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Helena Wells, a late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century novelist and conduct-writer brought up in the slave-owning society of the American South, is a conservative with some feminist concerns.
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About 1761 HW was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the youngest daughter in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1798 HW, as 'a Lady', published her first book: The Step-Mother, A Domestic Tale from Real Life. Bibliographic Citation link.
April 1809 HW (now Whitford) published by subscription Thoughts and Remarks, on Establishing an Institution for the Support and Education of Unportioned Respectable Females. Bibliographic Citation link.
6 July 1824 HW (now Whitford) died at Mapledon Place, Burton Crescent, London. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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