Charles Webb Le Bas
Le Bas was of a Huguenot 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. 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. 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.
Le Bas Prize 
Old Haileyburians made a subscription in memory of his services there, and in 1848 endowed the Le Bas Scholarships (Bursaries) at the University of Cambridge for the best students in the study of Literature.
Le Bas was of the theological school which bridged between the Caroline divines and nonjurors and the Oxford movement, with others such as Hugh James Rose, Christopher Wordsworth, John James Blunt, and William Hodge Mill. He was one of the contributors to the British Critic, and wrote nearly eighty articles for it between 1827 and 1838. He also contributed to Rose's British Magazine in 1831–2.
Le Bas's major works were:
- Considerations on Miracles, 1828, a reprint, with additions, of an article in the British Critic on John Penrose's Treatise on the Evidence of the Christian Miracles.
- Sermons on various occasions, 3 vols. 1822–34.
- The Life of Thomas Fanshaw Middleton, late Bishop of Calcutta, in 2 vols. 1831; a biography of Thomas Middleton, a close friend. London Rivington 1831
- Memoir of Henry Vincent Bayley, 1846, another old friend.
To the Theological Library, edited by Rose and William Rowe Lyall, Le Bas contributed five volumes:
- Theological Library Vol. I The Life of Wiclif : London Rivington 1832
- Theological Library Vol. IV and V. The Life of Archbishop Cranmer: London Rivington 1833
- Theological Library Vol. XI. The Life of Bishop Jewel: London Rivington
- Theological Library Vol. XIII. The Life of Archbishop Laud: London Rivington 1836 republished 2005 Kessinger Publishing ISBN 1-4179-5714-X 
He was also author of tracts for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and published single sermons:
- 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.
- Venn, J.; Venn, J. A., eds. (1922–1958). "Le Bas, Charles Webb". Alumni Cantabrigienses (10 vols) (online ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Le Bas Scholarships accessed 11 Oct 2007
- Overton 1892.
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- 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
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- Publisher's catalogue in A Manual of Comparative Philology
- review in The British Critic, Quarterly Theological Review, and Ecclesiastical Record v.19 (1836)
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This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Overton, John Henry (1892). "Le Bas, Charles Webb". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography 32. London: Smith, Elder & Co.