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EAF Author: Lydia Howard (Huntley) Sigourney (1791-1865)

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Lydia Howard (Huntley) Sigourney was born in Norwich, Connecticut, and in 1814 sent to school in Hartford, where she became a lifelong resident. She was author and editor of fifty-three volumes of prose and poetry, including Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse ; the historical poem Traits of the Aborigines ; A Sketch of Connecticut Forty Years Since ; Zinzendorff and Other Poems ; and Pocohantas and Other Poems .

Works in the EAF Collection

Lucy Howard's Journal (1858) (Restricted)

Myrtis: With Other Etchings and Sketchings (1846) (Restricted)

Sketch of Connecticut, Forty Years Since (1824) (Restricted)

Sketches (1836) (Restricted)

Water-Drops (1848) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)

Other Resources

Guides to Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney manuscript holdings from UVA Special Collections :
Sigourney, Lydia Howard, Poems of: #7492-j

Sigourney, Lydia, Papers of: #7492-i