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.


Henry Salt in the Food Reform Magazine

By Admin on 29 March, 2016

Some of Henry Salt's earliest writings appeared in the Food Reform Magazine along with those of his brother-in-law J. L. Joynes. We've not had the time to transcribe them as yet, but have made them available in pdf form as follows.

Sport by H. S. Salt

Self Reform by H. S. S.

Good Taste in Diet by H. S. S.

School Boy Digestion by H. S. Salt

Medical Men and Food Reform by H. S. Salt

Some Results of Food Reform by H. S. Salt

The "Sanitary Wool" System by H. S. S.

On Certain Fallacies by H. S. Salt

On Certain Fallacies (part two) by H. S. Salt

In the fullness of time these essays will be transcribed.

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Vegetarian Reformers

By Admin on 29 March, 2016

The Summer 2010 edition of The Vegetarian featured a short potted history of ten notable Vegetarian reformers: William Cowherd (1762-1816), William Horsell (1807-1863), Joseph Brotherton (1783-1857), Martha Brotherton (1783-1861), Anna Kingsford (1846-1888), Thomas Richard Allinson (1858-1918), Sir Isaac Pitman (1813-1897), Arnold Hills (1857-1927), Henry Salt (1851-1939) and Leonora Cohen (1873-1978).

As the Vegetarian Society freely admitted, "there's no way we can do justice to everyone involved." The problem with any such list is that reformers who kept out of the limelight are often totally negelected, a case in point would be Ernest Bell. Christian Vegetarianism and the International Vegetarian Union have done much in recent years to highlight some of the forgotten reformers. For our part we thought we would list some important vegetarian reformers that tend to be neglected:

We would welcome further suggestions and hope to feature some in future blogs.