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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 - Season's Greetings

2: 1897 New Year card sent to Mrs Leopold de Rothschild

This card was sent to Marie, Mrs Leopold de Rothschild (1852-1937) from Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833-1897) at the start of 1897. Marie married Leopold de Rothschild (1845-1917) at Gunnersbury on 19 January 1881, a marriage attended by the Prince of Wales. The couple remained close to Royal circles, developed through a mutual love of horseracing. Princess Mary Adelaide is remembered as the mother of Queen Mary, the wife of King George V. She was one of the first royals to patronise a wide range of charities, and was great-grandmother of Elizabeth II. This expensive luxury card is typical of the period, printed with raised embossed holly leaves and bells, and features an intricate cut-out design. 

The message inside, attributed to the Victorian verse writer Helen Marion Burnside reads: “Happy New Year to You. A blithe New Year – This card I send, Its opening hours to cheer, May Fortune kind your steps attend, Good Luck be always near.”