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Mrs. Lydia Huntley Sigourney

(Born: September 1, 1791 - Died: June 10, 1865)

American poet. Lydia Howard Huntley was born in Norwich, CT. (She was christened with the middle name of "Howard" in memory of her father's deceased first wife.) Her parents were Zerviah Wentworth and Ezekiel Huntley. Her father was a gardener. In 1819, she married Charles Sigourney, a widower with three children. She born him five more children, three of whom died in infancy.

Mrs. Lydia Huntley Sigourney

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Review of Zinzendorff, and other Poems  (January 1836, text "A" — Southern Literary Messenger) (This review is a combined examination of Zinzendorff, and other Poems (Sigourney), Poems (Gould) and Poems; Translated and Original (Ellet).)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "L. H. Sigourney" ("Autography" - part I) — February 1841 — Graham's Magazine
    • "L. H. Sigourney" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part I) — November 1841 — Graham's Magazine


  • Anonymous, "Lydia Huntley Sigourney," Graham's Magazine, January 1843, 22:53
  • Benardete, Jane, "Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney," American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. Lina Mainiero, New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1970, 4:78-81
  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "Lydia H. Sigourney," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:135-139
  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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