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Scrip

Scrip is a term for any substitute for currency which is not legal tender and is often a form of credit. Scrip is also related to the stock market where companies pay dividends in the form of scrip rather than paying actual currency. It is also a written document that acknowledges debt.

Loans Department: early loans issued by N M Rothschild from New Court, scrip, 1818-1835

XIII/206/1/1-23, 1 box

Scrip for loans issued by N M Rothschild (Nathan Mayer Rothschild) from New Court. This collection of documents is not comprehensive, but includes papers (mainly scrip but also some early bond certificates and coupons) concerning some of New Court's earliest issues listed below. [See also 000/401 Loan contracts for further material relating to early loans business of NMR].

  • Prussian 5% Loan , 1818;
  • Austrian 5% Loan, 1820;
  • Prussian 5% Loan, 1822;
  • Neapolitan 5% Loan, 1822;
  • Russian 5% Loan, 1822;
  • French 5% Loan, 1823;
  • Austrian 5% Loan, 1823
  • Neapolitan 5% Loan, 1824;
  • Brazilian 5% Loan, 1824;
  • Austrian 5% Loan, 1831
  • Greek 5% Loan, 1833;
  • Austrian 3% Loan, 1835: 
  • Portuguese 3% Loan 1835.

 List available

Loans Department: loans issued by N M Rothschild & Sons from New Court, scrip, 1838-1936

XIII/206/1/24-61, 1 box

Scrip for loans issued by N M Rothschild & Sons from New Court. This collection of documents is not comprehensive, but includes papers (mainly scrip but also bond certificates and coupons) concerning loans issued by the London house after the death of Nathan Mayer Rothschild, loans issued under the Senior Partner, Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild (1840-1915) and loans issued or managed by the London house up to the Second World War, including:

  • Belgian 3% Loan, 1838;
  • French railway loans, 1845;
  • Russian loans, 1862-1871;
  • Brazilian loans; 1865-1905;
  • Spanish Quicksilver 5% Mortgage, 1870;
  • United States loans, 1871-1895;
  • Hungarian loans, 1873-1881;
  • Egyptian State-Domain 5% Loan, 1878;
  • Chilean loans, 1886-1911.

List available