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Sources for business history: catalogues of bank files

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

Rothschild worldwide

From the family base in Frankfurt where the five Rothschild brothers were born in the last quarter of the 18th century, Rothschild business interests developed rapidly, taking on a global dimension as early as the 1820s.

A global business

There is scarcely a corner of the globe where the Rothschild businesses have not reached. The alphabetical list of countries below indicates the scope of Rothschild business involvement throughout the world. For countries that have been known by more than one name, they are listed in order of their former name, i.e. the name that they were known by when the Rothschild banks first began business with them. 

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A Africa (Central & West), Albania, Algeria, The Antarctic, Australia, Austria, Argentina

B Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma (Myanmar)

C Canada, The Carribbean, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), The Channel Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)

D Denmark 

E Egypt 

F Fiji, Finland, France

G Germany, Greece 

H Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary

I India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy 

J Japan 

L Latvia, Luxembourg,  Lithuania

M Malaysia, Malta, The Middle East, Mexico, Molodova

N The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Norway 

P Palestine, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prussia,  Puerto Rico

R Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Rumania (Roumania), Russia

S Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

T Thailand, Turkey 

U Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay

V Venezuela

Map of Brazilian Railway Lines c.1920. The London house has a long history of involvement in Brazil dating from the early 1820s.

Map of Brazilian Railway Lines c.1920. The London house has a long history of involvement in Brazil dating from the early 1820s.