Welcome toThe Rothschild Archive'swebsite

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 - Faith & Charity

3: A legacy of giving

The range of philanthropic interests of the family can be seen in the in the will of Charlotte, Baroness Lionel de Rothschild (1819-1884).

Charlotte was the daughter of Carl von Rothschild of the Naples House and his wife, Adelheid Herz. She married her cousin, Lionel de Rothschild, in Frankfurt on 15 June 1836 and had five children. The couple lived at 148 Piccadilly and Gunnersbury Park, London. Charlotte was born in Frankfurt on 13 June 1819, but her family divided their time between this city and Naples. She was an intellectual woman, linguistically gifted, and passionately involved in issues of education, not only for her own children but for the wider community.

In her will she made the following charitable legacies:

Jews' Free School,Bell Lane: £15,000
Jews' Infant School, Commercial Street: £3,000
TheWestminsterJews' Free School: £3,000
The Stepney Jewish Schools: £3,000
Bayswater Jewish Schools: £3,000
Jewish Board of Guardians: £10,000
The London Hospital: £10,000
The Evelina Hospital: £10,000
St George's Hospital: £5,000
Jewish Ladies' Lying-in Charity: £5,000
West London Hospital,Hammersmith: £3,000
Jews' Hospital & Orphan Asylum, Norwood: £3,000
Jewish Emigration Society: £3.000
Ladies Benevolent Loan and Visiting Society: £3,000
Clementine Hospital, Frankfurt: £3,000
Jewish Convalescent Home, Norwood: £2,000
The German Hospital, Dalston: £2,000
The Metropolitan Free Hospital: £2,000
The Home for Jewish Deaf and Dumb: £2,000
Ladies Conjoint Visiting Committee of the Board of Guardians: £2,000
Jewish Ladies'West End Charity: £1,000
Bread, Meat and Coal Charity: £1,000
Institution for the Oral Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb: £1,000 
Buckinghamshire Infirmary, Aylesbury: £1,000
Royal Sea Bathing Infirmary, Margate: £1,000
Hospital for Incurables, Putney: £1,000
Infant Orphan Asylum, Wanstead: £1,000
Earlswood Asylum: £1,000
Institution for the Relief of the Indigent Blind Of the Jewish Persuasion:£500
Society for Relieving Aged and Needy Jews: £500
United Synagogues: £5,000
Charities and Charitable objects in Frankfurt: £2,000

Charlotte (Baroness Lionel de Rothschild) (1819-1884)

Charlotte (Baroness Lionel de Rothschild) (1819-1884)