Lavinia grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. She is youngest of the Dickinson siblings and daughter to Edward and Emily Dickinson.
Throughout the Series
Lavinia is upset that her parents aren't attempting to find her a suitor. She has her eyes on Joseph Lyman. Lavinia hires an artist to paint a portrait of her. When she is displeased with the results she makes her own attempts to sketch herself.
At the end of the season, she gives Joseph a nude sketch of herself.
- Joseph Lyman - love interest
Lavinia has curly, silky blonde hair which she often wears pulled back. She has bright blue eyes and pale skin.