|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1825|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1909|
Educator. Publisher. Henry Charles Lea was an historian of medieval Europe and wrote on the institutional and legal history of the Catholic Church. His grandfather, Mathew Carey had been a publisher and publishing partner of Benjamin Franklin. Lea, the son of Isaac Lea, Carey's successor and and Frances Anne Carey, married his first cousin Anna Caroline Jaudon. Lea's active writing career spanned over fifty years. He wrote a series of books on the Inquisition, beginning with his History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages. This was followed by A History of the Inquisition of Spain and The Inquisition in the Spanish Dependencies. He received an LLD from Harvard and from the University of Pennsylvania. In order to use primary sources in European and Latin American archives, Lea had documents copied and sent to him. This way, he acquired a major library of primary and secondary source materials dealing with medieval European history. Lea was the founder of the University of Pennsylvania's department of hygiene. He also owned the publishing company Lea, Brothers & Co. He was president of the American Historical Association for the year 1903.
Isaac Lea (1792 - 1886)
Frances Anne Carey Lea (1799 - 1870)
Anna Caroline Jaudon Lea (1824 - 1912)*
Nina Lea (1855 - 1927)*
Mathew Carey Lea (1823 - 1897)*
Henry Charles Lea (1825 - 1909)
Note: The bronze figure of Clio, the muse of history, is the work of Alexander Stirling Calder.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section S, Lot 36
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Record added: Jul 18, 2005
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