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Sources for business history

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 interests

The Rothschild family’s personal interests, like their business, have been pursued with an attention to quality and a keen eye for innovation.  Henri de Rothschild was an early motoring enthusiast. In England, his cousin Lionel was a talented horticulturalist, creating a beautiful garden at Exbury House. The Sèvres porcelain that many members of the family collected was perfectly suited to the style of Rothschild hospitality. Rothschild collections of art and objets d’art are among the finest ever assembled.

Browse the links to the left for more information about the passions, enthusiasms and interests of the Rothschild family.


The early days of motoring competions on the Aston Estate

The early days of motoring competions on the Aston Estate

'Hannah' the champion filly of Mayer de Rothschild (1818-1874)

'Hannah' the champion filly of Mayer de Rothschild (1818-1874)