Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

Wanted - Missing from Archive

We are always delighted to receive donations of Salt's books, letters or related material. We would especially be pleased to receive any of the following:

Essays and Articles

  • William Henry Hudson, As I Knew Him Fortnightly Review, 1926, pp. 214-224

Essays relating to...

  • The Road Not Taken: Humanitarian reform and the origins of animal rights in Britain and the United States, 1883-1919 The University of Iowa, 2009, p. 377

Books

  • A Group of Unpublished Letters by Henry S. Salt to Joseph Ishill Oriole Press, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, 1942, p. 58
  • A Plea for Vegetarianism and Other Essays Vegetarian Society, Manchester, 1886, p. 115
  • An Examination of Hogg's 'Life of Shelley' Richard Clay & Sons, London, 1889
  • Consolations of a Faddist, Verses Reprinted from 'The Humanitarian' A. C. Fifield, London, 1906, p. 32
  • Flesh or Fruit? An Essay on Food Reform W. Reeves and Turner, London, 1888, p. 48
  • Literae Humaniores, An Appeal to Teachers The Humanitarian League, 1894, p. 32
  • Tennyson as a Thinker Reeves and Turner, London, 1893, p. 56
  • The Case Against Corporal Punishment The Humanitarian League, London, 1913, p. 29
  • The Life of James Thomson ('B.V') Reeves and Turner, London, 1889, p. 335
  • The Song of the Respectables and Other Verses Labour Press Society, Manchester, 1896, p. 20

Books Edited by Salt

  • Cruelties of Civilization: A Program of Humane Reform Reeves and Turner, London, 1894-97
  • Humanitarian Essays, New Series No. 11 The Humanitarian League, 1910
  • Selections from the Poems of John E. Barlas Elkin Mathews: London, 1925, p. 64
  • The Humane Review Ernest Bell, 1900-1910
  • The New Charter, A Discussion of the Rights of Men and the Rights of Animals George Bell & Sons Ltd., London, 1896, p. 155
  • The Story of Dido and Aeneas: The Fourth Book of Virgil's 'Aeneid' Watts and Company, 1926, p. 46

Reviews

  • Some Verse Translations The Classical Review, Vol. 42, No. 2, May, 1928, pp. 64-67
  • The Story of Aeneas: Virgil's Aeneid Times Literary Supplement, January 24, 1929, p. 55
  • Thoreau Inquirer (London), July 18, 1896

Verses

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Letters to the Press

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