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The Ashton Wold Collection

A collection of documents and photographs and family papers from the estate at Ashton Wold, deposited with The Rothschild Archive London by Dame Miriam Rothschild. For other papers transferred from Ashton Wold see RAL 000/875 Papers of (Nathaniel) Charles Rothschild; RAL 000/972 Papers of Emma, Lady Rothschild; 000/1401 Publications of Miriam Rothschild and 000/1983 Portrait of Rozsika Rothschild.

Access to some of these collections is restricted at the request of the donors and depositors. All papers later than 1945 are currently closed to researchers; for further information please contact The Rothschild Archive »

The Ashton Wold Collection I, 1820-1940

000/644, 3 boxes

Papers from the Muniment Room, Ashton Wold: Rothschild family papers deposited with The Rothschild Archive London by Miriam Rothschild, including awards of honours, bookplates, illustrations of Rothschild coats of arms, and other correspondence and papers, mainly relating to Miriam’s father Charles Rothschild (1877-1923) and her grandfather Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild (1840-1915). Includes examples of artwork for Rothschild coats of arms; envelope containing letter from the Privy Council Office dated 9 May 1913 appointing Nathaniel Charles Rothschild to be a member of the Governing Body of the Imperial College of Science and Technology; Order in Council dated 7 May 1913, appointing Nathaniel Charles Rothschild to be a member of the Governing Body of the Imperial College of Science and Technology; Order in Council dated 2 May 1917,  re-appointing Nathaniel Charles Rothschild to be a member of the Governing Body of the Imperial College of Science and Technology for a further term; envelope labelled ‘interesting telegrams’ containing telegrams sent  by Lord and Lady Rothschild (Nathaniel and Emma) announcing the birth of the children of Charles and Rozsika Rothschild; also includes telegrams sent to Charles Rothschild in Hungary from his father concerning the imminent outbreak of the First World War in 1914; testimonial dated 29 June 1885 from the Clerks at New Court congratulating Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild on his elevation to the peerage; two documents relating to the appointment of Nathan Mayer Rothschild as Austrian Consul General in London, 1820 and 1824; programme from the banquet to celebrate the centenary of the independence of the Argentine Republic, held at the Hotel Cecil, London on Wednesday 25 May 1910; folder containing invitations to Royal balls, garden parties, courts, receptions, parties and other Royal events, addressed to Charles and Rozsika Rothschild and their children, 1907-1935; Letters patent appointing Nathaniel Mayer, 1st Lord Rothschild as Keeper of the Rolls (Custos Rotuloram) for Buckinghamshire, with attached seal of Queen Victoria in a tin box; Letters patent appointing Nathaniel Mayer, 1st Lord Rothschild Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. With attached seal of Queen Victoria in a tin box; volume, Rules and Regulations of the Bachelors’ Club, 1916-1917. The volume lists Anthony de Rothschild, Evelyn de Rothschild, Lord Rothschild and the Hon N.C. Rothschild (joined 1895) as members.

The Ashton Wold Collection II, 1880-1981

000/1323, 47 boxes

A collection of documents and photographs and family papers from the estate at Ashton Wold, deposited with The Rothschild Archive London by Miriam Rothschild. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scientific papers, publications by and about Rothschild family members, including: papers of Miriam’s father, (Nathaniel) Charles Rothschild, including a large number of photograph albums; leather-bound testimonial addressed to Walter Rothschild by the North East London Jewish Institute, Hackney on the opening of their new premises, thanking him for his support, 4 June 1905; Family photograph albums (including the photograph of Charles sitting astride a giant tortoise); volume of press cuttings concerning the 70th birthday of Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild; copies of various books authored by members of the Rothschild family; volume of watercolours and sketches by Leonora, Baroness Alphonse de Rothschild; photographs and sundry estate papers of Ashton Wold and Tring; Sothebys sale catalogues for the 148 Piccadilly sales of 1937; offprints of scientific articles and papers by Miriam Rothschild and Victor, 3rd Lord Rothschild; research papers and photographs collected by Miriam Rothschild for her book Dear Lord Rothschild. 

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