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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 - Horse Racing Rothschilds

5: St. Amant

Leopold de Rothschild was to win the Derby for a second time in 1904 with St Amant, sired by St Frusquin. The race was memorable for the terrific thunderstorm which took place during the race. Newspapers reported how Leopold rushed out to meet the winner despite the weather:

'he led him in with beaming face, unconscious of the diluvian rain which in a few seconds drenched him to the skin'.

Soaking wet, horse, jockey and owner, were greeted with enthusiastic cheers and applause as they made their way into the winner's enclosure.

The newspapers were full of the news of Leopold de Rothschild's victory in the Derby in 1904. Cartoons relating to the bad weather in which the race was won were particularly popular.

In a career spanning thirty-eight years, the only classics which eluded Leopold were the Thousand Guineas and the Oaks. At his death, the sporting press devoted pages to his achievements, describing him as a 'munificent turf patron'.

Press cuttings from Leopold's Derby victory

Press cuttings from Leopold's Derby victory

Detail from a menu card from a dinner held in honour of Leopold's Derby victory on 1st June 1904

Detail from a menu card from a dinner held in honour of Leopold's Derby victory on 1st June 1904