Salt’s Parents Marry
Thomas Henry Salt marries Ellen Matilda Allnatt in Calcutta, India
Henry Salt Born
Henry Shakespear Stephens Salt was born in Nynee Tal, India where his father was serving in the British Army.
Henry Salt Christened
Henry Salt was christened at St John in the Wilderness, Nynee Tal, India.
Returns from India
Ellen Matilda Salt returns to England with Henry.
Ellen Maude Elizabeth Salt Born
Henry Salt’s sister, Ellen Maude Elizabeth Salt, born in Shrewsbury. She was christened on March 9, 1853, at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury.
Ellen Maude Elizabeth Salt Dies
Henry’s sister Ellen dies at Aberystwyth
Henry David Thoreau Dies
Henry David Thoreau the American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist and naturalist dies
Henry starts to Blackheath.
Henry admitted to Eton College as a King’s Scholar.
King’s College, Cambridge
Admitted to King’s College, Cambridge from Eton.
Awarded for annual competitions in Latin and Greek poetry at Cambridge University.
1st Class Classical Tripos
B.A. (Classical Tripos, 1st Class) from King’s College, Cambridge University
Appointed Assistant Master at Eton College
Marries Catherine Leigh Joynes
Henry Salt marries Catherine Leigh Joynes, the daughter of the Rev. James Leigh Joynes, at the Church of St John Evangelists, Eton
James Leigh Joynes Quits Eton
Henry’s brother-in-law and close friend James Leigh Joynes resigns from Eton College
Henry Salt Quits Eton
Henry Salt resigns from Eton College
A Plea for Vegetarianism
Henry S. Salt’s ‘A Plea for Vegetarianism and Other Essays’ published
Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Monograph
Henry Salt’s ‘Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Monograph’ published
Life of Henry David Thoreau
Henry S. Salt’s ‘Life of Henry David Thoreau’ published
Humanitarian League Founded
Henry Salt co-founded the Humanitarian League to campaign on a range of social issues
Animals’ Rights, Considered in Relation to Social Progress
Animals’ Rights, Considered in Relation to Social Progress by Henry S. Salt published
George Bernard Shaw Marries
Henry Salt was the best man at the marriage of George Bernard Shaw and Charlotte Payne-Townshend.
Henry Salt’s mother, Ellen Matilda Salt, dies in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Kent.
Henry Salt’s father, Thomas Henry Salt, dies in Worcester, England
Kate Salt Dies
Henry Salt’s wife, Kate Salt, dies at Axminster, Devon
Humanitarian League Disbands
After nearly three decades Henry Salt steps down as Honorary Secretary of the Humanitarian League, resulting in it disbanding.
Seventy Years Among Savages
Henry Salt’s autobiography ‘Seventy Years Among Savages’ published
League for the Prohibition of Cruel Sports
League for the Prohibition of Cruel Sports formed by former Humanitarian League members Ernest Bell and Henry Amos. Henry Salt was on the Advisory Committee.
Marries Catherine Mandeville
Henry Salt marries Catherine Mandeville at Steyning, Sussex
Edward Carpenter Dies
Henry Salt’s close friend, the poet and writer, Edward Carpenter dies.
Company I Have Kept
Henry Salt’s autobiography ‘Company I Have Kept’ published
Mahatma Gandhi Praises Henry Salt
At the meeting of the Vegetarian Society, Salt was honoured by Mahatma Gandhi who said, “It was Mr Salt’s book A Plea for Vegetarianism which showed me why… it was right to be vegetarian.”
Henry Salt suffers a stroke
Ernest Bell Dies
Salt’s close friend and associate Ernest Bell (185 1– 1933) dies at Hendon aged 82
The Creed of Kinship
The Creed of Kinship by Henry S. Salt published
Henry Salt Dies
Henry Salt dies in Brighton. He is cremated at Brighton Crematorium, Sussex on April 22, 1939
Henry Salt, Humanitarian Reformer and Man of Letters
Henry Salt, Humanitarian Reformer and Man of Letters by George Hendrick published
Catherine Salt Dies
Henry Salt’s second wife, Catherine, dies in Brighton aged 93
The Savour of Salt: A Henry Salt Anthology
The Savour of Salt: A Henry Salt Anthology edited by George and Willene Hendrick published
Life of Henry David Thoreau
The third edition of Henry S. Salt’s ‘Life of Henry David Thoreau’ published by Centeur Press