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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

7: The Roads Beautifying Association

The Roads Beautifying Association was founded in 1928 by Lord Mount Temple the then Minister of Transport, to provide an organization through which the voluntary services of horticultural experts were made available to local authorities, and others responsible for highway planting and the preservation of trees. Planting advice was also extended to new industrial estates and the rehabilitation of slag heaps and other derelict land. Lionel de Rothschild, a keen and expert horticulturalist, was an active chair of the technical sub-committee.

Writing to The Hampshire Chronicle in 1937, Lionel gave the philosophy of the Association as being to 'let the poor man have the same pleasure from driving up to his cottage or his house as the rich man can get from his private drive'.

Roads Beautifying Association leaflet c1937

Roads Beautifying Association leaflet c1937

The planting of central reserves and round-abouts

The planting of central reserves and round-abouts