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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 Paris House

This is a list of the family members who have led the Paris business founded by James Mayer de Rothschild.

de Rothschild Frères 

Baron James de Rothschild (1792-1868)   
1812-1868

Baron (Mayer) Alphonse de Rothschild (1827-1905)   
1868-1905
 

Baron Edouard Alphonse James de Rothschild (1868-1949)
1905-1949

Baron Guy Edouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild (1909-2007)
1949-1967


Banque Rothschild [1]  

Baron Guy Edouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild (1909-2007)
1967-1981


Notes:

[1] de Rothschild Frères became Banque Rothschild in 1967. In 1981-1982, Banque Rothschild was one of 39 banks to be compulsorily nationalised by the French government. The business became Compagnie Européenne de Banque, and the Rothschilds left the rue Laffitte. 

Following nationalisation of the business, the Rothschild family established a new banking operation, using the company Paris Orléans, (originally founded in 1838 as a railway company, after the Second World War, the French branch of the Rothschild family transformed it into a holding company for its banking activities). In 1983, the former Directors of Banque Rothschild, David and Nathaniel de Rothschild and Eric de Rothschild, together with six colleagues re-started the business, using Paris Orléans as a launch pad, and creating P.O. Gestion as a banking operation. In October 1986, the Rothschild family were granted the right to use family name again, as Rothschild & Associés Banque.

In 2003, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild stepped down as Chairman of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited. The appointment of David de Rothschild as the Rothschild Group Chairman brought together again the English and French Rothschild business houses, with the merger of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited with Paris Orléans. In 2011, the firm rebranded from N M Rothschild & Sons Limited to Rothschild & Co. In 2015, the parent company of the Rothschild Group, formerly known as Paris Orléans, changed its name to Rothschild & Co. to match the trading name of the business. In 2018, Alexandre de Rothschild succeeded David de Rothschild as Executive Chairman.

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

Elie Guy and Alain de Rothschild with bust of Baron James

Elie Guy and Alain de Rothschild with bust of Baron James