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Known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford," Sigourney's poetry and prose was popular throughout the 19th century for its strong emotional appeal, particular concerning mortality. She figures here as author of "Letter from the Charter-Oak, at Hartford,…

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Set of 18 engravings that link American history to famous trees associated with those events. Published during the Civil War, the illustrations and accompanying essay often look backward to events during the American Revolution. First among equals is…

Famous swamp white oak alongside the Genesee River gave its name to a Seneca village and chief. This engraving was executed just a few months before the tree blew down in an 1857 storm, and was included in his essay "American Historical Trees"

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