Joseph Crosby Lincoln, 1870-1944
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Introduction
    Joe Lincoln wrote many popular books about a fictional, semi mythical Cape Cod. They are pleasant, nostalgic fun. I can almost hear my grandparents when some of the characters are talking.

    Joe Lincoln was born into a sea-faring family on February 13, 1870 in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, lived there as a child, and moved to the Boston satellite city of Chelsea as a teen. He worked as an artist and editor in Boston, most prominently for the Bulletin of the League of American Wheelmen (a bicycling magazine, when that was a turn-of-the-century fad), then in New York City, before his success as a poet and novelist in the first decade of the 1900's. After his success, he maintained a summer home in Chatham, Mass., and a winter home first in Hackensack, NJ, then in Villanova,  PA. He published about 47 books and plays, all moderately to very successful, from 1902 to 1943. He died in Winter Park, Florida, on March 10, 1944. The introduction page at the Sturgis Library site has a little more information on his life and career, as do several of the early biographies I've posted below, so I won't repeat it here.

    Lincoln didn't invent the Cape Cod novel, though he became the most prolific and successful of its writers. Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901), in particular, wrote several stories and travel pieces for Harper's Magazine in the 1860s and 1870s about the Cape that may have inspired Lincoln. Nordhoff's collection of stories, Cape Cod and All Along Shore (1868), is even reflected in one of Lincoln's story collection titles, All Alongshore
(1931). N.H. Chamberlain wrote the tedious Autobiography of a New England Farm House, with a Sandwich setting, in 1865, and Sarah Pratt McLean Greene (aka Sally McLean) wrote 3 or 4 Cape Cod novels, of sorts, before Joe Lincoln began (I didn't care for Cape Cod Folks (1881), but Flood-Tide (1901), has some interesting dialog.) Maria Louise Pool published Sand 'N' Bushes in 1899.

    Perhaps building on Lincoln's success, James A. Cooper (a pseudonym) wrote several books from the 1910s to 1930s, with characters, dialog and situations similar to Lincoln's. Charles W. Burton wrote the humorous Cap'n Bailey and the Widder Dyer in 1930. Sarah Ware Bassett wrote many Cape Cod books from the 1930s to 1950s, but I've only read one, so far; her Son of the Sea (1939) is a trivial romance. Phoebe Atwood Taylor wrote more than 2 dozen murder mysteries in the 1930s to 1950s; The Crimson Patch (1936) is far-fetched but amusing. During Lincoln's era many authors wrote Cape histories, poetry, folk-tale collections, children's books, and other novels.

    Lincoln wrote many short pieces for popular magazines, especially early in his career, which he often reworked into his book chapters and verse collections. In the 1920s and 30s he did the reverse: several books were serialized. A nice feature of the magazine stories is that they are usually more profusely illustrated than their book equivalents. The down side is that they cost considerably more to collect, due to those pictures, interesting ads and covers, and the other stories and articles.

    The Chatham Historical Society has synopses of papers delivered at its 2004 Lincoln conference, and is preparing a revised comprehensive periodical bibliography. Lincoln was so prolific, and apparently kept so few business records, that this is a real chore.

    For context, I have posted  Nason's 1874 descriptions of the Cape towns, and Nason and Varney's descriptions of each town and county in Massachusetts in 1890 (Cape Cod is Barnstable County, and Martha's Vineyard is Dukes County). And also the Cape and Islands' sections of Hayward's 1839 New England Gazetteer, and Fowle and Fitz's 1845 children's geography. And Enoch Pratt's 1844 history of the Nauset towns.

    The list below seems to include all the book titles, but probably not all the publishers and editions.  "Edition" is largely a misnomer here, since nothing changed in most of the books. Most were best-sellers, reprinted several times, and I have finally posted Edwin Geauque's 1974 pamphlet with details of U.S. publication history. Several books were also published in Canada and Britain, and I've seen one Finnish title, Kapteeni Warrenin holhokit. It is unclear to me, and apparently to the librarians, which of the library listings that leave out the illustrators and extended titles are separate publications.  I have tentatively decided that the Appleton editions were always illustrated, when any edition was, and the Burt editions usually were.
The dates given are usually the copyright date, rather than actual printing or publication date, because that's what is given by the secondary publishers' editions. Corrections welcome.

