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Carnarvon, Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, Earl of, an English Conservative statesman, born June 24, 1831. He distinguished himself at Oxford, and his first speech in the House of Lords was commended by Lord Derby. In 1860 he published a book on The Druses of Mount Lebanon, as the fruits of his travels in the East, and in 1866, as Colonial Secretary, he formed a plan for the confederation of British North America. In 1867 he resigned office, being unable to agree with the Reform Bill introduced by Mr. Disraeli. In 1874 he again took office as Colonial Secretary under Mr. Disraeli, and again resigned in 1878, on the Government resolving to send the fleet to Constantinople. In 1885-6 he was Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, and his negotiations with Mr. Parnell gave rise to a dispute as to their nature and scope. In 1869 he published Reminiscences of Athens and the Morea, and later some translations from Greek. He died in 1891.