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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: 21 June 2021

UPDATED 6 April 2021

As national restrictions begin to ease, we hope to be in a position to open our Reading Room in the City of London from Monday 21 June 2021.

Registered members of the Rothschild Research Forum may provisionally book an appointment with us on or after Monday 21 June. Our usual opening times of 10 am to 4.15 pm will apply. Researchers intending to visit should note:

  • all bookings are provisional, subject to national and local advice;
  • researchers may be required to share the Reading Room with up to two additional researchers;
  • social distancing measures may be in operation;
  • there may be reductions in our pre-pandemic levels of service, and access to certain documents may be restricted;
  • no research visit should be regarded as booked, unless confirmed in writing by staff of The Rothschild Archive. Any further relevant information about bookings will be sent at time of confirmation.

Researchers may request an appointment by emailing us here. 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. 

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, but are advised that there may be delays in replying to enquiries, as access to our full range of information resources remains limited until the end of June. 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 restrictions here »

6 April 2021