Edward Marsh (1872-1953) was an English polymath, the sponsor of the Georgian school of poets and a friend to many individuals, including Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon. A classical scholar and translator, he edited five anthologies of Georgian Poetry between 1912 and 1922, and he became Brooke's literary executor, editing the latter's Collected Poems in 1918.
During the First World War, he was personal secretary to Winston Churchill, and tried to help Sassoon by introducing the two men. In 1939, he produced A Number of People, a memoir of his life and times containing his memories of those writers and politicians with whom he had associated.
Rolph Marsh was an affluent businessman from Rahway, N.J. Little is known of his private or professional life, except that he worked and traveled abroad, perhaps as a member of the American Consulate in France, and regularly donated to charitable causes.
Marsh stipulated that the church be a "free Church", meaning that the seats were to be "free to all who may choose to occupy them" and that the church would be supported only by "worshippers offertory contributions" (undated Church flyer).
Carrie Caphron Marsh, Marsh's daughter-in-law, was the recipient of 64 personal letters, discussing her clandestine courtship with EdwardMarsh and womanly gossip from friends and family members in the States during her residence abroad with her new husband.
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