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Salt, George, 1903-2003 (entomologist and ecologist)



  • Existence: 1903 - 2003


George Salt (1903-2003), entomologist, ecologist, was a Fellow of King's, 1933-2003, University Lecturer in Zoology, 1937-65, and Reader in Animal Ecology, 1965-71. In retirement he took up again his interest in calligraphy, and was a collector of writing implements from around the world. He illuminated manuscripts, and painted in water-colours and oils.

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George Salt, calligraphy: Bede's ''Ecclesiastical History''

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9561
Scope and Contents

Calligraphic MS on paper, extracts from Bede, Ecclesiastical history, Book IV, chapter 23, on the life and death of Abbess Hilda. Fo. 2v, illumination, gilt and colour, Hilda with some monks; fo. 3r., illuminated title heading; some other illuminated initials, with gilding, some unfinished; dialogue in blue, red and green inks. Bound by CUL, 1999. Some leaves of sketches, notes, and designs, bound separately.

Dates: 1943
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