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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

Re-opening of the Reading Room

UPDATED 19 July 2021

As national restrictions begin to be lifted, we are pleased to announce that our Reading Room will re-open for registered researchers from Monday 19 July 2021.

Registered members of the Rothschild Research Forum may book an appointment with us. We will endeavour to accommodate all requests for appointments, but we do not expect our offices to be fully staffed again until later in the Autumn. 

Making a research visit booking

Researchers may request an appointment by emailing us here. Our usual opening times of 10 am to 4.15 pm will apply, as will our usual arrangements for document production. To avoid disappointment, it would be helpful if researchers could supply as much information as they able to about the documents they wish to request and the nature of their research interest.

Researchers intending to visit should note that some precautionary measures are still in place; these will be reviewed on 16 August.

  • You should not attend in person if you: a. Have been in direct contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus in the last 10 days; b. Display the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus;
  • Track & Trace: The Rothschild Archive will need to store your name, company and contact number for 21 days for track and trace purposes; you are asked to inform us if you test positive for Covid-19 (within 10 days) after visiting us;
  • Your temperature will be tested upon arrival at New Court;
  • Masks: please note that New Court is considered ‘COVID Secure’ and staff and visitors are not obliged to wear a mask within the New Court building but you may if you wish.

Guide to the Archive

Researchers are strongly advised to consult The Guide to the Collections of The Rothschild Archive for detailed information about our collections.

The Rothschild Research Forum

New applicants to The Research Forum may submit applications to us for membership. Please submit your registration here. Existing Research Forum members sign in here.


Researchers may submit their enquiries to us via email. Contact The Rothschild Archive here »

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 to these collections here »

19 July 2021