Joseph Crosby Lincoln (February 13, 1870 – March 10, 1944) Although born in Brewster, Joseph Lincoln’s adopted home was Chatham, and many of his 50 books, including 38 novels and several collections of short stories, verse, and personal reminiscences of Cape Cod, were written in his home on Shore Road. Lincoln's works were bestsellers during the first half of the 20th century. Lincoln’s stories bring to life the people and the times of Chatham and Cape Cod during 19th and early 20th centuries.
From the archives of Chatham Historical Society:View from the backyard of Joseph C. Lincoln, looking toward Aunt Lydia’s cove. The house and mill can still be seen at this location from Shore Road. x hand-tinted, photograph by Sawyer).
2014 photo: Novels of Joseph C. Lincoln. Lincoln’s stories bring to life the people and the times of Chatham and Cape Cod during the last 19th and early 20th centuries. The books pictured here are part of the display in the Lincoln Room at Atwood House, Chatham, MA. These books also happen to be for sale through the Chatham Historical Society Gift Shop. #chatham, #capecod, #lincoln, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #atwoodhouse, #josephlincoln
2014 photo: Shavings and Arthur E. Edwards, woodcarver and Chatham, MA resident. Edwards was the inspiration for the main character of Lincoln's popular 1918 novel. From Atwood House Museum's Lincoln Room in Chatham, MA.
Wood carved windmill created by Arthur E. Edwards, the real life inspiration for the main character in Joseph C. Edwards modeled his windmills after Chatham's Godfrey Windmill and sold them in his shop on Old Harbor Rd in Chatham
From the archives of Chatham Historical Society black and white photograph circa 1930's-1940's of John Emery (standing) and Joseph C. Lincoln. Robert Grey in background. Photo taken at the Sail Loft on Bridge Street, Chatham, when building was a Candle factory during late 1930's, early 1940's. John Emery owned Swinging Basket on Main St. #lincoln, #grey, #emery, #sailloft, #atwoodhouse, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #chatham, #capecod
Joseph C. Lincoln Room at Atwood House, Chatham, MA. Exhibited are some of Lincoln's manuscripts, articles about him, paintings by Harold Brett used as illustrations for is works, photographs of the author and other personal items. #chatham, #capecod, #lincoln, #chathamhistoricalsociety, #atwoodhouse, #josephlincoln
2014 photo: Bird carving by Elmer A. Belted Kingfisher with fish in talons. Inscribed on base: "To my friend Joseph C. Lincoln with all of my best wishes". Signed "Anthony Elmer Crowell of Cape Cod Photo by Joanna Springer.
From the archives of Chatham Historical Society: Joseph C. Lincoln wrote this letter to Mr. D---- requesting to borrow a boat to take his friend fishing on Long Pond. Joseph Crosby Lincoln (1870-1944), who was born in Brewster, wrote 45 books on Cape Cod life in 45 years. His summer home in Chatham was named “Crosstrees.” #atwoodhouse, #chatham, #lincoln, #josephlincoln, #capecod
2014 photo: Lincoln's walking cane, glasses, his "prolific pencil" that he wrote with as well as letters that he wrote to his granddaughters.
Lincoln books and manuscript for Great Aunt Lavinia. The Manuscript is handwritten in pencil by Joseph C Lincoln (pictured on the left) next to this is an edition of Lincoln's novel Great Aunt Lavinia published in