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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 - Rothschilds and the First World War

4: Rothschilds on active service

Three of the sons of Leopold de Rothschild (1845-1917) were officers in the Bucks Yeomanry. Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942), the eldest, reluctantly remained at New Court where he was of great value to his country managing the business and organising the recruitment and provison of assistance to the troops.

Leopold's youngest son, Anthony Gustav (1887-1961) served with distinction, was wounded at Gallipoli and ended the war as a major with the General Staff. His second son, Evelyn Achille (1886-1917) paid the ultimate sacrifice. He saw early action on the Western Front and was invalided back home. Within months, he was back in the trenches, and was mentioned in despatches. Tragically, in November 1917 Evelyn died from wounds sustained in a cavalry charge at El Mughar. His mother Marie (1862-1937), was devastated. 

On the continent, in France, James de Rothschild (1878-1957), one of Baron Edmond's sons managed to enlist successively in three armies: the French, the Canadian and finally the British. In Paris, the doctor of medicine, Baron Henri de Rothschild (1872-1947) designed and built ambulances and took them to the front. In Austria, Baron Albert's son, Eugene (1878-1976), had a leg shattered on the Russian front.

 

News of the funeral of Evelyn Achille de Rothschild

News of the funeral of Evelyn Achille de Rothschild