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N M Rothschild's first business card (photographic copy), c.1800

000/858, 3 items

Nathan Mayer Rothschild's first business card, c.1800, N M Rothschild, Manufacturer, No. 15, Brown Street, Manchester. Nathan's card, inscribed with his name and his first Manchester address would have been handed out to the many contacts he made on his frequent journeys in search of customers on mainland Europe and in his travels to the markets of British cities such as Leeds and Glasgow to secure supplies of cloth. Though Nathan refers to himself as a 'manufacturer' there is no evidence that he ever became involved in the making of cloth. At this early stage in his career, it may, however, have remained an ambition. The archive holds a photographic copy of this item; an original, printed on paper, is in the collection of the Manchester Jewish Museum.

Sundry correspondence concerning N M Rothschild as an agent of L.B. Cohen, 1806

000/1921, 1 item

Business in Manchester: sundry correspondence concerning Nathan Mayer Rothschild as an agent of L.B. Cohen: photocopy of letter from William McAlpine to Samuel Crompton, 3 September 1806, which refers to Nathan Mayer Rothschild as the agent of L. B. Cohen. [Note: the original is held in the collection of Bolton Museum & Archive Service].

Notice of vacation of 25 Mosley Street, by N M Rothschild, c.1811

000/2076, 1 item

Copy of a public notice advertising the property on 25 Mosley Street, Manchester to be sold or let as N M Rothschild is vacating, c.1811. [Note: the original is not in the Archive collection]. When Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) first arrived in Manchester, he first occupied premises in Brown Street. In 1806  married Hannah Cohen (1783-1850), daughter of a London merchant, in London, 22 October. By 1806, he had moved to a 'spacious,modern and well built' house at 25 Mosley Street, then according to a contemporary, "without exception the most elegant street in Manchester". However, 1808, in rersponse to changing markets and with an eye to his ambitions in London, Rothschild began to wind up his affairs in Manchester. His house and business in Mosley Street were sold early in 1810 and vacated the following December.

Map of Manchester, c.1750 (modern copy), c.1750

000/2199, 1 item

Modern reproduction of a map of Manchester, c.1750: Plan of the Towns of Manchester and Salford, 1750, 'Published by John Berry, grocer at the New Tea Warehouse Manchester.' The original is in the collection of the Manchester City Museum.