The Huntington Library has named Loren Rothschild chair of its Board of Trustees. In its Press Release announcing the appointment, the Huntington provides this description of Mr Rothschild’s career:
Los Angeles business executive and a rare book collector, Loren Rothschild has been a Huntington Trustee since 2009. Before that, he served for 18 years on the Board of Overseers. Rothschild’s interest in rare books and book collecting fueled his passion for the institution. He has long been a collector and scholar of the works of Samuel Johnson and Sir Richard Burton…Rothschild is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the Board of Editors of the Yale edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson… In 2014, he and his wife, Frances, gave The Huntington a major collection of rare books and manuscripts by Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), considered one of the greatest English prose satirists of the 20th century. [See previous post.] Rothschild is president of Sycamore Hill Capital Group LLC, a private equity firm with locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. His wife is a presiding justice on the California Court of Appeal.
Mr and Mrs Rothschild were also benefactors of the Evelyn Waugh Society in 2017 when they acted as co-sponsors, with the Society and the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project, of the conference held at the Huntington Library last May.