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Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791–1865)

Sigourney, Lydia (Huntley). An American writer of prose and verse; born in Norwich, CT, Sept. 1, 1791; died in Hartford, CT, June 10, 1865. In her ‘Letters of Life,’ published (1866) posthumously, she enumerates forty-six distinct works wholly or partially from her pen, besides over 2,000 articles in prose and verse, contributed by her to nearly 300 periodicals. Among her other publications are: ‘Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Lands,’ a record of her visit in Europe made in 1840 (1842); ‘Scenes in my Native Land’ (1844); ‘Water Drops: A Plea for Temperance’ (1847); ‘Gleanings,’ poems (1860); and ‘The Man of Uz, and Other Poems’ (1862).