Fitz Henry Lane: Family and Friends
By Sarah Dunlap and Stephanie Buck
Published by Cape Ann Museum (©2007)
Softcover – 185 pages
Written by Sarah V. Dunlap, co-chair of the Gloucester Archives Committee, and the Cape Ann Musuem's Librarian and Archivist Stephanie Buck, and co-published by the Cape Ann Museum, this book discloses new facts about Lane's life and relationships in his birthplace of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Using previously overlooked photographs, maps and documents, some of which are reproduced for the first time, they take a close look at Lane's family, his childhood, the neighborhood he grew up in, his schooling, his early career as a shoemaker, and his stone house. The authors draw clear portraits of several of Lane's adult friends and uncover some surprising details about his estrangement from his brother-in-law. They also revisit and expand on the discussions surrounding his lameness and the proliferation of the use of his incorrect middle name.