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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

The Collections

The Rothschild Archive is much more than a single collection of material. It is rather a collection of collections, each reflecting the business and personal interests of the Rothschild family across Europe.

Business records

The business records of the London firm, N M Rothschild & Sons, form the core of the Archive, reflecting the activities of the other banks through many series of correspondence and accounts that circulated between them. Material relating to the other business houses survives in limited quantities. The collections of business records are supplemented by deposits of family and personal papers, reflecting the public and private interests of members of the family.

The Archive is also responsible for an important collection of papers relating to the bank of de Rothschild Frères. These papers are held in the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail at Roubaix, France. 

Family papers

The Rothschild family's other interests are reflected in the growing collections of personal papers that the Archive has been fortunate enough to attract.

For a brief overview history of the Rothschild business houses please see The Business »

For information about the Rothschild family and their interests, please see The Family »

Judendeutsch letter written between the Rothschild brothers in 1868. One of over twenty thousand in the collection

Judendeutsch letter written between the Rothschild brothers in 1868. One of over twenty thousand in the collection

Collections of The Rothschild Archive in climate controlled storage

Collections of The Rothschild Archive in climate controlled storage