The Rothschild Archive
The Rothschild Archive, based in London, is a private archive holding the commercial records and personal papers of members of the Rothschild family, focusing on the records of London-based N M Rothschild & Sons and the French bank of M M de Rothschild Fréres.
The archive was established in 1978 to look after the records of the Rothschild family, notable for its impact on world economic, political and social history. The collections reflect the banking, finance and merchant trading activities of the Rothschild businesses, together with the family’s private interests in politics, science and nature, the arts and philanthropy.
The archive is not open to members of the general public. Researchers must first contact the archivist with details of their research proposal, before registering with the Rothschild Research Forum and providing two written references.
A contact form is available online.
The archive can be visited between 10 am and 4.15pm, Monday to Friday, but requires advance notification to arrange access.
The Rothschild Archive does not have a digital catalogue but collection descriptions are available on the website
New Court, St Swithin’s Lane