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Sources for business history: plans of New Court

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

Mr Warren's Photograph Album

Memories of a vanished Rothschild estate.

000/2126 Mr Warren's photograph album


Mr William Hedley Warren, (1862-1928), was Head Gardener at the Buckinghamshire estate of Aston Clinton for thirty years, in the service of Sir Anthony de Rothschild (1810-1876), his wife Lady Louise (1821-1910), and their children Constance (1843-1931) and Annie (1844-1926).

The Rothschild Archive was fortunate to acquire a private photograph album of Mr Warren. This fascinating volume contains over 220 previously unknown private photographs of Aston Clinton, taken by Mr Warren. The album, compiled between 1896 and 1902 is a tantalising glimpse into his life over these six years.

The album contains Warren family photographs, recording the people, places and events that they held dear. Images of working life show Mr Warren and his staff with their horticultural triumphs, and activity on the estate through the seasons, such as hay-making. The album also includes some remarkable views of buildings and views in Aston Clinton, and the joyful celebrations for the Coronation of 1902.

The mansion at Aston Clinton no longer stands, and very few documents relating to the estate survive, making Mr Warren’s photograph album an important new discovery for the history of this Rothschild property. See Mr Warren's photograph album: memories of a vanished Rothschild estate in The Rothschild Archive Annual Review 2012-2013 for the story behind this new discovery.

Mr William Hedley Warren (1862-1928)

Mr William Hedley Warren (1862-1928)

Aston Clinton mansion

Aston Clinton mansion