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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

Rothschild family collections

The Rothschilds were dedicated collectors. From books to butterflies, stamps to silver, they vied among themselves to develop the most spectacular collections. The great Rothschild houses were perfect settings for silverware, porcelain and art. Others, with scientific inclinations, sought out zoological and horticultural specimens.

Not content with merely gathering, the Rothschilds acquired the skills to develop collections of significance, adding to the knowledge of scientists and art historians worldwide. Many collections were bequeathed to libraries, galleries and museums, where they can be seen today. Read more about the collections of the family by clicking the links to the left.


Rothschild Collections microsite

The Rothschild Archive is pleased to announce the launch of a new microsite as part of the Rothschild Research Forum. Dedicated to aspects of Rothschild collecting and collections, the microsite contains new pages of information about historic Rothschild collections across Europe, including details of important Rothschild sales, inventories and catalogues and restitution. New researchers will need to apply for a Research Forum account to access these pages.

Go to The Rothschild Collections microsite »

Apply for a Rothschild Research Forum account here »

Glass case of objets d'art at Waddesdon Manor.

Glass case of objets d'art at Waddesdon Manor.