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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

Rothschilds directing the London House

This is a list of the family members who have led the London business.

N M Rothschild

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) 
c.1804-1836 

 

N M Rothschild & Sons

Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1808-1879)
1836-1879

Nathaniel Mayer, 1st Lord Rothschild (1840-1915) 
1879-1915

Alfred Charles de Rothschild (1842-1918)            
1915-1918

The Hon. Nathaniel Charles Rothschild (1877-1923)
1918-1923

Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942)
1923-1942

Anthony Gustav de Rothschild (1887-1961)
1942-1960

Edmund Leopold de Rothschild (1916-2009)
1960-1970

 

N M Rothschild & Sons Limited

Edmund Leopold de Rothschild (1916-2009)  
1970-1975

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor, 3rd Lord Rothschild (1910-1990)
1975-1976

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (b.1931) 
1976 -2003

Baron David de Rothschild (b.1942) 
2003-2009

 

Rothschild Group

Baron David de Rothschild (b.1942)
2009-2016


Rothschild & Co.

Baron David de Rothschild (b.1942)
2016-2018

Alexandre de Rothschild (b.1980)
2018-present

 

Notes: After the death of his brother Nathan in 1836, James took over the reins of the family firm. In 1838, Lionel, Nathan's son succeeded in modifying the Partnership Agreement to retain the relative autonomy of the London house. By the early 1840s, the resources of the London, Paris and Frankfurt houses were evenly matched.

Rothschilds Continuation Ltd was formed as a second corporate partner of N M Rothschild & Sons in 1941 to ensure the continuity of the firm’s business during the Second World War.

The senior Rothschild directing the London business was known as the Senior Partner until 1970, when the title Chairman was adopted.

Information about individual members of the Rothschild family can be found on The Rothschild Family microsite: Biographies »


The Partners' Room New Court 1960s

The Partners' Room New Court 1960s