Lydia Huntley Sigourney


Lydia Huntley, daughter of Ezekiel Huntley, was born in Norwich, Connecticut. She attended a boarding school and later taught school in Hartford for five years before marrying Charles Sigourney, a substantial Harford merchant, in 1819. Known as "the American Hemans," she was a very popular author of sentimental and instructive prose and verse, credited with publishing 67 books.


1815At Mid-Day.
1815On the Convention at Hartford. December 15th, 1814.
1815Psalm CXIX.
1815The Midnight Prayer of Christ.
1815The Rainbow.
1815Vicissitudes of Nature.
1825Mount Vernon.
1825On passing at Jamestown, Virginia, the Ruins of the most ancient Church in America.
1826The Sunday School.
1826To a Wasp.
1827On the Death of a young Matron.
1827On the Marriage of a young Friend. During my Absence.
1827The Departed Benefactress.
1827This Year, Thou shalt die.
1829To the Memory of J. G. C. Brainard.


Moral pieces in prose and verse. 1815.
Traits of the aborigines of America. A poem. 1822.
Sketch of Connecticut forty years since. 1824.
The intemperate. 1833.
Lays from the west. 1834.
Letters to young ladies. 1834.
Poems. 1834.
Sketches. 1834.
Simple tales. 1835.
Way to be happy, addressed to the young. 1835.
Zinzendorff and other poems. 1837.
The girl's reading book. 1838.
The boy's reading book. 1840.
Pocahontas and other poems. 1841.
Poems, religious and elegiac. 1841.
Pleasant memories of pleasant lands. 1842.
Letters to mothers. 1845.
Poetry for seamen. 1845.
Scenes in my native land. 1845.
The coronal; or tales and pencilings. 1848.
Poetical works. 1850.
Poems for the sea. 1850.
Whisper to a bride. 1850.
Letters to my pupils. 1851.
Examples of life and death. 1852.
The faded hope. 1852.
Olive leaves. 1852.
Mary Rice and other tales. 1855.
Examples of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 1857.
Past meridian. 1857.
Lucy Howard's journal. 1860.