Henry Salt

British Consul-General in Egypt

In 1802 he accompanied Viscount Valentia as secretary and draughtsman on a tour of the east, including Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia) and Egypt. He was sent back to Abyssinia in 1809-11 by the British government to establish diplomatic and trading links. In 1816 Salt arrived in Egypt as British Consul-General. His position gave him unique opportunities to pursue his interest in the monuments and antiquities of Egypt.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Collector, Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British
  • Born
    1780-06-14
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Lichfield
  • Died
    1827-10-30
  • Place of death
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Alexandria
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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