Marsh, Sir Edward Howard, 1872-1953 (Knight, public servant and patron of the arts)
- Existence: 1872 - 1953
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.
Sir Edward Howard Marsh (1872-1953), patron of the arts and for many years private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill, was a close friend of Rupert Brooke, and wrote the Memoir introducing Brooke's Collected Poems in 1918. Frances Cornford's letters provided him with much information about Brooke and his circle of friends.
Letter from Eddie [Marsh] (20, West Road, Cambridge) to Siegfried Sassoon (no place given), 6 Feb. 1943
Criticism of the poem 'Go winds, on Wings of War' sent to him by Sassoon; Sassoon's domestic situation; news of Christopher; comments on works by other authors. This item was removed from MS Add.9852/1/41 p. 209.
Letter from Eddie [Marsh] (20, West Road, Cambridge) to Siegfried Sassoon (no place given), 15 Feb. 1943
Re alterations to ['Go winds, on Wings of War']; is against sending a poem to the times despite its novel form; commentary on Lawrence's work; news of Christopher; comments about the war etc. This item was removed from MS Add.9852/1/41 p. 209.
Letter from Sir Edward Marsh, (1872-1953), civil servant, patron of the arts, (Whitehall) to Siegfried Sassoon re thanks for ''Lingual Exercises'', 2 Apr. 1925
The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.
Typed letter from Churchill (Chartwell, Westerham, Kent) to Marsh stating that Sassoon's views that the film story of T.E. Lawrence should be dignified and accurate agreed with those of Alexander Korda. The letter was forwarded to Sassoon by Marsh, with an added note.
Cuttings of reviews and press articles, chiefly from Durrant's Press Agency. Many list Sassoon or Faber and Faber as clients but some were clearly collated by Egremont during his own research.