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Frances “Fanny” Wickham Graham (1808-1895) was the sixth child of John and Elizabeth Wickham. She married Lt. Col. James D. Graham in 1860; the couple had no children.

In an 1875 letter, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), Fanny’s elder half-brother, described a fire at Hickory Hill, the family plantation in Hanover County, Virginia, that destroyed a considerable portion of the house along with some family heirlooms and mementos. Wickham writes that “Mrs. Graham, who lost almost her entire wardrobe is as cheerful as if nothing happened. Her good temper exceeds anything I ever knew.”

Details

  • Title: Frances Wickham Graham
  • Creator: George P. A. Healy
  • Date Created: 1860
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Provenance: V.45.84, Gift of Mrs. Henry T. Wickham
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil paint, Canvas

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