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Sources for business history: plans of New Court

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

Visiting our Reading Room

The Rothschild Archive has resumed regular service 

Following the relaxation of national pandemic measures we are pleased to confirm that we have resumed our regular service to enquirers and researchers.

Conducting research

The Rothschild Archive London holds the business records of the London firm of N M Rothschild & Sons, together with some papers of Rothschild banking businesses in Paris and Vienna. Researchers should note that few papers of the Frankfurt, Vienna and Naples banking houses survive. Papers of the Paris banking house are held on deposit with the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix, France. The Rothschild Archive London holds comparatively few collections of personal papers of members of the Rothschild family.

We strongly suggest that researchers should, in the first instance consult The Guide to the collections of The Rothschild Archive to identify sources of possible interest. The collections are arranged under the following sections:

  • The London banking house
  • The Frankfurt banking house
  • The Paris banking house
  • The Vienna banking house
  • The Naples banking house
  • Rothschild family papers

The Rothschild Research Forum

We ask all researchers wishing to access our more detailed resources online, or those wishing to request an appointment to consult original sources in our Reading Room to first register with The Rothschild Research Forum, providing their contact details, an indication of their research interest and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Existing Research Forum members may sign in here.

Making a research visit booking: The Rothschild Archive London

Registered members of the Rothschild Research Forum may request an appointment to visit our Reading Room in the City; our usual opening times are Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4.15 pm. To request an apoointment, please email us here; it would be helpful if researchers could supply as much information as they are able to about the nature of their research interest. Our collections are stored off-site and to avoid disappointment, researchers should supply the document references of the items they wish to see well in advance of a pre-booked visit.

Researchers intending to visit should note that although most pandemic restrictions have been relaxed, visitors will be asked to undertake a temperature check upon arrival. Researchers may wear face-masks if they wish.

Making a research visit booking: The Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix

Researchers intending to consult the collections of The Rothschild Archive held on deposit with the Archives Nationales du Monde du Travail, Roubaix, France should first register with The Rothschild Research Forum. Please visit the website of the ANMT for further information about access to these collections here »

All other Enquiries

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

18 February 2022