Henry Carey letter book 1815-1835 (bulk 1830-1835)
Henry Charles Carey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 15, 1793. His father, Mathew Carey, owned the prominent publishing house Carey & Lea, and Henry joined him there in 1802 as a partner with his brother-in-law, Isaac Lea. Following his father's retirement in 1822, he inherited the company, which as Carey, Lea & Carey became the country's largest publishing house. After leaving the book business, Henry Carey emerged as a political writer who frequently commented on economic affairs; his major works were Principles of Political Economy and Principles of Social Science. He and his wife had no children, and he died on October 13, 1879.