Scope and arrangement
Lydia Huntley Sigourney, born Lydia Howard Huntley, was a 19th century American poet and educator. Her letters discuss social engagements; the education of young ladies in Connecticut; books of interest or purchased; and matters relating to the publication of her own works. Manuscript poems present in the collection include "On Using the Library of Robert L. Stuart, Esq.;" "The Indians;" and "Huguenot Fork." Also present is a manuscript translation of Tricoupi 's funeral oration on Lord Byron in Sigourney's hand, and several autographs.