"Mrs. Sigourney in Hartford" brings together the poems and prose of Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791 - 1865) inspired by her deep dedication to those neglected by the traditional educational system, especially people who are deaf. Sigourney played a key role in the fledgling American deaf community, influencing Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet in his formation of the first American school for the deaf. The writings collected here are a testament to Sigourney's foresight and will reinstate her importance in the history of the deaf community.
Edna Edith Sayers was professor of English at Gallaudet University for twenty years and now lives on Seneca Lake in New York State where she writes on Deaf history, Old Icelandic literature, and disability studies. Diana Moore is a deaf collection and instructional librarian at Gallaudet University.