Goldschmidt, D. L. & Davidson, N.
XI/38/120-123, 7 boxes
David L Goldschmidt appears to have been a clerk in the Frankfurt house. His arrival in Amsterdam on 24 April 1874 signifies the end of Rothschilds' connection with Becker & Fuld. Early letters to the London house deal with the handling of the Russian Loan and the Lombardo-Venetian and Central Italian Railway Loan of 1871. A prospectus and application form in Dutch appear in the May correspondence. The content of the letters is often indicated in a heading, such as "Amerikanische Anleihe" in 1874. The majority of the letters are to the London house, with just a small amount of private correspondence. It is virtually all in German.
In February 1875, David died of a fever, and his father Leopold and brother Jacob took over the running of the house. From 7 April 1875, Nathaniel Davidson starts to write. The first letters from him deal with the transfer of the agency to him, and for some time after the transfer on the 13 April, there is a small amount of correspondence from Jacob Goldschmidt. There is a larger proportion of private letters from Davidson than from Goldschmidt. From 6 November, the letters are signed on his behalf by Louis Davidson, his brother. Davidson too developed a fever and on 16 November Louis requests a power of attorney "like that sent to J. L. Goldschmidt in February." Louis' letters run to the end of the year, and there is no explanation for the cessation of the correspondence. In a letter in November, Louis congratulates Baron Lionel on the Suez business, which is causing a sensation in Amsterdam.