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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

Art collections: Lionel de Rothschild

The collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings amassed by Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879) was one of the most important owned by any family member. He acquired many of these through his purchases of whole collections, the most significant being the Van Loon collection which he bought in 1878, the year before his death, and which consisted of 80 Dutch and Flemish paintings of the 17th century.

He also acquired landscapes, genre scenes and still-lifes by Albert Cuyp, Nicolaes Berchem, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu and others. With his collection of English portraits of the 18th century, however, Lionel was in the vanguard of contemporary taste, for it was not until later in the century that they became fashionable. Among these were works by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney and Sir William Beechey.

Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879)

Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879)