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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

Temporary closure of the Reading Room

In April 2020, in response to the ongoing pandemic, and in line with government advice, the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive decided, for the wellbeing of visitors, staff, and colleagues, to temporarily close the Reading Room of The Rothschild Archive in the City of London.

As of Monday 6 July 2020, our Reading Room remains CLOSED until further notice. We continue to monitor the situation closely. Staff of the Archive remain working (largely from home) to provide the services detailed below. Any updates to our services will be posted on this page.

Our websites

Our Public website, including The Guide to the Collections of The Rothschild Archive remains fully accessible, as do the websites of The Rothschild Research Forum (open to members of The Research Forum only).

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The Rothschild Research Forum

New applicants to The Research Forum may continue to submit applications to us for membership, but are advised that there may be delays in the processing of applications.

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Researchers may continue to submit their enquiries to us via email, but are advised that there may be delays in replying to enquiries, as access to our full range of information resources may be limited at the current time.

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The collections of The Rothschild Archive held in France

Records of de Rothschild Frères are held by the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix, France. Please visit the website of the ANMT for further information about access restrictions here »

Any further updates to our service will be posted on this page.

6 July 2020