Henry Stephens Salt Timeline

August 18, 1850
August 18, 1850

Salt's Parents Marry

Thomas Henry Salt marries Ellen Matilda Allnatt in Calcutta, India

September 20, 1851
September 20, 1851

Henry Salt Born

Henry Shakespear Stephens Salt was born in Nynee Tal, India where his father was serving in the British Army.

October 23, 1851
October 23, 1851

Henry Salt Christened

Henry Salt was christened at St John in the Wilderness, Nynee Tal, India.

Spring 1852
Spring 1852

Return to England

Ellen Matilda Salt returns to England with Henry.

December 20, 1852
December 20, 1852

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.

March 16, 1855
March 16, 1855

Ellen Salt Dies

Henry's sister Ellen dies at Aberystwith

May 6, 1862
May 6, 1862

Henry David Thoreau Dies

Henry David Thoreau the American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist and naturalist dies

1864
1864

Blackheath

Henry starts to Blackheath.

October 1866
October 1866

Eton College

Henry admitted to Eton College as a King’s Scholar.

October 14, 1871
October 14, 1871

King's College, Cambridge

Admitted to King's College, Cambridge from Eton.

1874
1874

Browne Medallist

Awarded for annual competitions in Latin and Greek poetry at Cambridge University.

1875
1875

1st Class Classical Tripos

B.A. (Classical Tripos, 1st Class) from King's College, Cambridge University

1875
1875

Assistant Master

Assistant Master at Eton College

December 22, 1879
December 22, 1879

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

1882
1882

James Leigh Joynes Quits Eton

Henry's brother-in-law and close friend James Leigh Joynes quits Eton College

1884
1884

Henry Salt Quits Eton

Henry Salt quits Eton College

1886
1886

A Plea for Vegetarianism

Henry S. Salt's 'A Plea for Vegetarianism and Other Essays' was published

1888
1888

Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Monograph

Henry Salt's 'Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Monograph' published

1890
1890

Life of Henry David Thoreau

Henry S. Salt's 'Life of Henry David Thoreau' was published

1891
1891

Humanitarian League

Henry Salt co-founded the Humanitarian League to campaign on a range of social issues

1892
1892

Animals' Rights, Considered in Relation to Social Progress

Animals' Rights, Considered in Relation to Social Progress by Henry S. Salt published

June 1, 1898
June 1, 1898

George Bernard Shaw Marries

Henry Salt was the best man at the marriage of George Bernard Shaw and Charlotte Payne-Townshend.

June 28, 1906
June 28, 1906

Mother Dies

Henry Salt's mother, Ellen Matilda Salt, dies in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Kent.

Dec 25, 1907
Dec 25, 1907

Father Dies

Henry Salt's father, Thomas Henry Salt, dies in Worcester, England

February 16, 1919
February 16, 1919

Kate Salt Dies

Henry Salt's wife, Kate Salt, dies at Axminster, Devon

1919
1919

Humanitarian League Disbands

After nearly three decades Henry Salt steps down as Honorary Secretary of the Humanitarian League, resulting in it disbanding.

1921
1921

Seventy Years Among Savages

Henry Salt's autobiography 'Seventy Years Among Savages' published

1924
1924

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.

March 25, 1927
March 25, 1927

Marries Catherine Mandeville

Marries Catherine Mandeville at Steyning, Sussex

June 28, 1929
June 28, 1929

Edward Carpenter Dies

The poet and writer Edward Carpenter dies, he was a close friend of Henry Salt.

1930
1930

Company I Have Kept

Henry Salt's autobiography 'Company I Have Kept' published

November 20, 1931
November 20, 1931

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."

1932
1932

Suffers Stroke

Henry Salt suffers a stroke

September 14, 1933
September 14, 1933

Ernest Bell

Salt's close friend and associate Ernest Bell (1851 – 1933) dies at Hendon aged 82

1935
1935

The Creed of Kinship

The Creed of Kinship by Henry S. Salt published

April 19, 1939
April 19, 1939

Henry Salt Dies

Henry Salt dies in Brighton. He is cremated at Brighton Crematorium, Sussex on April 22, 1939

1977
1977

Henry Salt, Humanitarian Reformer and Man of Letters

Henry Salt, Humanitarian Reformer and Man of Letters by George Hendrick published

November 1984
November 1984

Catherine Salt Dies

Henry Salt's second wife, Catherine, dies in Brighton aged 93

1989
1989

The Savour of Salt: A Henry Salt Anthology

The Savour of Salt: A Henry Salt Anthology edited by George and Willene Hendrick published

1993
1993

Life of Henry David Thoreau

The third edition of Henry S. Salt's 'Life of Henry David Thoreau' published by Centeur Press

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