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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

Family Foundations

Many members of the Rothschild family have established philanthropic trusts with a variety of aims, and members of the family continue to be involved with institutions founded by their forebears.

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

The Groupe Edmond de Rothschild supports and extensive range of charities and causes. The mission of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations is to promote social empowerment and a collaborative society. It is rooted in a century-long tradition of giving founded on humanism, inclusion and the search for excellence, and supports creative partnerships in education, the arts, health and social entrepreneurship. 

The Eranda Foundation

In 1967, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (1931-2022) established The Eranda Foundation to champion education, healthcare and social welfare. Today, The Eranda Foundation has grown into one of the largest foundations in the UK – receiving more than 1,000 applications a year. The Foundation supports a wide variety of activities – from cutting edge research in economics or Alzheimer’s to the Arts. The Eranda Foundation distributes £4m to £5m per annum, the majority to charities in the UK, but significant support is also given to charities in the US and other countries, including for example, Africa, Haiti, India and Israel. 

Fondation de Rothschild

The Fondation de Rothschild is a philanthropic foundation of the French Rothschild family managing a number of initiatives that care for the elderly, the young, and the sick. 

The Philippine de Rothschild Corporate Foundation

To honour the memory of the late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who chaired Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA for over 25 years, and to pass on her passion for culture and the arts, in 2015, the family shareholders and Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA decided to create the Philippine de Rothschild Corporate Foundation. The foundation seeks to support and encourage young authors, scriptwriters and playwrights. 

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe was established as Yad Hanadiv by Dorothy de Rothschild (1895-1988) on her husband James’ death in 1957. Jacob, 4th Lord Rothschild currently, chairs the trustees who ensure that Dorothy's wishes are fulfilled. The Rothschild Foundation focusses solely on the UK and spans a wide range of charitable activities including the arts, heritage and culture, health care and medical research, social welfare and human rights, housing, conservation and horticulture. In Israel, Yad Hanadiv, continues support for Jewish causes. In addition to its diverse grantmaking, Yad Hanadiv funds the operation of the Ramat Hanadiv Nature Park and Memorial Gardens.

The Rothschild family crest

The Rothschild family crest