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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: Mayer de Rothschild

Mayer de Rothschild (1818-1874) was the first of the family to commission a truly grand residence, Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire. He, his wife (a cousin, Juliana Cohen (1831-1877), whom he had married on 26 June 1850) and their only child, Hannah, took up occupation in 1855.

He shared with other members of his family a liking for 18th-century French paintings. Of particular note among them is the portrait of Madame de Pompadour by Franois-Hubert Drouais, which he bought at the Webb sale in 1869 and which now hangs in The National Gallery. He also had works by Cranach, Titian and Moroni.

Mentmore Towers

Mentmore Towers