    Albert Brandt published Lincoln's first book, Cape Cod Ballads, and A. S. Barnes published Lincoln's first 4 novels. D. Appleton and its successors was the initial publisher and copyright holder for most of his later books,  while A. L. Burt seems to have been a secondary publisher of similar quality editions, and they both reprinted the earlier books. At least some of the Newnes, Grosset & Dunlap, Blue Ribbon and Triangle editions are discount book-club type versions on cheap paper and without illustrations. Collectors pay extra now for the dust jackets, but some of those were on the books with otherwise boring covers, while I prefer the editions that had colored pictures as part of the cover. Grosset & Dunlap used the same dust jacket  illustration for several books in the 1910s, changing only the title. TheCap'n Eri
              dustjackketRise of Roscoe Paine dustjacket Shavings
              dustjacketMr. Pratt's Patients dustjacketThanfull's
              Inheritance dustjacketCoward-McCann edition of Blair's Attic has end papers by NC Wyeth, and people pay extra for that. Books from a given publisher varied in cover cloth and text color, and in the cover art.  I have a page showing many of the book covers and dust jackets.

    About half of Lincoln's books are available for free download, mostly from Project Gutenberg (a wonderful source for thousands of books on-line). I have posted the complete Cape Cod Ballads, May 2004. The set from AJohns is particularly nicely scanned and formatted. As for real hardcover books, you can pick up many of them at eBay.com for $2-$10, or from the used-book sellers group, Abebooks.com, for somewhat more (but you can search around the world there for specific titles and publishers).  I have several for sale. It makes no sense to me, but the major on-line book sellers are now offering several of them as reprints, from IndyPublish.com, at $90-$100.

    I am honored to be a source for Lincoln information, but if you're going to quote me, please acknowledge CapeCodHistory.us. Please send additions and corrections to webmaster[at]capecodhistory.us.


Alphabetical list of Joseph C. Lincoln's books, with publishers and dates:
 
A. Hall & Co. / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York, London: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1938.
   
Appleton-Century also made a plainly bound but gilt edged edition, labeled XXXVII on the olive spine.
__________ . / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1938
    Serialized in Grit, 1930.

All Alongshore / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York : Coward-McCann, ©1931.
__________ . / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York : A.L. Burt
__________ . / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart
__________ . Cape Cod Characters / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York, Blue Ribbon books [1941].

The Aristocratic Miss Brewster / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York ; London : D. Appleton & Co., 1927.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York : A. L. Burt company, [1929].
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto : George J Macleod, 1927.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London : Hodder & Stoughton, ----.
    Serialized in Pictorial Review, 1927

Back Numbers / Joseph Crosby Lincoln. New York: Coward-McCann, ©1933.
____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A. L. Burt company, 1933.

The Big Mogul / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London : D. Appleton & Co., 1926.
____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York : A.L. Burt, ©1926.
____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto : George J Macleod, Ltd, 1926.
    Serialized in Collier's Magazine, 1926.

Blair's Attic / Joseph C. Lincoln and Freeman Lincoln; end papers by N.C. Wyeth. New York : Coward-McCann, 1929.
____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln and Freeman Lincoln. New York, A. L. Burt, 1929.
____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln and Freeman Lincoln. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1926.

Blowing Clear / Joseph Crosby Lincoln. New York : D. Appleton, 1930.
    Appleton also made a plainly bound but gilt edged edition, labeled XXXI on the olive spine.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Triangle Books, ©1930 [1943].

