L.H. Sigourney papers [manuscript], 1830-1865.


L.H. Sigourney papers [manuscript], 1830-1865.

The collection contains 22 manuscripts of her poems, many of which have religious themes or meditate on death, particularly the death of children. In a variety of business and social letters she discusses work, travel, friends, and speaking engagements and frequently sends gifts of her latest books and bits of verse. She approves the poetry and prose of others, seeks advice , invites visits, sends thanks for favorable reviews and apologizes for slow responses. In addition there are 7 photographs and an autograph quotation. Correspondents include Catherine E. Beecher, Lydia Maria Child, Lewis Gaylord Clark, L.A. Godey, Samuel G. Goodrich, Hannah F. Gould, S. C. Hall, Jane Lyman Holley, Emily Chubbock, Judson, Lea & Blanchard, Sara Jane Lippincott (Grace Greenwood), New York Observer, [Charles?] Sprague, E. G. Squier, Ticknor and Fields, Col. John Trumbull, Turner and Hayden, C.A. Van Vleck, and Thomas Willis White.

85 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7936269

University of Virginia. Library

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