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Marie, Mrs Leopold de Rothschild (née Perugia) (1862-1937)

Marie Perugia was the daughter of the Trieste merchant Achille Perugia. Her sister Louise married Arthur Sassoon. She married Leopold de Rothschild in January 1881. The wedding was one of the social events of the season and was attended by many famous guests including Disraeli, and the Prince of Wales who signed the register in the Central Synagogue, Great Portland Street, becoming the first member of the Royal family to attend a Jewish service. The couple soon became part of the inner circle of the Prince of Wales. They made their home at Gunnersbury Park. The marriage produced three sons: Lionel Nathan (1882–1942), Evelyn Achille (1886–1917), and Anthony Gustav (1887–1961).

For private correspondence of Marie, see Named Collections, The Ascott Collection »

For papers concerning the wedding of Leopold and Marie, see English family papers, Leopold de Rothschild »

Marie, Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, music scores, 1901

000/2254, 1 item

Copy of musical score Twilight for pianoforte composed by George Liebling, published in 1901. Cream leather binding with gold tooling, inscribed 'To Madame Leopold de Rothschild’. 

Marie, Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, estate papers, 1863-1937

000/1882, 2 boxes

Papers from tin trunk ‘N0. 205 The Executors of Mrs Leopold de Rothschild’. The documents relate to the estate of Mrs Marie de Rothschild. They include the probate copy of the will of Marie de Rothschild, copies of her birth, marriage and death certificates, copies of valuations for probate of Furniture, Porcelain, Works of Art and Effects Silver, Objects of Art and Vertu, Books Pictures, Drawings and Prints at 5 Hamilton Square, London W1 and Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard Buckinghamshire, by Christie, Manson and Woods, and papers relating to bequests made by Mrs Leopold.

Marie, Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, executors' papers, 1937

000/400/7-12, 6 volumes

Papers concerning the estate of Mrs Leopold de Rothschild (1862-1937); inventories and schedules of furniture and other effects at Ascott House, 5 Hamilton Place, and New Court.

000/400/7: Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, Deceased. 5 Hamilton Place, W1. Valuation for probate of furniture, porcelain, works of art and effects, (Christie, Manson and Woods). July 1937.

000/400/8: Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, Deceased. 5 Hamilton Place, W1. Valuation for probate of the pictures, drawings and prints, (Christie, Manson and Woods). July 1937.

000/400/9: Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, Deceased. Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard. Valuation for probate of furniture, porcelain, works of art and effects, (Christie, Manson and Woods). July 1937.            

000/400/10: Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, Deceased. Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard. Valuation for probate of silver, objects of art and vertu and books, (Christie, Manson and Woods). July 1937.

000/400/11: Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, Deceased. Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard. Valuation for probate of the pictures, drawings and prints, (Christie, Manson and Woods). July 1937.

000/400/12: Mrs Leopold de Rothschild, Deceased. Jewels at Messrs N.M Rothschild & Sons, New Court, St Swithin’s Lane, EC4. Valuation for probate, (Christie, Manson and Woods). July 1937.