Guide to the Collections of the Rothschild Archive
The range of disciplines and topics illuminated by the collections of The Rothschild Research include banking, financial and business history; the history of economic and industrial development in many parts of the globe; the social and political context of business life in 19th and 20th Century Europe; fine art, the decorative arts and the history of the collecting; natural history, gardens and architecture, and historical information about members of the Rothschild family and their estates.
The records of the London firm, N M Rothschild & Sons, and papers of the French bank of M M de Rothschild Fréres form the core of the Archive collection, reflecting the activities of the other Rothschild banks through many series of correspondence and accounts that circulated between them. The Archive in London houses the records of the London banking house (which themselves include often detailed correspondence from the continental houses in Frankfurt, Paris, Vienna and Naples), together with deposits of family papers from members of the Rothschild family that the Archive has been fortunate to attract, reflecting their estates, collecting tastes and interests. The papers of de Rothschild Frères, are held on deposit at the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail in Roubaix, France.
The Archive has created a Guide to the Collections of the Rothschild Archive. Access to the Guide is available to registered members of The Rothschild Research Forum.