Herbert Salter: Photographs of Ely charters

Scope and Content

Photographs of sixteen early charters of Ely, each with brief manuscript details. There is a covering letter from Herbert Salter, 7 April 1908.

Administrative / Biographical History

Herbert Edward Salter (1863-1951), historian, was born in London on 6 February 1863, and educated at Wimborne Grammar School, Winchester College and New College, Oxford. He was ordained deacon in 1888, and priest in 1889, and was Vicar of Shirburn, South Oxfordshire, 1899-1909. Salter was an authority on the history of the Oxford, and was a research fellow at Magdalen College, 1919-1939. He died at Broad Oak, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, on 23 April 1951.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presumably presented by Herbert Salter.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Herbert Salter in E.T. Williams and Helen M. Palmer, eds, Dictionary of national biography, 1951-1960 (Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 861-863.

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Custodial History

The collection was formerly Facs.MS 11.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds photographs by Herbert Salter of Lincoln Cathedral charters, MS.Add.8349.


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