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Sir Arthur Helps (1813–1875)

Helps, Sir Arthur. A noted English essayist, historian, and miscellaneous writer; born at Streatham, Surrey, July 10, 1813; died in London, March 7, 1875. He was clerk of the privy council of England in 1860, and enjoyed the queen’s special confidence. Among the best of his works are: ‘Friends in Council’ (a series, 1847–59); a collection of essays, ‘Companions of my Solitude’ (1851); ‘Realmah’ (1868); ‘Spanish Conquest in America’ (1855–61); etc. He wrote also several romances and dramas, one of the best of the former being ‘Casimir Maremma’ (1870).