Lydia H. Sigourney

Lydia H. SigourneyLydia H. Sigourney
American Writer
1791 – 1865 A.D.

Lydia Huntley Sigourney, an American writer, born in Norwich, Conn.

She was one of the first women in America to plan for higher female education, and in 1809 established a girls’ school in Norwich.

Later she directed a school in Hartford, Conn., until her marriage in 1819 to Charles Sigourney, a merchant of that city.

She was a prolific writer on many subjects, producing about fifty volumes of prose, poems and selections, many of which attained wide popularity.

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Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.

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