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...
Washington, D.C. :
Gallaudet University Press,
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- 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).