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Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild - botanist and gardener

Article Index

  1. Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild - botanist and gardener
  2. Early influences
  3. Gunnersbury
  4. Waddesdon Manor
  5. Orchid grower
  6. Contribution to Sandringham
  7. Benefactor and patron
  8. Endnotes and sources
  9. All Pages

 

Endnotes

  1. Reminiscences, p.32-33
  2. Reminiscences, p.21
  3. Reminiscences, p.21
  4. Reminiscences, p.33
  5. Reminiscences, p.33
  6. Reminiscences, p.34
  7. Prevost-Marcilhacy, p. 350
  8. Reminiscences, p.54
  9. Letter from Evelina, 19 September 1865
  10. Letter to Lionel Rothschild, 2 February 1875
  11. Red Book, p.10
  12. The Woman at Home, p110
  13. Elliot
  14. The Woman at Home
  15. Bucks Advertiser, 23 July 1881
  16. Red Book, p.4
  17. Gardener’s Chronicle, 27 June 1885, p820-2
  18. Bucks Advertiser, 6 August 1887
  19. Letter to the 5th Earl of Rosebery, 26 December 1886
  20. Gardener’s Chronicle, 24 December 1898
  21. Vincent, p.49
  22. Country Life, 20 Aug 1898, p208
  23. Letter at Rothschild Archives ref. 000/26/RFamC8 – n.d.
  24. Gardener’s Chronicle, 27 June 1885, p821
  25. Sander, p.47
  26. Miriam Rothschild, p.176
  27. Letter (20 Aug 1891), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 20.2004
  28. Letter (31 July [1891]), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 19.2004
  29. Letter (26 Aug 1891), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 21.2004
  30. Letter (30 July [1891]), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc.18.2004
  31. Letter (13 Oct 1898), at The Royal Archives ref. RA GV/CC 6/53. Reproduced by kind permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Archibald Mackellar, previously head gardener to the Duke of Roxburgh at Floors Castle, was head gardener at Sandringham in the 1890s.
  32. Letter (26 September 1898) at Waddesdon Manor ref acc. 35.2004
  33. Letter (26 Feb 1899), at The Royal Archives ref. RA VIC/Add A4/99. Reproduced by kind permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  34. Strong, p.131
  35. Ramm, p.170
  36. The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institution was one of a number of Victorian horticultural charities; another popular charity was the Royal Gardeners’ Orphan Fund. In 1887 it was reported that the Rothschilds had donated over £600 to Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institution over the previous 15 years.
  37. A full report of the meeting appeared in Gardener's Chronicle (2 July 1887) pp18-19; see also Ferdinand’s obituary in Gardener's Chronicle (24 Dec 1898) pp457-8; and The Gardening World (9 July 1887) pp707-8
  38. Gardeners’ Chronicle (24 Dec 1898) p458
  39. Royal Horticultural Proceedings, 1888
  40. Red Book, p.10

 

Sources

Bellaigue, Geoffrey de. Notes (Waddesdon Accounts held at Rothschild Archives at Waddesdon Manor  ref. acc. no. 3593).

Banbury Guardian (24 Dec 1898).

Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News  (23 July 1881).

Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News (21 July 1883).

Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News (6 Aug 1887).

Country Life (20 Aug 1898) p208.

Davis, R. W., 'Rothschild, Ferdinand James Anselm de, Baron de Rothschild in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1839–1898).' Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004. 4 Mar. 2009.

Elliott, Brent, Waddesdon Manor. The Garden  (National Trust, 1994).

Gardener's Chronicle (27 June 1885) p821.

Gardener's Chronicle vol 25 n.s. (19 June 1886).

Gardener's Chronicle (2 July 1887).

Gardener's Chronicle (24 Dec 1898) pp457-8.

Gardener's Chronicle (24 Dec 1898) p458.

Gardening World (9 July 1887) pp707-8.

Halliday, R., ‘Ground Plan and Hothouses etc. Waddesdon Manor’ (c.1880s; private collection; copy at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc.70).

Halliday, R., ‘Fruithouses Waddesdon Manor’ (c.1880s; private collection; copy at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 75).

Halliday, R., ‘Glass corridor etc.  For Baron F. de Rothschild’ (1884; private collection; copy at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 76).

Jewish Chronicle (3 Aug 1900) pp18-19.

Midland Daily Telegraph Coventry (19 Dec 1898).

Plant list (1884), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc.403.

Pons, Bruno, Waddesdon Manor. Architecture and Panelling (London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, 1996).

Prevost-Marcilhacy, Pauline, Les Rothschild bâtisseurs et mécènes (Paris: Flammarion, 1995).

Letter, Rothschild Archives ref. 000/26/RFamC8 – n.d.

Prince of Wales, Letter (30 July [1891]), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc.18.2004; Letter (31 July [1891]), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 19.2004; Letter (20 Aug 1891), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 20.2004; Letter (26 Aug 1891), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 21.2004; Letter (26 Sept 1898), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 35.200.

Letter (13 Oct 1898), at The Royal Archives ref. RA GV/CC 6/53. 

Letter (26 Feb 1899), at The Royal Archives ref. RA VIC/Add A4/99. 

Rothschild, Evelina de, Letters, Rothschild Archive ref. RAL 000/23.  The letters are also accessible on the Rothschild Research Forum website.

Rothschild, Ferdinand de, Letter to his uncle Lionel Rothschild (2 Feb 1875), at Rothschild Archives ref. XI/109/118/RfamC8.

Rothschild, Ferdinand de, Letters to 5th Earl of Rosebery (26 Dec 1886).  Copies at Waddesdon Manor library.

Rothschild,Ferdinand de, ‘Red Book’ (1897), at Waddesdon Manor ref. acc. 54 and acc. 938 (transcript); also accessible on the Rothschild Research Forum website.

Rothschild, Ferdinand de, ‘Reminiscences’, 1897 (Waddesdon Archives ref. acc. 177.1997).

Rothschild, Miriam et al. The Rothschild Gardens (London: Gaia Books Ltd, 1996) p176.

Royal Horticultural Society Proceedings (1888) vol. 11 (n.s.) p.xviii. 

Sander, Frederick, Reichenbachia. Orchids illustrated and described (second series) Vol 1 (1892, London) p47.

Strong, Sir Roy, Victorian Gardens (London: BBC Books and Conran Octopus Ltd, 1992) pp128-137.

Vincent , John (ed) The Crawford Papers (1984, Manchester University press, Manchester) p49.

Woman at Home, ‘Two Rothschild Homes’ (undated - possibly late 1890s) p110.  Copy at Waddesdon Archives, ref. acc. 223.