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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 - Motoring Rothschilds

5: Lionel de Rothschild, Wolseley and Rolls-Royce

Lionel purchased a Wolseley 16/20 Laundaulette in 1919. The purchase was delayed as a result of difficulties in returning the factory to peacetime production after the First World War. Postwar shortages also caused the car to cost more than the price advertised in the specification. The purchase price of £875 is equivalent to just under £30,000 today. The bodywork of the cars he ordered would usually be painted in Rothschild colours, blue with a yellow line. 

Lionel first purchased a Rolls-Royce in 1929, with coachwork by Hooper to his personal specification. He remained a loyal Rolls-Royce customer, corresponding with the firm throughout the 1930s.

Specification for a Wolseley

Specification for a Wolseley

Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce