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Mathew Carey

(1760-1839)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. Mathew Carey Marker
Inscription.  An Irish Catholic who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1784, Carey was a prominent printer and publisher and prolific writer. He was an influential political economist and nationalist, promoting the purchase of American goods over imports, a strong central bank, and protective tariffs. He was a civic leader and a founder of the Hibernian Society (1793), which provided support and relief for Irish immigrants. His print shop was here, 1792-1813.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 39° 57.019′ N, 75° 8.786′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Academy of Natural Sciences (within shouting distance of this
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By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. Mathew Carey Marker
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marker); Franklin's Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Privy Pit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mikveh Israel (about 400 feet away); Franklin Court (about 400 feet away); The History of Franklin Court (about 400 feet away); The First Society of Unitarian Christians in Philadelphia (about 500 feet away); Anthony J. Drexel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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