The Bradshaws of Harniss / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London : D. Appleton-Century, 1943, 1944.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; Grosset & Dunlap, 1943

Cape Cod ballads, and other verse / Joe Lincoln; with drawings by Edward W. Kemble. Trenton, NJ: Albert Brandt, 1902.  
*** full text ***

__________ / Joe Lincoln; with drawings by Edward W. Kemble. New York and London: D. Appleton and Co., ©1910, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1928. The 1928 publication was for Appleton's Dollar Library. Also sold in a boxed gift set with Our Village.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with drawings by Edward W. Kemble. -----; Roth Publishing, Oct 1977. isbn: 0896090248

Cape Cod Stories / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A.L. Burt, 1912 (©1907). Published originally as The "Old Home House". My review.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Hyannis MA: Wake-Brook House, 1972. "in a distinctive hand-crafted binding using varied fabrics"
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Mattituck NY; Amereon Ltd, June 1976; library binding, isbn: 088411791X (Reprint of 1907 Edition)
Cape Cod Stories: Or the "Old Home House" / Joseph C. Lincoln. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Fredonia Books, Jan 2001; paperback, isbn: 1589630009

Cape Cod Yesterdays. / Joseph C. Lincoln; with pictures by Harold Brett. Boston: Little, Brown & company, 1935, 1955. There are special editions of this: Chatham, 1935, and Vacation, 1937.
 __________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with pictures by Harold Brett; Avon CO ; Literary Guild, ©1935.
 __________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with pictures by Harold Brett; Garden City NY: Blue Ribbon, 1939 (©1935).

Cap'n Dan's Daughter / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York ; London : D. Appleton and Co., 1914.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with 3 illustrations by J. Henry. New York: A. L. Burt Co., 1914.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto: MacLeod & Allen, 1914.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, ----. illustrations?

Cap'n Eri : a Story of the Coast / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by Charlotte Weber. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1904, 1905, 1909, 1912.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by Charlotte Weber. New York: D. Appleton, 1920, 1924.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by Charlotte Weber. New York: A. L. Burt Co., ©1904.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London: Hodder & Stoughton, ©1920. illustrations?
__________/ Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, ©1904, 1931 reprint.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Mattituck NY: Amereon Ltd, 1976. library binding, isbn: 0884117928
review note

Cap'n Warren's Wards / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by Edmund Frederick. New York; London: D. Appleton and Co., 1911, 1912, 1924, 1926. review
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrations by Edmund Frederick. ©1913, New York: A. L. Burt Co.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto : MacLeod & Allen, 1911.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1911. no illustrations.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London : George Newnes Ltd, 1925. "The book has no illustrations... it is in the Newnes Ninepenny Novel' series, a cheap, no-frills series." - note from Brimstones, Barcombe, East Sussex, UK
Kapteeni Warrenin holhokit
/ Joseph C. Lincoln. Finnish, the only non-English book of Lincoln's that I know of.  No publisher, city or date listed. This is from the National Union Catalog, Pre-1946 Imprints.

Christmas Days / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by Harold Brett. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1938. There are also special editions of this: edition of 1000, signed by both author and illustrator, in slipcase; edition bound in red morocco, marbled boards, green leather insets with floral designs. Christmas Days: A Cape Cod Story is the title as printed on just the dust-jacket of some (or all?) editions.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by Harold Brett. Mattituck NY: Amereon Ltd., ----. isbn: 0848826515

Cy Whittaker's Place / Joseph C. Lincoln; with illustrations by Wallace Morgan. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1908, 1909, 1910.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto : McLeod & Allen
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1923].
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with illustrations by Wallace Morgan. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1908. Cover paste-in variants: gambrel-roofed house with picket fence, hillside with distant houses.

The Depot Master / Joseph C. Lincoln, four illustrations by Howard Heath. New York; London: D. Appleton and Co., 1910.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; four illustrations by Howard Heath. New York : A. L. Burt Co., [1910], ©1912.

Doctor Nye of North Ostable : A Novel / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York ; London : D. Appleton and Co., 1923, 1924.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A.L. Burt Co., 1923.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto : George J MacLeod, ----.

Extricating Obadiah / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by Walt Louderback. New York; London: D. Appleton and Co., 1917. my review
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A. L. Burt Co., 1917.  +/- illustrations?

Fair Harbor. A novel / Joseph Crosby Lincoln. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1922.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A.L. Burt. 1922.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Sun Dial Press, 1942 reprint.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. ---- : Center Books, 1942.
    Serialized in Ladies' Home Journal, 1922.

