C. F. Dendy Marshall

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Chapman Frederick Dendy Marshall (Q4 1872 – 14 June 1945[1]) was an English railway historian, best known for his works on the Southern Railway and its precursor companies; on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway; and on early railways and locomotives to 1831. He was also a noted philatelist who was a specialist in the stamps and postal history of Great Britain.

In 1928, Marshall was awarded the Crawford Medal by the Royal Philatelic Society London for his work The British Post Office from its Beginnings to the End of 1925.[2]

Marshall was a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Locomotive Engineers. He was also the holder of one of the first British driving licences.[1]

Life[edit]

Dendy Marshall's birth was registered at Brentford in the fourth quarter of 1872.[3] He was educated at Hurstpierpoint and Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] and trained as a barrister but never practised.[4]

He died at his home Chinthurst Lodge, Wonersh, in Surrey on 14 June 1945.[1][4] His collection of railway documents and memorabilia was auctioned at Sotheby's on 13 November that year.[5]

Railway publications[edit]

Philatelic publications[edit]

  • Numbered obliterations of the London and suburban districts. Buckingham: P.E. Raynor, 1923.
  • The British Post Office from its beginnings to the end of 1925. Oxford University Press, 1926.
  • A study of the line-engraved twopence postage stamps of Great Britain. London: Harris Publications, 1929.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "C.F. Dendy Marshall." in The London Philatelist, Vol. LIV, No. 639, October 1945, p. 101.
  2. ^ The Society's Medals and Honorary Fellowship by The Royal Philatelic Society London, 2009, p. 4.
  3. ^ GRO Index for Q4 1872, reference 3a 106
  4. ^ a b Dendy Marshall, Chapman Frederick, Steamindex website
  5. ^ Sotheby's & Co., The Dendy Marshall railway collection. Catalogue of the well-known and extensive collection of books, autograph letters, prints and pictures, maps, pottery, porcelain and glass, etc. relating to railways and locomotive engines: the property of the late C.F. Dendy Marshall, Esq., M.A., M.I.Loco.Eng. Author of the centenary History of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, History of the Southern Railway, History of British railways to 1830, etc. (sold by order of the execuitors). Comprising early works on the steam engine, Gray's Chorographia, 1649; oil painting by Frith (The railway station), etc. The magnificent collection of railway medals and tokens. Many coloured aquatint and lithographic prints. A large collection on the Atmospheric railway, etc. Which will be sold by auction by Messers. Sotheby & Co. ... on Tuesday, the 13th of November 1945.