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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 - Faith & Charity

8: Testimonial from the London Committee of the Deputies of British Jews

The London Committee of Deputies of British Jews (more commonly London Board of Deputies) was a body formed to safeguard the interests of British Jews as a religious community. It’s origins can be can be traced to a committee called ‘The Committee of Diligence’ formed to watch the progress through the Irish Parliament, in 1745, of the bill for Jewish naturalisation. The board was established to protect the interests of British Jews not only in the British Isles, but in the colonies.

The deputies watched over all the legislation relating to marriages, labour laws, and other matters which might affect Jews prejudicially, and aided considerably in the struggle for Jewish emancipation. In 1835 Sir Moses Montefiore (Nathan Rothschild's brother-in-law) was elected president, and he remained in that office until his death. The committee took an active part in the Damascus Affair as well as in the early struggle for Reform.

Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild was acknowledged as the lay head of Anglo-Jewry. The testimonial records “it is felt that this is a fitting opportunity to record the sense of genuine personal regard and affection in which you are held by the entire Jewish Community of which you have so long been the foremost representative.”