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Related family papers: Perugia family

Papers and other material concerning extended family members and family associated by marriage to the Rothschilds. Researchers interested in the wider Rothschild family are advised to consult the monumental genealogy of the Rothschild banking family Le Sang des Rothschild by Joseph Valynseele and Henri Mars (ICC Editions, Paris, 2004). A copy is available upon request in the Reading Room.

The Perugias were a merchant family from Trieste. Nina Perugia (c.1825-1892), one of the 15 children of Joseph Landauer and Rosalie Bauer of Budapest, married Achille Perugia (1822-1865) of Trieste. One of their daughters, (Eugenie) Louise Perugia (1854-1943) married Arthur Sassoon (c.1840-1912). Her sister, Marie Perugia (1862-1937), married Leopold de Rothschild (1845-1917) 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. The marriage produced three sons: Lionel Nathan (1882–1942), Evelyn Achille (1886–1917), and Anthony Gustav (1887–1961).

Perugia family, photograph album , c.1860-1900

000/93/1, 1 volume

Perugia Family photograph album, with initials 'NP' (presumed to be those for Nina Perugia) on the cover. The album has a brown leather binding, with monogram ‘NP gild edges, metal frame around front and back, spine with horizontal raised bars, with two gilded brass clasps, cloth inside covers, inked cursive labels on many photos, and some other labels likely added later. There are four carte de visites per page, a total of 179 carte de visites dating from c.1860-1879. There are 33 of Nina Perugia’s children, 60 of other family and extended family members, and 70 un-named. Probably labelled later, with added inserts even later.  Nine countries are represented in the album, with carte de vistes from the Austrian Empire, (including Vienna and Trieste), France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Constantinople, Switzerland, and Spain.

Index to photographs available