Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879

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Henry Carey, American economist, was born in Philadelphia and initially devoted himself to the publishing business, which he inherited from his father. He was also interested in economics and in 1836 he published an article entitled, Essay on the rate of wages - subsequently expanded into a 3 vol. work: The principles of political economy, 1837-1840. Carey published numerous other books and essays and his writings were read worldwide, especially in Europe. Other works include, The slave trade...(1853).

From the description of Letter, 1879 Oct. 7. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122526076

American political economist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Burlington [NJ], to Mr. Gales, 1853 May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133326

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Hart, [no year] Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133533

American economist and publisher.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Carey & Hart, [18]39 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709584020

Philadelphia, Pa. resident.

From the description of Papers, 1860-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36815840

Henry Charles Carey was a Pennsylvania publisher and author, best known for his commentaries on political economy. Born in Philadelphia, Carey was largely educated by his Irish immigrant father, publisher Mathew Carey, and gradually joined the family publishing firm. He amassed a considerable fortune and retired in 1835, and began publishing works on political economy, gradually becoming one of the most influential supporters of protectionism, as opposed to free trade. He also understood the connection between politics and economics, culminating in his last great work, Principles of Social Science. Carey had some significant political connections, and was an economic advisor to President Abraham Lincoln.

From the description of Henry C. Carey letter to Frederick Fraley, 1840 June 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 146208968

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creatorOf Hayes, John L. (John Lord), 1812-1887. Industrial protection pamphlets, 1860-1870. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers, 1812-1897, 1812-1897 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. [Tracts on political economy]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. Papers of Rufus W. Griswold, 1838-1853. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Neagle, John, 1796-1865. Papers, 1817-1865. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870. Letter to Henry Carey. [s.l.]. 1834 Jul. 15. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Papers, 1792-1884. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Henry Carey letter book, Carey, Henry letter book, 1815-1835, 1830-1835 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. George Palmer Putnam papers, 1858-1868. Library of Congress
creatorOf Griffith, Mary, d. 1846. Letter to Henry C. Carey / M. Griffith. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIf, 1866-1886 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Penington family. Penington family papers, 1769-1882. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Allibone, S. Austin (Samuel Austin), 1816-1889. ALS, 1854 Oct. 20, Philadelphia, to Henry Charles Carey. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903. Charles Godfrey Leland letters and poems, 1854-1866. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945. Edward Carey Gardiner collection, 1673-1949, bulk 1787-1885. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Carey, Lea & Blanchard. Correspondence, 1823-1849. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Neal, John, 1793-1876. Papers of John Neal [manuscript] 1818-1873. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1803-1880. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Letter, 1854, May 13, Philadelphia, to Edwin Troxell Freedley. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. The Law of Human Progress: An Oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Union College, in New York. July 25th 1848.: autograph manuscript. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1804-1936 (bulk 1804-1859). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Swank, James Moore, 1836-1914. Papers, 1785-1898 (inclusive), 1785, 1871-1898 (bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Beaver Street, South William Street and Broad Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / G.A. Sage. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Carey & Hart, [18]39 Aug. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906. Daniel Huntington letters, 1816-1906. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Trist, Nicholas Philip, 1800-1874. N. P. Trist letter to Henry Carey [manuscript] 1869 Apr. 2. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Carey and Conway letters [manuscript], 1847-1899. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Parker Foulke Papers, 1840-1865, 1840-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Henry Charles Carey letters, 1837-1840 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839. Mathew Carey letters, 1802-1832. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection, 1838-1854 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Hayes, John L. (John Lord), 1812-1887. National Association of Wool Manufacturers letters, 1865-1880. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Lea & Febiger. Selected art related documents from the Lea & Febiger records, 1788-1820. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Dudley, Thomas H. (Thomas Haines), 1819-1893. Papers of Thomas H. Dudley, 1841-1900 (bulk 1843-1891). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Lea & Febiger. Lea & Febiger records, 1785-1982 bulk 1796-1882. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Autograph letters signed : Burlington, to Henry Wheaton, 1847 Dec. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Foulke, William Parker, 1816-1865. Papers, ca. 1840-1865. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Letter, 1879 Oct. 7. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. Papers of James Kirke Paulding [manuscript], 1804-1849. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Anthony F. C. Wallace Papers, 1920-2000 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bell, Sam C. Letter : New Orleans, La., to Henry C. Carey, London, 1825 May 26. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Meredith family. Meredith family papers, 1756-1964, bulk 1772-1873. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Letter to Daniel Webster [manuscript] 1834 Feb. 9. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Hart, [no year] Sept. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Autograph letter signed : Burlington [NJ], to Mr. Gales, 1853 May 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1902. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Reading Company. Law Dept. Reading Company Law Dept. records, 1833-1979 (bulk, 1920-1976). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Beaver Street, South William Street and Broad Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / Bancker & Goerck surveyors ; [copy]. [Map of the area later bounded by Beaver Street, South Williams Street and Broad Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
creatorOf Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Henry Carey, publisher of Philadelphia, 1828 Feb. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Henry C. Carey letter to Frederick Fraley, 1840 June 2. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1825-1865, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945. Selected papers from the Edward Carey Gardiner Collection, 1794-1872. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945,. Collection, 1632-1939. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879. Papers, 1860-1874. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Carey, Maria. person
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associatedWith Charles, H. P., person
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associatedWith Freedley, Edwin T. (Edwin Troxell), 1827-1904, person
associatedWith Gales, Joseph, 1786-1860, person
associatedWith Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945. person
associatedWith Griffith, Mary, d. 1846. person
associatedWith Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. person
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United States
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Labor economics
Publishers and Publishing
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Birth 1793-12-15

Death 1879-10-13

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