Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford : poems and prose on the early American deaf community / Edna Edith Sayers and Diana Moore, editors.

Lydia Huntley was born in 1791 in Norwich, Connecticut, the only child of a poor Revolutionary war veteran. But her father's employer, a wealthy widow, gave young Lydia the run of her library and later sent her for visits to Hartford. After teaching at her own school for several years in Norwic...

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Other Authors: Moore, Diana, 1952- (Editor), Sayers, Edna Edith (Editor)
Format: Electronic
Published: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2013
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Table of Contents:
  • Alice. "For Alice" (1815) ; "To Alice" (1826) ; Excerpt on Alice from Letters of Life (1866), including "Les Sourds Muets se trouvent-ils malheureux?" (1827) ; Untitled poem beginning "You ask 'how music melts away'" (1828) ; "Funeral of Dr. Mason F. Coggswell" (1835) ; Excerpt on Alice from Letters to My Pupils (1851), including "Excuse for not Fulfilling an Engagement" (1815) and "Alice" (1831)
  • Deaf Hartford. Excerpt on the American Asylum from Scenes in My Native Land (1845) ; "To Fanny" (n.d.) ; "Opinions of the Uneducated Deaf and Dumb" (1827) ; "Prayers of the Deaf and Dumb" (1828) ; Memoir of Phebe P. Hammond, a Pupil at the American Asylum at Hartford (1833), including an untitled poem about Phebe Hammond in heaven ; "Marriage of the Deaf and Dumb" (1834) ; "The Mute Boy" (1835) ; "La Petite Sourde-Muette" (1848) ; Excerpts from Sayings of the Little Ones (1855)
  • The Deaf-Blind Girls : Julia Brace and Laura Bridgman. "The Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl" (1828) ; "On Seeing the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl of the American Asylum, Hartford, at a Festival" (1827) ; "On Seeing the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl, Sitting for Her Portrait" (1834) ; "Meeting of the Blind with the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind" (1834) ; "Laura Bridgman, the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl, at the Institution for the Blind in Boston" (1838)
  • Gallaudet. Excerpt on school rewards from Letters of Life (1866) ; "A Little Girl to her Friend" (1834) ; "Hymn" (1851).