Galusha the Magnificent : A Novel / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London : D. Appleton and Co., 1921.
    This was published in London by Appleton as The Magnificent Mr. Bangs.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; A.L. Burt, 1921.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1921.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto: George J MacLeod, 1921.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; Appleton-Century, 1939.

Grandpa / Joseph C. Lincoln. 1918. Published in paper covers for the Red Cross.
    Nothing seems to be known about this play, which I find very peculiar, since, according to the Geauque bibliographic price list, it was widely distributed to promote contributions.

Great-Aunt Lavinia / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1936.
   
Appleton also made a plainly bound but gilt edged edition, labeled XXXV on the olive spine.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, ©1936.

Head Tide / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York : London: D. Appleton and Co., 1932.
_________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A. L. Burt, 1932.
_________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Triangle #406, 1942.

The Joseph C. Lincoln Reader / Edited and with an introduction by Freeman Lincoln. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1959.  Introduction

Joseph C. Lincoln's Essential Cape Cod Reader / Nathaniel Wolfgang-Price, editor; Priscilla Dalrymple, foreword. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2006
    "In this new collection, readers will find 18 ballads, seven short stories and one full-length novel."

Kent Knowles: Quahaug / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by J.N. Marchand. Toronto: McLeod & Allen, 1914.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by J.N. Marchand. New York; London : D. Appleton and Co., 1914.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London : D. Appleton and Co., 1914. +/- illustrations
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London : A. L. Burt, 1914. +/- illustrations
Kent Knowles / Joseph C. Lincoln. London : George Newnes, ----. no illustrations.

Keziah Coffin / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrations by Wallace Morgan. New York; London: D. Appleton, 1909, 1910.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; 8 illustrations. New York : A.L. Burt, 1909.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1909, c1938.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1920s]. illustrations?

The Magnificent Mr. Bangs. / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London : D. Appleton and Co., 1921. This is the British edition of Galusha the Magnificent. 1921 review

The Managers; a comedy of Cape Cod. / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York, London: D. Appleton and Co., 1925. (From the series Appleton Short Plays, this being #13) This also appeared in The Appleton book of short plays / K. Nicholson, editor, 1926, pages 1-34.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. pirate edition, 1972.
Baggia Press, East Bridgewater MA. red cover instead of original blue. My copy does not identify the publisher or date, and Baggia is identified on some, so there are apparently multiple reprintings.

Mary-'Gusta / Joseph C. Lincoln; frontispiece by H.M. Brett. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1916, 1917.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by H. M. Brett. New York: A.L. Burt, [1916], [1918].

Mr. Pratt : A Novel / Joseph C. Lincoln; frontispiece by Horace Taylor. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1906, 1907, 1908.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; frontispiece by Horace Taylor. New York: A. L. Burt Co., ©1906 [1911], [1920].
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: D. Appleton, [1928].

Mr. Pratt's Patients / Joseph C. Lincoln; with 4 illustrations by Howard Heath. New York, London, D. Appleton and Co., 1913.
________________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; illust Howard Heath. New York: A. L. Burt Co., [1913], [1915].
________________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London: George Newnes Ltd., ----. no illustrations (?)

The New Hope / Joseph C. Lincoln and Freeman Lincoln. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1941.
____________ /
Joseph C. Lincoln and Freeman Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1941.

The "Old Home House" / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A.S. Barnes & Company. 1907, 1910.
________________ / Joseph C. Lincoln.  New York: D. Appleton. [1930]
    This was republished as Cape Cod Stories. see above.

Our Village / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by John Newton Hewitt. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1909, 1921.
    An edition was sold in a boxed gift set with Cape Cod Ballads. I believe Burt also published it. My copy does not identify the illustrator.

Out of the Fog / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1940.
____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, ©1940.

The Ownley Inn / Joseph C. Lincoln and  Freeman Lincoln. New York: Coward-McCann, 1939.
_____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln and  Freeman Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939.
    Serialized in Grit, 1941.

