Lavinia Norcross “Vinnie” Dickinson

Lavinia Norcross “Vinnie” Dickinson

Birth
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Aug 1899 (aged 66)
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 53, Grave A
Memorial ID 25309597 · View Source
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Daughter of Edward Dickinson, US Congressman. Younger sister of Emily Dickinson, poetess. After Emily's death (1886), "Vinnie" found numerous manuscripts hidden in the bureau drawer of Emily's bedroom. "Vinnie" is the catalyst in the publication of Dickinson's poetry and letters. With the help of Thomas Wentworth Higgins (editor) and Mabel Loomis Todd, Emily Dickinson's poetry was published four years after her death (1890) in a book called simply Poems. Lavinia never married, and lived at her childhood Homestead until her death in 1899. The Homestead is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, and is neighbor to Lavinia and Emily Dickinson's older brother Austin's house, the Evergreens.


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  • Added: 16 Mar 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lavinia Norcross “Vinnie” Dickinson (28 Feb 1833–31 Aug 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25309597, citing West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jessica (contributor 46846338) .