Research papers of Henry Salt for his book on James Thomson (1834-82). Salt contacted many friends and acquaintances of Thomson in the quest for information. Many of the replies he received can be seen in MS. Eng. c. 2383, which includes letters from Bertram Dobell, 1888-1906. Salt also interviewed several people and was granted access to diaries and journals of Thomson in the possession of John William Barrs.
Research papers of Henry Salt on James Thomson, 1886-1906
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Henry Shakespear Stevens Salt (1851-1939) was an author and naturalist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The papers were given by Nicolas Walter in 1990.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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