Talk:Lydia Sigourney

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It looks like three different people have just dumped public domain info into the article without bothering with any logical formatting. --Closedmouth 11:52, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

There were two separate articles about Sigourney under similar names; I joined the articles and for lack of time put the two articles into a single article. I plan to process these down to something more . . . attractive and readable soon. I will probably move the large list of works to a separate page and incorporate something of a biographical sketch I wrote for the Victorian Web. --Matthew 07:56, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Now I have joined those together. There is a bit more to do, but the article seems to be a fairly vaild resource, now. --Matthew 06:31, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

The American children's writer category is rather appropriate since she did write what might be termed primers; I would not really call her a children's author in the current sense. Anyway, I am leaving the children's author category and adding the "American author" category again. --Matthew 00:36, 21 April 2006 (UTC)


I have seen the quotation

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever!

attributed to Sigourney and Horace Mann on the web. Does anyone have a solid source? --Slashme 08:56, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

I just spent a good while trying to find this anywhere; the standard quote books attribute it to Horace Mann, but do not indicate where it was published (which is a bit unusual) (This applies to both the 2002 The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and the 1968 Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett as well as the 2002 Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations). I am working on this still. If someone does know the original source, please post ;) --Matthew K 23:58, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

National Indian removal petition[edit]

Someone suggested on my talk page that we need to include information about her involvement with the National Indian Removal petition; unfortunately I do not know anything about it and do not have time right this moment. If someone else knows sources (or has the information and sources at hand) adding it would be helpful. If not, perhaps I will figure it out over Christmas break. I feel an interlibrary loan request for Haight's book coming on. --Matthew K 19:15, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


It has been a while since I looked really closely at this article; I love what has happened in the meantime. Kudos to Midnightdreary! --Matthew K (talk) 18:58, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Poor editing results in problem with sources[edit]

In the Legacy section, in the middle of a direct quotation from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, the following sentence appears: "The latter was set to music by Natalie Merchant for the 2010 album, Leave Your Sleep." There is no doubt that the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica did not include a reference to a 2010 record album. Does someone have access to the 1911 edition, so that the quotation can be verified, and the section rewritten accordingly? PlaysInPeoria (talk) 17:36, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica on Sigourney is now installed in Wikisource, and a link has been placed in this article. Library Guy (talk) 17:29, 21 November 2014 (UTC)