Q: Are you on social media?
A: No, but John Edmundson has a couple of related Facebook pages: Henry Salt and The Humanitarian League. John can be contacted at [email protected] – especially if you wish to become involved in The Ernest Bell Library.
Q: Is the second edition of Henry Salt’s Seventy Years Among Savages available in any format?
A: Open Gate Press acquired the rights to the unpublished second edition of Seventy Years Among Savages when they purchased Centaur Press from Jon Wynne-Tyson. It has never been published.
Q: What is the name of Kate’s “terrible-tempered Russian protegée” (see page 165 of Hendrick’s Henry Salt Humanitarian Reformer and Man of Letters)?
A: Helen C. Pogosky who was born in Russia around 1874. She is listed on the Furnessia passenger list as arriving in Glasgow on 25th April 1897 from New York. A Helen K. Pogosky died in 1952, aged 78, in Brighton.
Q: Where can I buy a copy of Henry Salt’s A Plea for Vegetarianism and Other Essays which influenced Gandhi?
A: It’s available from a couple of print-on-demand publishers on Abebooks.
Q: What is your response to criticism on the Edward Carpenter Forum?
A: Henry Salt wrote a very respectful tribute to his very close friend Edward Carpenter in ‘Edward Carpenter: In Appreciation‘ which Professor Chushichi Tsuzuki, for reasons best know to himself, decided wasn’t gushing enough. In keeping with the worst gutter journalism he penned ‘The Last Years of Edward Carpenter’ in a sad attempt to create controversy when none existed. The Edward Carpenter Forum is an outstanding website to a truly great man, so it’s disappointing that they let Edward Carpenter down.
Q: Has the manuscript of Salt’s The Philosophy of Failure been found?
A: No and the only reference to it that we are aware of is in Hendrick’s Henry Salt (see page 166). It is likely to have been a case of Salt’s self-deprecating humour.
Q: Where did Salt live?
A: Here are some places, unfortunately we don’t have the exact address in some instances:
Early Years: 23 The Crescent, Shrewsbury
1871: The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire (Boarder)
1885: Gorse Cottage, Tilford, Surrey
1889-1891: 38 Gloucester Road, Regents Park, London
1891: Oxted, Surrey
1895: 20 Holbein Buildings, Chelsea, London
1901: 11 Holbein Place, Chelsea, London
1904: Crockham-Hill, Kent
1911: Horsleygate, Holmesfield, Sheffield
1921: 19 Highdown Rd, Brighton
1932: 21 Cleveland Rd, Brighton
1939: 15 Sandgate, Brighton
Q: Is Henry related to Henry Salt (14 June 1780 – 30 October 1827) the English artist, traveller, diplomat, and Egyptologist.
A: No. Henry’s grandfather, Thomas Salt, was born in Rugeley in Staffordshire which is ten of miles from Lichfield where Henry Salt (the Egyptologist) was born.