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British National Trust Accepts Estate Bequeathed by Rothschild

The National Trust–custodian of the government’s cultural and historical possessions–announced today that it is accepting “with deep gratitude” the estate of the late Baron James de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor, the art collection in the baronial halls, and an endowment of 250,000 pounds ($700,800), all willed to the Trust in the de Rothschild legacy.

Mr. de Rothschild, who died last May, left an estate valued at 11,750,000 pounds ($32,900,000). The inheritance taxes taken by the government amounted to 7,500,000 pounds ($21,000,000).