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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 - The Art of Natural History

1: Walter Rothschild and his Museum at Tring

In 1889, N M Rothschild, the First Baron Rothschild, gave his son Walter an unusual 21st birthday present - money and land on which to build his own museum. Walter's interest in natural history, evident from an early age, led to the creation of one of the greatest natural history collections ever assembled by one man.

Lord Walter Rothschild died in 1937, and bequeathed the Museum and its collections to the Trustees of the British Museum. The Trustees were responsible for the natural history collections until 1963 when The Natural History Museum - then called the British Museum (Natural History) - became a separate institution. As part of The Natural History Museum, Rothschild's collections are now known as The Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, Tring.

Walter Rothschild's Museum Tring

Walter Rothschild's Museum Tring