Henry Charles Carey papers


Henry Charles Carey papers (Collection 3671), 1824, 1846-1848, 0.6 linear feet

Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879) was the eldest son of publisher and author Mathew Carey (1760-1839). Henry C. Carey also worked as a printer, first with his father and later with his brother-in-law Isaac Lea.  He eventually withdraw from publishing to focus more on writing, and he became one of the leading 19th century American authors of political and economic thought.  This collection consists of Carey's incoming letters as well as some copies of his outgoing letters.  The incoming letters date from the time around the publication of his work, The Past, the Present, and the Future (1848), and are from various publishers, printers, colleagues, friends, and family members.  They discuss not only his work but also some of his economic and political philosophies.  Some letters concern St. Clair, a coal tract in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in which he had holdings.

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