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Born: September 1, 1791

Died: June 10, 1865 (aged 73)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Lydia Huntley Sigourney, née Lydia Howard Huntley, was a popular American poet during the early and mid 19th century. She was commonly known as the Sweet Singer of Hartford. Most of her works were published with just her married name Mrs. Sigourney.

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