|Died||6 December 1863|
|Monuments||William Salt Library|
|Parent(s)||John Stevenson Salt|
|Relatives||Sir Thomas Salt Bt. (nephew)|
His father, John Stevenson Salt (High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1838), married Sarah Stevenson, the granddaughter of John Stevenson, founder in 1737 of a banking company in Stafford. The firm, Stevenson Salt & Co, had opened in Cheapside, London, in 1788 and in 1867 merged with Bosanquet & Co and later with Lloyds Banking Company.
William was an avid collector of topographical and genealogical books and records, particularly those relating to Staffordshire. After his death his extensive collection was catalogued and donated to the County of Stafford, which financed the opening in 1872 of the William Salt Library in Market Square, Stafford.
- "Sudden Death of Mr. W. Salt, F.S.A., M.R.S.L., the Banker". Morning Post. London, England. 8 December 1863. p. 5. Retrieved 2014-08-06 – via The British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))
- About William Salt; Staffordshire County Council
|Wikisource has the text of the 1885–1900 Dictionary of National Biography's article about Salt, William.|