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Annie, Mrs Eliot Yorke (née de Rothschild) (1844-1926)

Annie Henriette de Rothschild was the daughter of Sir Anthony and Lady Louise de Rothschild. She spent her early years in Paris where her father was working in the House of de Rothschild Frères. From 1847, the family settled into 2, Grosvenor Place, London. Annie enjoyed a very happy, though tragically brief, marriage to Eliot Constantine Yorke who died five years after their wedding on 11 February 1873. The couple had lived at Hamble Cliff, Hamble, Hampshire, and Annie spent much of her time here after Eliot's death. Annie took a keen interest in education issues. In her youth she was closely involved with the classes at the Jews' Free School and she subsequently became a member of the Education Committee of Hampshire County Council. She was a dedicated worker on behalf of the Temperance movement and became President of the Band of Hope Union and other organisations. She was a talented artist and took great pleasure from recording her journeys in water-colour.

See also Named Collections, The Battersea Papers for other papers concerning Annie de Rothschild. See Art Collection, Works by Rothschilds, for a sketchbook by Annie.

Annie de Rothschild, photographs, undated

000/2021, 1 item

Printed photograph of 'The Hon. Mrs Eliot Yorke', Annie, née de Rothschild.