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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

Exhibition - Rothschilds and Brazil

4: Henry Lynch (1878-1958)

Henry Lynch was N M Rothschild and Son's representative in Brazil from 1919 until his retirement in 1957. Palin, an employee of the bank in London, describes Lynch in his memoirs Rothschild Relish  (1970):

"This great character, a member of an old-established Anglo-Brazilian family, was a partner in an import and export business but more importantly for us he was the agent and representative in Brazil of NMR. He was a bachelor, tall, with a complexion which deepened during the years I knew him from pink to purple, fond of good living, and occupying a unique position in Rio, where he was sometimes said to be more the British Ambassador than the British Ambassador was. Knowing and known to everybody who was anybody in governmental, political, financial, commercial and social circles, he always seemed to me to be supremely well fitted for his job."

Lynch became indispensable to the bank, and was dedicated to the promotion of British interests in Brazil. He sent the bank regular and detailed information and advice on commercial, political, and economic matters, and was a conduit to the very highest levels of Brazilian government. His correspondence files for the years 1919-1940 discuss inter alia proposed loans; loans being sought and issued elsewhere; and developments at the Banco do Brasil. Henry Lynch's files can be found in the Archive's special correspondence series.

Henry Lynch by Ladislas Burjan

Henry Lynch by Ladislas Burjan