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Rothschild banking houses: sundry ledger balances, balance sheets and inventories, 1824-1896

000/424, 6 boxes

Rothschild banking houses: sundry ledger balances, balance sheets and inventories, 1824-1896. The volumes are mainly 19th-century ledgers and balance sheets both for the five Rothschild banking houses and for the individual houses in London, Paris, Vienna and Frankfurt, spanning the date range 1824-1896, but with significant gaps. Others are more random survivals. The papers are originally from 'Box 32' from the New Court vaults. It is possible that some items were from the consignment of papers from the Frankfurt House brought to London in 1901 by Joseph Nauheim, a senior clerk at the London house, who managed the liquidation of the Frankfurt business on behalf of Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild.

Balance sheets of the London house, profit and loss accounts, 1829-c.1918

000/77, 8 boxes

NMR Ledger balances; NMR Profit and Loss accounts; Trial balances. Profit and loss accounts, drawn from the ledgers, do not seem to have been the concern of the Bookkeepers Department. Indeed, the profit and loss books that survive seem to be the product of a later exercise to analyse the books retrospectively. Although no date can be assigned to their compilation with certainty, they probably date from the late 19th century, and may even be the work of Charles Rothschild. The balances were achieved by subtracting credits (bills payable under acceptance, dividends due to the public and balances of accounts) from debits (bills receivable not due, bullion in hand, stocks, shares and balances of accounts).