Partners of the Tide / Joseph C. Lincoln;  illustrated by Charlotte Weber and John Rae. New York: A. S. Barnes & co, 1905.
_________________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with illustrations. New York: A. L. Burt, [1905], [1906], [1920].
_________________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with illustrations. New York:  D. Appleton, [1920]. illustrations assumed
_________________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with illustrations. New York: Appleton-Century, 1940.
_________________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London : Hodder & Stoughton, ----. illustrations?
_________________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York, AMS Press, [1969]. isbn: 0404039871

Payment Deferred / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; Coward-McCann, 1931. "500 printed for members of the American Book Trade & signed by the author." This is the same 32 page "Payment Deferred" that is the first chapter of All Alongshore. full text

The Peel Trait / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1934.
____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1944.
____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Triangle Books, 1944.

The Portygee: A Novel / Joseph C. Lincoln; frontispiece by H.M. Brett. New York; London: D. Appleton and Co., 1920.
___________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; Toronto: George J. MacLeod, 1920.
___________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York ; A.L. Burt, 1920.
___________ (The Bestsellers of 1920) / Joseph C. Lincoln. ____; Classic Books, May 2000; library binding, ISBN: 0742613526
___________ (The Bestsellers of 1920) / Joseph C. Lincoln. ____; Classic Books, April 2001; paperback, ISBN: 0742663523

The Postmaster / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London: D. Appleton and Co., 1912, 1928.
_____________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with 4 illustrations by Howard Heath. New York: A. L. Burt, [1912], [1918].

Queer Judson / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1925.
___________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A.L. Burt, [1925]. My review
     Serialized in Ladies' Home Journal, 1925.

Rhymes of the Old Cape / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by Harold Brett. New York: London : D. Appleton-Century Company Inc., 1939. The only Lincoln book that seems to have just one publisher.

The Rise of Roscoe Paine / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London: D. Appleton and Co., 1912.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; with 4 illustrations by Edmund Frederick. New York: A. L. Burt,  1912.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; 4 illustrations by Edmund Frederick. Toronto : MacLeod & Allen, 1912.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; ? illstrations. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1912.

Rugged Water / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; London: D. Appleton and Co., 1924, 1925. my review
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A.L. Burt, [1924], [1926].
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto: George J MacLeod, 1924.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1924].
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Triangle Books, 1942.
    Serialized in Country Gentleman Magazine, 1924.

"Shavings": A Novel / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by H.M. Brett. New York; London: D. Appleton and Co., 1918, 1919, 1920.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A.L. Burt Co. [1918], [1920]. no illustrations
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto : George J MacLeod Ltd, 1918.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 19--.
 __________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York; Grosset & Dunlap, ©1918. no illustrations. orange cover, whimsical design in black. also, white on bright blue cover.

Silas Bradford's Boy / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York, London, D. Appleton & Co., 1928.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A. L. Burt co., [1928], [1930].

Storm Girl / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York ; London : D. Appleton-Century Co., 1937.
    A  New Zealand bookseller offers a version stamped "Overseas Edition. A".
Appleton also made a plainly bound but gilt edged edition, labeled XXXVI on the olive spine.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Grosset & Dunlap,___.
__________ / Joseph. C. Lincoln. Mattituck NY; Amereon Ltd., 1976. ISBN: 0884117936

Storm Signals / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York ; London : D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935.
   
Appleton also made a plainly bound but gilt edged edition, labeled XXXIV on the olive spine.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Triangle Books, ©1935, 1943 reprint.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: A.L. Burt/ Blue Ribbon, © 1935.

Thankful's Inheritance / Joseph C. Lincoln; illustrated by H.M. Brett. New York ; London : D. Appleton and Co., 1915.
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln; New York, A. L. Burt company, [1915], [1918].
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, [1915]. no illustrations

The Woman-Haters : A Yarn of Eastboro Twin-lights / Joseph C. Lincoln, with 4 illustrations by Howard Heath. New York ; London : D. Appleton and Co., 1911, [1925].
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln, with 4 illustrations by Howard Heath. New York, A. L. Burt. 1911, [1913].
__________ / Joseph C. Lincoln. Toronto : McLeod & Allen, 1911. illustrations?
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Reviews
mine:
Cape Cod Stories
Cap'n Eri
Cap'n Warren's Wards
Extricating Obadiah
Queer Judson
Rugged Water
The Woman-Haters
Joe Lincoln of Cape Cod

others:
Mr. Pratt. 1906. Los Angeles Times (the LAT reviews are all in one file)
A Petticoat Pilot. 1918. (movie) Los Angeles Times
The Magnificent Mr. Bangs. 1921. The Bookman
New York Times, Out of the Fog, The New Hope, The Bradshaws of Harniss, with short notes on several others
notices in the Chicago Daily Tribune
Bradshaws of Harniss 1944

Movies
Except for Cy Whittaker's Ward and Partners of the Tide, I don't know whether these still exist.

