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Henry Scott Holland Memorial for Charles L. Marson, 1914

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/gk6r9

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Holland, Henry Scott, 1847-1918.
Title: Henry Scott Holland Memorial for Charles L. Marson, 1914
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 260
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Consists of a 10 page memorial of Charles L. Marson handwritten by Henry Scott Holland in 1914.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Henry Scott Holland Memorial for Charles L. Marson, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Joan S. Clemens and Cindy Bunch, 2003.

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Biographical Note

Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918) was known as a theologian and preacher. Ordained in 1874 after attending Oxford, Holland served at Christ’s Church until he was appointed Canon of St. Paul’s (London) in 1884. While at St. Paul’s, Holland was instrumental in the founding of the Christian Social Union. He was also editor of Commonwealth from 1895-1912. In addition to these activities, Holland published numerous pieces including many of his sermons. In 1911, he became the Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, a position he held until his death in 1918.

Charles L. Marson (1858-1914) was a pioneer in the Christian Social Movement. Marson was ordained in 1882 and served in both Australia and the United Kingdom during his career. He was most active in the Christian Social Movement during his years at St. Mary’s, Charging Cross Road. Marson published numerous and varied works including books, hymns, sermons and tracts. He died in 1914 while Vicar at Hambridge.

Biographical Source: The Dictionary of national biography, 1912-1921 : with an index covering the years 1901-1921 in one alphabetical series. London ; New York, Oxford University Press.

Biographical Source: Loades, A. L. (1997). "Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918." Theology 100 (May-June): 161-162.

Biographical Source: Reckitt, M. B. (1968). For Christ and the people: studies of four socialist priests and prophets of the Church of England between 1870 and 1930. London, S.P.C.K.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a 10 page memorial of Charles L. Marson handwritten by Henry Scott Holland in 1914. Holland first focuses on Marson’s achievements within the Christian Social Movement. He also recounts more personal memories of Marson, describing him as a harsh cynic and man of reason as well as a loving follower of Christ.

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