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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

3: Artistic correspondence

Roughly 65 years' worth of correspondence relating to Rothschild's museum and the extensive collecting that was undertaken on his behalf around the world is now held in LIS-Archives at The Natural History Museum in South Kensington. The 'Tring correspondence' consists largely of incoming letters, usually addressed to the curators Hartert and Jordan, and occasionally to Rothschild himself, dating from 1890 to about 1955. Among this correspondence is a number of letters from artists who specialised in natural history, several of whom were commissioned by Rothschild to contribute to Novitates Zoologicae and other publications.

Drawing of a tortoise skeleton by Chloe Lesley Starks who corresponded with Walter.

Drawing of a tortoise skeleton by Chloe Lesley Starks who corresponded with Walter.