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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

Vic Gray MBE (1946-2021)

The Trustees and staff of The Rothschild Archive are greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Victor Gray, former Director of The Rothschild Trust.

‘Vic’ to his many friends and colleagues was a magnificent figure in the archive world.  He made a somewhat unexpected move from county archives to the private sector in 1993 when he was invited to establish a corporate records and archives service at N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, and later became the founding Director of The Rothschild Archive Trust.  His achievements in his chosen profession are ground-breaking and enduring and Archivists throughout the UK owe much to him.

Vic was immensely proud of everything he achieved at The Rothschild Archive: research projects, public exhibitions, founding membership of the European Association of Banking History, rescuer of looted archives and so much more. All who met and worked with him were struck by his courtesy, charm, passion, and his unfailing support and encouragement.

We are devastated to have lost a beloved friend and send our sympathies to his family.

The Trustees and staff of The Rothschild Archive