Bela Marsh (1797-1869) was a publisher and bookseller in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. Authors under his imprint included spiritualists and abolitionists such as John Stowell Adams, Adin Ballou, Warren Chase, Lysander Spooner, and Henry Clarke Wright. Marsh kept offices on Washington Street (ca.1820-1832), Cornhill (ca.1847-1852), Franklin Street (ca.1854-1856), and Bromfield Street (ca.1858-1868). Among his business partners were Nahum Capen, Gardner P. Lyon, T.H. Webb, and George W. Williams. He belonged to the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association and the Physiological Society.
Marsh was the defendant in the seminar copyright case, Folsom v. Marsh (C.C.D. Mass. 1841), for publishing a two-volume abridgment of George Washington's letters.
- Annals of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, 1795-1892. Press of Rockwell and Churchill, 1892
- Bret E. Carroll. Spiritualism in antebellum America. Indiana University Press, 1997
- Library of Congress. African American Odyssey
- AAS. African-American History Resources
- Boston Directory. 1820, 1832
- Boston Almanac, 1847. Boston Directory, 1849, 1852
- Boston Directory. 1856
- Boston Directory. 1858, 1862
- American Antiquarian Society. Bela Marsh Papers, 1830-1865
- Boston Almanac. 1838
- WorldCat. Marsh, Bela 1797-1869
- Open Library. Bela Marsh, publisher
- Library of Congress. Position of the Democratic Party in 1852. "Freemen of America, how long will you be ledd by such leaders" (item sold by Marsh)