Sigourney, L. H.
Manuscript Collection: MS 0586
Agency History/Biographical note:
Lydia Howard Huntley was born on September 1, 1791 in Norwich,
Connecticut to Ezekiel and Zerviah Wentworth Huntley. She attended
various local schools and female seminaries. In 1811 she opened a
school for young women in Norwich. A friend of Mary Lyon's, Huntley
often consulted the former for advice. In 1814 she moved to
Hartford, where she ran another school, and in 1815 published her
first book, entitled "Moral pieces, in prose and verse". She stopped
teaching in 1819 because of her marriage to Charles Sigourney;
however, she continued to write. Between 1840 and 1850 she published
14 volumes of poetry and prose. She had two children. She died on
June 10, 1865 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Scope and Content:
The Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney Correspondence contain letters to
Mary Lyon, principal of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, concerning
Sigourney's visits to the school, offers of her books for its library
and of financial support of a student.
Cite as: L.H. Sigourney Correspondence, Mount Holyoke
College, Archives and Special Collections, South
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted