Bookplate of the Franklin Institute Library

Mathew Carey Lea1910

Science History Institute

Science History Institute
Philadelphia, United States

Franklin Institute Library bookplate featuring a small inset portrait of Matthew Carey Lea (1823–1897). Lea, a Philadelphian lawyer and scientist, was devoted to the chemistry of photography. He is known as the father of mechanochemistry due to his observations of silver halide decomposition by trituration. After his death, Lea's notebooks were destroyed as per his request, and his books and apparatus were bequeathed to the Franklin Institute.


  • Title: Bookplate of the Franklin Institute Library
  • Creator: Mathew Carey Lea
  • Date Created: 1910
  • Location Created: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Provenance: Science History Institute
  • Rights: Public Domain Mark 1.0
  • External Link: View Our Digital Collections

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