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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

12: Testimonial from the 'inhabitants of Tring'

The landscape of England was once resplendent with large country houses. For an elite group of families, their wealth allowed them to acquire a collection of properties. So successfully did a concentration of Rothschild family members settle in the Vale of Aylesbury that the area became known as ‘Rothschildshire’. As important employers and commissioners of works, Rothschild patronage often dominated and transformed the local economy. Tring Park in Hertforshire, the estate of Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild (1840-1915) was no exception. 

In addition to Tring, Rothschild houses in or around Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire included Ascott House, Wing, Bucks, purchased by Lionel de Rothschild (1808-79) for his son Leopold (1845-1917) in 1873; Champneys, Eythrope House, Waddesdon, Bucks, purchased in 1875 by Alice de Rothschild (1847-1922); Halton House, Halton, Bucks, built by Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918); Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Bucks built by Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1818-1874); Aston Clinton, purchased by Sir Anthony de Rothschild (1810-1876); and Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Bucks, built by Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898).

Detail of gold decoration on the cover the the 70th birthday testimonial to Lord Rothschild from the inhabitants of Tring

Detail of gold decoration on the cover the the 70th birthday testimonial to Lord Rothschild from the inhabitants of Tring