Anna Peet Plumb (1768-1823) or, possibly, Fanny Lemira Camp (Gillette)
undated, oil on canvas, 25” x 30 1/4”
by artist unknown
Gift of Susan Fritz, September 29, 2015
Gift of B.M. Belcher, 1975
Wife of Dr. Frederick Plumb, one of the first doctors in Salisbury, who lived on Twin Lakes in
house first built by Caleb Bingham and later belonging to Williams Miles. Daughter of
Abraham Peet of Canaan. Her two sons were Dr. Ovid Plumb and Frederic Plumb.
Katherine Chilcoat, Salisbury Association’s Curator, believes this portrait was misidentified
and actually is Fanny Lemira Camp (Gillette). Among Katherine Chilcoat’s rationale:
Anna Peet Plumb’s dates are b. 1760, d. 1823
Lynne Bassett, costume historian, says subject’s hairstyle dates from c 1840-45 and
dress from 1820s.
As the subject is obviously a young lady, these dates are contradictory.