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Sources for business history

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

Select Bibliography

This bibliography consists of selected standard works about the development of the Rothschild business, the family's interests in art, gardening, viticulture and estate management, and biographies and autobiographies of members of the family. It is not exhaustive; there have been many works published about the Rothschild family and business, many without the endorsement or particpation of the family or business.


The Rothschilds: a family of fortune
Virginia Cowles (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973)

The English Rothschilds
Richard Davis (London: Collins 1983)

The Rothschilds: a European family.
Georg Heuberger (ed.) (Frankfurt: Thorbecke, 1994. 2 volumes)

Return of the Rothschilds
Herbert Lottman (London: I.B. Tauris, 1995)

Rothschild: a story of wealth and power
Derek Wilson (London: Andre Deutsch, 1988)

Business and banking

A Century of Finance
Jules Ayer (London: privately published, by Willian Neely & Sons, 1905)

Nathan Mayer Rothschild and the Creation of a Dynasty: the critical Years 1806-1816
Herbert H. Kaplan (California: Stanford University Press, 2006)

The Rise of the House of Rothschild and The Reign of the House of Rothschild
Count Corti (London: Victor Gollancz, 1928)

Le Finanze Ponteficie e i Rothschild 1830-1870
Daniela Felisini (Naples: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1990)

The World's Banker: the history of the house of Rothschild
Niall Ferguson (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998)

Histoire de la Maison Rothschild
Bertrand Gille (Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1965 & 1967. 2 volumes)

Letters from Paris 1870-1875: written by C. de B., a political informant to the head of the London House of Rothschild
Robert Henrey (ed.), London, 1942

The House of Rothschild in Spain (1835-1941)
Miguel López-Morell (Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2005)

Los Rothschild y las Minas de Almadén
Victoriano Martín Martín (Madrid: Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, 1980)

Los Rothschild y sus Socios en España
Alfonso de Otazu (Madrid: O Hs Ediciones, 1987)

Rothschild Relish
Ronald Palin (London: Cassell, 1970)

Politiques et pratiques des banques d’émission en Europe (XVIIe-XXe siècle)
Mission historique de la Banque de France (Paris: Michel Albin: 2003)

'You Have It, Madam': the purchase, in 1875, of Suez Canal shares by Disraeli and Baron Lionel de Rothschild
Victor, 3rd Lord Rothschild (London: privately printed, 1980)

The Shadow of a Great Man
Victor, 3rd Lord Rothschild (London: privately printed, 1982)

Along Rothschild Lines: the story of Rothschild & railways across the world
Richard Schofield (London: The Rothschild Archive, 2002)

N M Rothschild & Sons: Kommunikationswege im europaeischen Bankenwesen im 19 Jahrhundert
Rainer Liedtke (Koeln: Boehlau 2006)

Les Rothschild en France au XIXe siecle
ed. Claude collard and Melanie Aspey (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2012)

The Necessary Security; An illustrated history of Rothschild Bonds
Caroline Shaw (London: The Rothschild Archive, 2006)

Biographies and memoirs

Edmond de Rothschild: l'homme qui racheta la Terre sante
Elizabeth Antebi (Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 2003)

Constance Battersea (London: Macmillan, 1922)

Meyer Amschel Rothschild
Christian Berghoeffer (Frankfurt: Englert & Schlosser, 1923)

N M Rothschild 1777-1836
Stanley Chapman (London: np, 1977)

Lady de Rothschild and her Daughters, 1821-1831
Lucy Cohen (London: John Murray 1935)

Window on the World
Edmund de Rothschild (London: Peter Davis, 1949)                                   

Founder: Meyer Amschel Rothschild and his Time
Amos Elon (London: HarperCollins, 1996)

The Life and Times of N M Rothschild, 1777-1836
Victor Gray and Melanie Aspey (eds.) (London: The Rothschild Archive, 1998)

Nathan Mayer Rothschild and the Creation of a Dynasty: the critical years 1806-1816
Herbert Kaplan (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006)

Milady Vine: the autobiography of Philippe de Rothschild
Joan Littlewood (London: Jonathan Cape, 1984)

Baron James: The Rise of the French Rothschilds
Anka Muhlstein (London: Collins, 1983)

Elusive Rothschild: the life of Victor, third baron
Kenneth Rose (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003)

A Gilt-edged Life: memoir
Edmund de Rothschild (London: John Murray, 1998)

The Whims of Fortune
Guy de Rothschild (London: Granada, 1985)

Croisières Autours de mes Souvenirs
Henri de Rothschild (Paris: Éditions Émile-Paul Frères, 1932)

Dear Lord Rothschild: birds, butterflies and history
Miriam Rothschild (London: Hutchinson, 1983)

Two Rothschilds and the Land of Israel
Simon Schama (London: Collins, 1978)

The Life and Legacy of Baroness Betty de Rothschild
Laura Schor (New York: Peter Lang, 2006)

Charlotte & Lionel: a Rothschild love story
Stanley Weintraub (London: Simon & Schuster, 2003)

Plutocrats: a Rothschild inheritance
George Ireland (London: John Murray, 2007)

Henri de Rothschild, 1872–1947: Medicine and Theater
Harry W.Paul (London: Routledge, 2011) 

The Unexpected Story of Nathaniel Rothschild
John Cooper (London: Bloomsbury, 2015) 

Banker and philanthropist: A portrait of Anthony de Rothschild
David Kynaston (London: Hurtwood Press, 2022)

Estates and collections

Beechwoods and Bayonets: the Book of Halton
Andrew Adam (Buckingham: Barracuda Books, 1983)

The Story of Halton House: Country Home of Alfred de Rothschild
Beryl E. Escott (Halton House, 2008, (fourth edition))

Gunnersbury Park and the Rothschilds
Ann and James Collett-White (London:Heritage Publications, 1993)

Waddesdon Manor
Michael Hall (New York: Abrams, 2002)

Les Rothschild: Batisseurs et Mécènes
Pauline Prevost Marcilhacy (Paris: Flammarion, 1996)

The Rothschilds at Waddesdon Manor
Mrs James de Rothschild (London: Collins, 1979)

The Rothschild Gardens
Miriam Rothschild, Kate Garton and Lionel de Rothschild (London: Gaia Books, 1996)

Eric Deschodt (Paris: Editions du Regard, 2009)

Les Rothschild: une dynastie de mecenes en Frances
Pauline Prevost Marcilhacy (Paris: Louvre Éditions, 2016)

Entrance to the second New Court

Entrance to the second New Court

N M Rothschild & Sons Accounts Ledger

N M Rothschild & Sons Accounts Ledger