Sigourney, Lydia Huntley (F)

b. 1 September 1791. d. 10 June 1865. Nationality: American. VIAF.
Poet and philanthropist. Née “Huntley.” Published as “Mrs. Sigourney” and “L. H. Sigourney.” Founded a girls’ school in Norwich in 1811. Advocated for women’s education and Native American rights. Married Charles Sigourney on 16 June 1819. Travelled to England and France in 1840, a trip on which she based *Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Lands* (1842). Author of *Poems* (1827), *Letters to Young Ladies* (1833), *Pocahontas and Other Poems* (1841), and *Western Home, and Other Poems* (1854). Biographical information: *Curran Index*, *ANB*. (SP)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 24
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“As Thy Day, So Shall Thy Strength Be” 1836-12-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3436
The American Indians 1838 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15795
The Mother’s Sacrifice 1838 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15796
The Stars 1839 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15343
The Family Altar. A Cottage Scene 1839 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15344
The Benefactress 1840 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15175
Last Words of an Indian Chief 1840 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15170
The Tomb of Napoleon 1841 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15369
Farewell to the Flowers in Autumn 1841 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15384
Native Scenery 1841-04-17 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5257
Sheep On the Cheviot Hills 1841-04-17 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5256
The Early Blue-Bird 1841-04-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5258
The Village Church 1842 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15441
The Ancient Monument 1842 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15439
The Return of Napoleon from St. Helena 1843 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15394
Victoria Opening the Parliament of 1841 1843 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15393
The Butterfly 1844 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15468
Prayers for One Gone to Sea 1844 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15448
The Grave of Osceola, a Young Indian Chief, Who Died in Captivity of a Broken Heart 1845 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15822
The Constant Friends 1845 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15833
The Snow-Storm 1845-11-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5847
The Royal Guest. On the Visit of Queen Victoria to King Louis Philippe 1846 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15471
Harold and Tosti 1847 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15506
The Needle, Pen, and Sword 1847-10-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5933