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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

Copying of documents

The Trustees of The Rothschild Archive London have agreed a Copying Policy with regard to the copying of documents from the collections. The Copying Policy covers both photocopies and digital copies.

Researchers using the collections of The Rothschild Archive in London

Subject to the general principles set out in the Copying Policy, registered members of The Rothschild Research Forum visiting the Reading Room in the City of London in the course of their research may, subject to the current fees and charges, request photocopies, or a Camera Permit to take personal digital copies, of selected documents. 

All copies are made at the discretion of the Archivist, and researchers should note that different permissions apply to different parts of the collection:

  • Copies of business papers wholly owned by the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive are permitted;
  • Copies of private Rothschild family papers wholly owned by the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive may be made at the discretion of the Archivist;
  • Copies of all collections on deposit with the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive will not be copied without the permission in writing of the depositor.

Researchers using the collections of The Rothschild Archive held by the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix, France

Researchers must first apply to Roubaix for access to collections of The Rothschild Archive held on deposit; these applications are then sent to The Rothschild Archive London for approval. If approved, permission to take photographs is usually also given.

This permission is subject to the general arrangements for copying of documents set by the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix, whose current conditions of copying prevail. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix, France for further information.

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Detail from a bond issued by the London house

Detail from a bond issued by the London house