Cy Whittaker's Ward / Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; director, Ben Turbett; scenarist, Sam Greiner. United States : George Kleine, 1917.
It's not clear how this relates to Lincoln's books, since this is not exactly the title of any (JCL wrote Cy Whittaker's Place and Cap'n Warren's Wards, but not Cy Whittaker's Ward.)
The Library of Congress has a copy of Cy Whittaker's Ward. I looked into having a copy made: Library of Congress is quite willing to do it, with no restrictions on further reproduction, but it would cost about $1000, so I passed. Several other movies are listed in the Rex biography, Prolific Pencil, but not this one.
From Prolific Pencil and Guardian filmography:
Partners of the Tide: Eastern Film Corp., Providence RI, 1916. Filmed in the Providence area, starring a Mr O'Neill and Mr Swenson
The Rhode Island Historical Society has this film (or the 1921 version?).
Tea and Toast (based on The Post-master): 1913, with William Wadsworth, Alice Washburn, Gertrude McCoy

MartinPetticoat Pilot (based on Mary-'Gusta): Paramount Pictures, Feb 20, 1918, 5 reels, starring Vivian Martin and Theodore Roberts
    LA Times short note.

Partners of the Tide: Irvin V. Willat Productions, distributed by the WW Hodkinson Corp., Mar 1921, 35 mm in 7 reels, starring Jack Perrin and Marion Faducha, Gordon Mullen, Daisy Robinson, JP Lockney

Rugged Waters: Famous Players-Lasky Corp., distributed by Paramount Pictures, Aud 17 1925, 35 mm, 6 reels, starring Lois Wilson, Wallace Beery, Warner Baxter, Phyllis Haver. This was the only one to actually pay royalties to Lincoln. Chicago Tribune review

No Trespassing (based on The Rise of Roscoe Paine): Holtre Productions, distributed by WW Hodkinson Corp., Jun 11 1922, 35 mm, 7 reels, starring Irene Castle, Ward Crane, Howard Truesdale, Eleanor Barry, Emily Fitzroy

Idle Tongues (based on Doctor Nye of North Ostable): Thomas H Ince Corp., distributed by First National Pictures, Dec 21 1924, 35 mm, 6 reels, starring Percy Marmont, Doris Kenyon, Claude Gillingwater, Lucille Ricksen, David Torrence
"Filmography", from The Guardian/ The Observer Film Unlimited, lists Cap'n 'Eri, A Petticoat Pilot, No Trespassing, Idle Tongues, Rugged Water, and Tea and Toast, with more details.
Cap'n Eri
The Washington Post, 4 Aug 1935, p. B8. A literary miscellanea column by Theodore Hall included this: 
"Young novelists who get ambitious and impatient at once, and find it somewhat easier to crawl through a needle's eye than to sell their novel to the movies, should take heart from the experience of Joseph C. Lincoln. He has just sold the film rights to "Cap'n Eri," his first novel, published just 31 years ago."
Apparently nothing came of the project then.
The Golden Boys, first released as Chatham (based on Cap'n Eri): 2008 IMDB  RottenTomatoes  
Dern, Torn,
                    Carradine in Golden Boys The Lightkeepers, 2009
Julie Harris cemetery scene in
                  Golden Boys
Julie Harris, photo from Cape Cod Chronicle
Daniel Adams,
                  criminal and bad director
Daniel Adams
 filming in 2007 Chatham, the movie 
"A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage. The film is an adaptation of the Joseph Lincoln novel Cap’n Eri.

