Interior of the Old William Salt Library, Stafford, (2)

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Date:1906

Description:Interior of the library on Market Square, prior to its move to Eastgate Street.

William Salt was a banker and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, born in 1808. His home was in Weeping Cross. His widow, Helen, donated his collection of books, pamphlets, deeds, maps, and drawings to the county in 1868.

The library was originally housed in Old Bank House on Market Square, donated by William's nephew, Thomas Salt, for this purpose.

The library expanded through donations and larger premises were required. The collection moved to its current home on Eastgate Street in 1918.


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1680s
Old Town Hall, Stafford,
Old Town Hall, Stafford,

There has been a shire building in Stafford since the 1280s, used as a meeting place ...

1790s
Proposed Design for Stafford's Shire Hall,
Proposed Design for Stafford's Shire Hall,

Design for a new Shire Hall on Market Square. In 1790 a decision was made to ...

1840s
Market Square from the South, Stafford,
Market Square from the South, Stafford,

Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law ...

1850s
Market Square, Stafford,
Market Square, Stafford,

Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law ...

1880s
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,

Miniature studio portrait of Susy Macnaghten. She is wearing a ruched velvet ...

1900s
Rowland's Horse-drawn Delivery Cart, Stafford,
Rowland's Horse-drawn Delivery Cart, Stafford,

Rowland's were a well-known family firm in Stafford, owning a bakery and grocer's ...

1910s
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford
New Zealand Rifle Brigade Parade, Stafford

At the end of the First World War, when the New Zealand Rifle Brigade left the military ...

1930s
Aerial View of Stafford,
Aerial View of Stafford,

View looking west over Eastgate Street, South Walls and North Walls.

1950s
Oriental Figures and Motor Cycle Mecca, Stafford,
Oriental Figures and Motor Cycle Mecca, Stafford,

These oriental figures date from the eighteenth century and topped the front a tea ...

1980s
Weights and Measures at Work, Stafford
Weights and Measures at Work, Stafford

Some commodities such as petrol, coal, food and drink are sold by weight, measure ...

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Donor ref:William Salt Library No., Stafford 49B, img: 981 (18/1455)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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