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.

Friends and Associates

Henry Salt knew most of the English socialists during the early 1880s through to the 1890s, and he was devoted to his friends but not blind to there follies. In his autobiographies, Salt told amusing and pertinent stories about many of his socialist friends.

George Hendrick in his excellent Henry Salt: Humanitarian Reformer and Man of Letters reconstructs the complicated relationships between the Shaws, the Salts, and Carpenter using their correspondence and other first-hand material.

The aim of this section is simply to introduce some of Salt's friends and associates. The order they are listed in has no meaning, nor does the amount we write about them. Two of Henry Salt's friends, Edward Carpenter and Bernard Shaw, have several website dedicated to them and in no way could we do them justice. Therefore we encourage you to visit their websites.

However, in the case of James Leigh Joynes and Ernest Bell it is our intention to expand our coverage to include detailed biographies and bibliographies because neither have had the recognition their contributions to the humanitarian cause deserves.

Over the coming months and years we'll be adding more names and details. Needless to say if anyone wants to contribute to this section, or any other part of this website for that matter, you are more than welcome to.