Sigourney, Lydia Howard Huntley (1791 -1865)

1 September 1791 – 10 June 1865




Image Information:

Photographer: Burt F. Alexander Date: about 1828 Occasion: Source: The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University Permissions:
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Pertinent Archives:

Boston Public Library (manuscript poems, correspondence, letters to Edgar Allan Poe) (
Chicago Historical Society (correspondence and misc. published and unpublished writings of women including Sigourney) (
Chicago Public Library, Special Collections (letter to Mrs. Salter and an engraving of Sigourney by H. Adlord) ( Connecticut Historical Society (ca. 400 letters, poems, drafts of essays, memoranda, scrapbook, and other documents to and from Sigourney) (
Connecticut State Library, Archives, History, and Genealogy Unit (correspondence, poems, and a hymn) (
The Huntington Library (correspondence and verse) (
Middlebury College, Abernethy Collection of American Literature (correspondence and drafts of women including Sigourney) (
New Haven Colony Historical Society (research notes of Mary Cornwall Hewitt Mitchell on Sigourney) (
New York Historical Society (correspondence with Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta and publishers Carey and Hart, a volume of manuscript prose and poetry) (
The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives (correspondence with Robert Bonner, William Cullen Bryant, Parke Godwin, and Theodore Dwight, Jr.) (
Schlesinger Library (correspondence) (
Smith College, Neilson Library, Rare Book Room (letters and/or literary manuscripts) (
Stanford University Libraries, Manuscripts Division (1884 poem) (
Trinity College, Watkinson Library (correspondence, manuscript of the school textbook she wrote, manuscript and printed poetry, photos and daguerreotypes, clippings, memorabilia, and other material) (
University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library, Manuscripts Division (letters to Louisa Caroline Huggins Tuthill and Cornelius Tuthill) (
Wilkes College Library (a letter to Mr. Butler of Wyoming) (

Legacy References:

Barrett, Faith. “Review of Mary Loeffelholz’s From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry.” Legacy 22.2 (2005):  196. [LION]

Dobson, Joanne. “‘The Invisible Lady’: Emily Dickinson and Conventions of the Female Self.” Legacy 3.1 (1986):  41-55.

Finch, Annie. “The Sentimental Poetess in the World: Metaphor and Subjectivity in Lydia Sigourney’s Nature Poetry.” Legacy 5.2 (1988):  3-18.

Harris, Sharon M. “Review of Elaine Showalter’s Sister’s Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women’s Writing.” Legacy 10.2 (1993):  142-43.

Samuels, Shirley. “Review of Mary Louise Kete’s Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth-Century America and Lori Merish’s Sentimental Materialism.” Legacy 18.2 (2001):  250. [GW]  [LION]

Streeby, Shelley. “Review of Etsuko Taketani’s US women writers and the discourses of colonialism, 1825-1861.” Legacy 22.1 (2005):  74-5. [LION]

Voeller, Carey R. “‘I have not told half we suffered’: Overland Trail Women’s Narratives and the Genre of Suppressed Textual Mourning.” Legacy 23.2 (2006):  148-62. [LION]

de Jong, Mary G. Legacy Profile:  “Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney.” Legacy 5.1 (1988):  35-44.