The Waddesdon Archive at Windmill Hill

Pumping test at Yamma c.1925 • The Waddesdon Archive at Windmill Hill

Archive Description

The Waddesdon Archive brings together records and material relating to the history of Waddesdon Manor, the Waddesdon Estate and the members of the Rothschild family who have owned and managed Waddesdon from 1874 until the present day, particularly James & Dorothy de Rothschild.

We also hold archives relating to the Rothschild Family’s wider interests including those of PICA (the Palestine Jewish Colonisation Association) and the Butrint Foundations archaeological archive. We also hold the business archive of P & D Colnaghi, the London art dealers.


The collections are available for researchers to use by appointment. If you wish to consult the records or have an enquiry please contact the archive team on or 01296 653413.

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