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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

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 such as the Evelina London Children's Hospital, and the Industrial Dwellings Society.

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. Go to the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations website »

The Eranda Foundation

In 1967, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (b.1931) 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. Go to the Eranda Foundation website » 

Fondation de Rothschild

The philanthropic foundation of the French Rothschild family manages a number of initiatives that care for the elderly, the young, and the sick. Go to the Fondation de Rothschild website »

The Phllippine 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. Go to The Philippine de Rothschild Corporate Foundation website »

Sculpt the Future Foundation

David de Rothschild (1978), the youngest son of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (b.1931) is an adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist. He heads Sculpt the Future Foundation, a charity that promotes positive environmental change towards global sustainability by supporting creative, innovative and sustainable action. Go to the Sculpt the Future Foundation website »

(Yad Hanadiv) now The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe

The late Victor, 3rd Lord Rothschild (1910-1990) said that Yad Hanadiv 'kept alive the flame of innovation lit in Israel by Baron Edmond'. In a speech at the presentation of the Rothschild Prizes in 1981, Victor listed some of the projects founded or supported by the trust set up by Dorothy de Rothschild on her husband's death in 1957: Instructional television; Centre for Educational Technology; Everyman's University; hospitals and old people's homes; aids for the blind, deaf and handicapped; Rothschild Prizes for many academic subjects, for innovation and export-orientated technology; Centre for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem; Solar Ponds; fellowships for young academics; Animal Breeding Centre at the Weizmann Institute; the golf course at Caesarea; biotechnology projects; electric vehicles. One of the most recent Hanadiv projects was the construction of Israel's Supreme Court building, completed in 1992.

Jacob, 4th Lord Rothschild (b.1936), chairs the trustees who ensure that Dorothy's wishes are fulfilled.  Lord Rothschild’s family supports three philanthropic trusts: 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 revival in Palestine begun by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in the second half of the 19th century. In addition to its diverse grantmaking, Yad Hanadiv funds the operation of the Ramat Hanadiv Nature Park and Memorial Gardens. The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe supports initiatives across Europe and continues the family's philanthropic commitment to Jewish causes. Go to the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe website »

The Rothschild family crest

The Rothschild family crest