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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 - From Bank to Westminster

16: Nathaniel de Rothschild becomes the first Jewish peer

The final irony of this situation was that in 1885, just six years after his death, it was Lionel's son, Nathaniel de Rothschild who became the first Jewish Peer to enter the House of Lords. Unlike most newly created peers he chose to retain his own name in his new title, becoming Lord Rothschild of Tring. The climate had changed and the battles of the 1850s were largely won.

The Times, 9 July 1885          

NEW PEER. LORD ROTHSCHILD

(Sir N M de Rothschild), introduced by the Earl of Rosebery and Lord Carrington, took his seat, after taking the oath on a Hebrew copy of the Pentateuch, with his head covered.

The exhibition ends here.

Nathaniel 1st Lord Rothschild (1840-1915)

Nathaniel 1st Lord Rothschild (1840-1915)