Charles Webb Le Bas


Charles Webb Le Bas

Charles Webb Le Bas (26 April 1779– 25 January 1861, Brighton) was an English clergyman, fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and principal of the East India Company College.

Le Bas was of a Hugenot family: his grandfather had fled to England in 1702. He was educated at Hyde Abbey School, Winchester, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA (4th wrangler and winner of the chancellor's medal) in 1800, and became a fellow of Trinity in 1802.[1] He was called to the Bar from Lincoln's Inn in 1806, but poor hearing forced him to abandon the law. After tutoring the sons of the Bishop of Lincoln, he was ordained in 1812, apparently becoming simultaneously Rector of St Paul's Church, Shadwell, Rector of Darfield, South Yorkshire, Curate of Wombwell and a prebendary of Lincoln.[1] He became a professor of mathematics at the East India College at Haileybury in 1813, and was Principal of the college from 1837 to 1843.

Old Haileyburians made a subscription in memory of his services there, and in 1848 endowed the Le Bas Scholarships (Bursaries)[2] at the University of Cambridge for the best students in the study of Literature. Le Bas' own writings dealt with church history; he was a prolific contributor to the British Critic.

Publications

(Partial list)

  • Le Bas, Charles Webb: The Life of the Right Rev. T. Fanshaw Middleton, D.D. Late Lord Bishop of Calcutta. : London Rivington 1831[3]
  • Le Bas, Charles Webb: Theological Library Vol. I The Life of Wiclif : London Rivington 1832[4][5]
  • Le Bas, Charles Webb: Theological Library Vol. IV. The Life of Archbishop Cranmer : London Rivington 1833[6]
  • Le Bas, Charles Webb: Theological Library Vol. XI. The Life of Bishop Jewel, London Rivington[7]
  • Le Bas, Charles Webb: Theological Library Vol. XIII. The Life of Archbishop Laud, London Rivington 1836[8] republished 2005 Kessinger Publishing ISBN 141795714X
  • Le Bas, Charles Webb: Sermon, preached in the Chapel of Lambeth Palace, on Sunday, October 2, MDCCCXXXVI; at the consecration of the Right Rev. William Otter, D.D. Lord Bishop of Chichester : London Rivington 1836.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Le Bas, Charles Webb in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
  2. ^ Le Bas Scholarships accessed 11 Oct 2007
  3. ^ Google Books
  4. ^ Google books
  5. ^ Bibliography mention in Cyclopaedia Bibliographica: A LIBRARY MANUAL OF THEOLOGICAL AND GENERAL LITERATURE, AND GUIDE TO BOOKS FOR AUTHORS, PREACHERS, STUDENTS, AND LITERARY MEN. ANALYTICAL, BIBLIOGRAPHICAL, AND BIOGRAPHICAL. By James Darling: NEW YORK: J. W. BOUTON & CO. 1854
  6. ^ Google books
  7. ^ Publisher's catalogue in A Manual of Comparative Philology
  8. ^ review in The British Critic, Quarterly Theological Review, and Ecclesiastical Record v.19 (1836)
  9. ^ Google Books

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