Lydia Howard Sigourney entry: Overview screen.
1 September 1791
Lydia Howard Huntley (later LHS) was born in Norwich
, her parents' only child.
Lydia Howard Huntley (later Sigourney) published at Hartford
, her first book, Moral Pieces, in Prose and Verse
, with her own name, a practice which she discontinued on her marriage.
LHS published a small volume entitled simply Poems
, a couple of years after her family became dependent on her literary earnings.
10 June 1865
LHS died in Hartford
, where she had lived all her life, and where two streets are now named after her.
2 April 1866
LHS's autobiographical Letters of Life
, published at New York
the year after her death, was her last book to reach print, completed by her daughter with an account of her deathbed.