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Sources for business history: plans of New Court

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

13: 1988 Seasonal card sent from N M Rothschild & Sons Limited

In 1988, N M Rothschild & Sons Limited chose this strikingly simple design for their corporate card. The image is taken from Càntic del Sol, a set of 33 etchings and aquatints in colours by the Spanish artist Joan Miró (1893-1983), 1975. Miró’s  discovery of Saint Francis of Assisi's poem Cantic del Sol in 1963, in which the saint advocates cosmic brotherhood with the elements, struck a strong chord with an artist who had a love and passion for absolute nature and the Catalonian landscape; and a visual language filled with symbols. The image chosen also reflected the ‘Rothschild colours' of blue and gold.