NATHAN MAYER ROTHSCHILD - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - DOCUMENT 46749
NATHAN MAYER ROTHSCHILD
The nineteenth century leader of the famed European banking family signs his sentiments and name in pencil
Autograph sentiment signed: "Ever yrs. faithfully/ Nathan Rothschild" in pencil. 1 page, 3¼x1¼, with worn and ripped 1¼x1½ newspaper clipping affixed to bottom margin. Nathan M. Rothschild (1777-1836), who created the bulk of his family's wealth with his bank, N.M. Rothschild, and his investments, was the third son of Mayer Rothschild, who had founded a money-lending business in Frankfurt and was the agent of the British government in subsidizing European sovereigns during the Napoleonic Wars. Nathan, who left for England in 1799, where he was a textile and general merchant before moving into finance, was one of the world's richest men when he died in 1836. Nathan's son Lionel was elected to Parliament but was not allowed to take his seat because he was Jewish. Lionel's son, Sir Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild, was the first Jew admitted to the House of Lords. His son, 2nd Baron Rothschild, received the Balfour Declaration in 1917. Toned. Worn and very soiled. Stained on verso. Newspaper clipping very torn and frayed. Otherwise, fine condition.