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Marsh, Sir Edward Howard: letter (1940)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL502
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Marsh, Sir Edward Howard: letter (1940)
Date(s): 1940
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Marsh | Sir | Edward Howard | 1872-1953 | Knight | civil servant and patron of the arts


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward Howard Marsh was born in London in 1872. He was educated at Westminster School and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He joined the Colonial Office in 1896 and subsequently enjoyed a distinguished career in several civil service departments, much of it as Winston Churchill's private secretary. He received a knighthood on his retirement in 1937. Marsh was also an active art collector, literary critic and translator. On his death in 1953, The Times declared him 'the last individual patron of the arts'.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Edward Howard Marsh of Churchdale Hall, near Bakewell, Derbyshire to George K A Bell, Bishop of Chichester, 27 Dec 1940. Covering note for a copy of Christopher Hassall's new book [S.O.S. 'Ludlow' (1940)]; including Hassall's address.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Probably acquired by the University of Sussex with a bequest of Bell's books.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from the University of Sussex Library, Aug 1978.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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