house after the death of his father Nathan (1777-1836). In 1865 the second New Court building was completed in the style of a grand Italian ‘palazzo’ to the design of Thomas Marsh Nelson. The domestic feel of the old New Court was swept away in favour of a building more imposing and business-like. 

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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