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M A Rothschild & Söhne

In 1810, Mayer Amschel Rothschild created Mayer Amschel Rothschild & Söhne, with himself, Amschel, Salomon and Carl as partners. By signed agreement, Mayer Amschel bound his male descendants into one Rothschild firm, the partners of which renewed their agreement periodically, simultaneously dividing the combined profits of the firm according to the share allocated to each of the partners.

Many of these agreements and balance sheets survive in the Archive, together with business records of the Frankfurt house that were brought to London when the Frankfurt house was closed in 1901, and a few small accessions of sundry business papers that have been deposited with the Archive. These are described here.

Records of the Frankfurt house may also be found in the Accounts and Correspondence series of records of the London banking house.