Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791-1867)

Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney was a prolific Victorian writer who published sixty-seven books. Born in Connecticut, she established her own school in Hartford in 1814 and began her writing career. In 1819 the writer married Charles Sigourney, who objected to her publishing, so she began to write anonymously in order to supplement his income. Lydia Sigourney's works are highly moralistic, religious, and didactic, as can be seen from titles such as "How To Be Happy" (1833), "Letters to Young Ladies" (1833), and "Letters to Mothers" (1837). The author inspired many women to become poets.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
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MES24344
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