Sigourney, Lydia

Sigourney, Lydia (b. Lydia Howard Huntley)

(1791–1865) poet; born in Norwich, Conn. She was educated and taught school locally (1811–19) until she married (1819), and thereafter lived in Hartford, Conn. Immensely prolific and popular during her time, she wrote pious sentimental poems and edited religious and juvenile publications.
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This paradox carries different weight within each of the essays, but whether the central figure is Lydia Sigourney, Lydia Maria Child, or Louisa May Alcott, the issue is undeniably present.
He traces its roots to the Scottish philosophy of an innate "moral sense," the Unitarian theology of William Ellery Channing, the schismatic Quakerism of Elias Hicks, and the historical fiction of Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Lydia Sigourney, Lydia Maria Child, and Eliza Lee Buckminster.
Sarah Robbins reports that domestic poetry and prose by authors such as Sigourney, Lydia Maria Child, and Catharine Maria Sedgwick helped "support American mothers' astute management of domestic literacy and, hence, of national civic values" (572).