Chatham was directed by Daniel Adams, and starred Mariel Hemingway, Christy Scott Cashman, Charles Durning, Rip Torn, Bruce Dern, and David Carradine. The cast included singer/songwriter, Jonathan Edwards, as Reverend Perley. He also wrote the music and scored the film. Peter Boyle was to appear in this film but passed away on December 12, 2006, before filming began.

Filming began on location at the train depot in Osterville, Massachusetts in March, 2007. Other locations included Strong Island in Pleasant Bay, Chatham, and the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, now in Provincetown.

The IMDB reviews were mixed to fairly positive, those in RottenTomatoes mostly negative.. I thought it was pretty awful when I finally saw it in 2010. My disparagement, as I recall a year later, is similar to one of the IMDB reviews--that despite the old clothes and some brief exteriors, I did not get a feel that it was set in a small coastal town in 1905. I thought all the main characters seemed far too young and fit for the roles (though they weren't in fact young). Mariel Hemingway may have been the right age, but she's a beautiful actress, not a good-looking, competent, middle-aged mariner's widow. "Ultimately they couldn't decide between romance and comedy, so did neither well. Was it going to be Grumpy Old Men or On Golden Pond." The side romance was poorly integrated into the main story. The storm, shipwreck and rescue scene was horribly cheesy.

Trailer.
The Lightkeepers, based on The Woman-Haters: A Yarn of Eastboro Twin-lights, 2009 IDMB

"Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer."
Director and writer: Daniel Adams
Stars: Blythe Danner, Richard Dreyfuss and Mamie Gummer

The treacley preview did not appeal to me. The movie was tolerable. Still photos from RottenTomatoes show Race Point Light, I think.

Shallow Lightkeeper premiere interviews by Maximo at Youtube with Adams, Dreyfuss, Maggie Wagner, Gunner Wright, Kat Kramer, line-upWGBH interview with Adams about The Golden Boys, 5 Nov 2008.  Richard Dreyfuss talks up The Lightkeepers.

Daniel Adams, the director, pled guilty in Apr 2012 to tax fraud related to The Golden Boys and The Lightkeepers. He had received several million dollars in tax credit from Massachusetts for the movies, but the claims were largely fraudulent. He stiffed many of the businesses on the Cape. He was also accused, in Aug 2012, of fraud by an investment company funding his production of a movie based on the TV series "Big Valley."
Wikipedia  IMDb   fraud articles [to be done]

  Magazine and book pieces
    Lincoln published at least 200 poems, stories and serial sections in magazines. The Chatham Historical Society was working on a comprehensive bibliography of those, circa 2000. The magazines include at least:  Ainslee's Magazine,  American Home March, American Magazine, Appleton's Magazine, Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Collier's Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Country Gentleman, Country Life in America, Current Literature, Delineator, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Elliot's Magazine,  Everybody's Magazine, Golden Book, Good Housekeeping, Good Literature, Grit, Farm and Home, Harmsworth London Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Weekly, Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan, Housewife,  Ladies Home Journal, League of American Wheelmen Bulletin,  McClure's Magazine, Mumsey's Magazine, New England Magazine, The Owl, Peoples Home Journal, Pictorial Review, Popular Educator, Popular Magazine, Popular Pulp Magazine, Puck, RedBook, Saturday Evening Post, Success Magazine,  Washington Post, Women's Home Companion. These are mostly U.S. magazines—I have little information on foreign publication. His poems were distributed by the American Press Association and widely published in newspapers.

The Way of Business. Everybody's magazine, vol. 22, pages 60-69, July 1910.

In addition, some poems and stories were included in book collections, including:

The Seer and the Servant / Joseph C. Lincoln. in Among the Humorists and After Dinner Speakers. A new collection of humorous stories and anecdotes. Vol. III. Selected and arranged by William Patten (1868-1936). New York: PF Collier & Son. 1909. pp. 3-22  full text

The Hero and the Cowboy / Joseph C. Lincoln. in The Boy Scouts Book of Stories. edited and with introduction by Franklin K. Mathiews, illustrated by Walt Louderback. New York & London: D. Appleton and Co. 1919. pp 265-

The Pie and the Past / Joseph C. Lincoln. in Marriage. Short Stories of Married Life by American Writers. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1923 (also published by Doubleday & Page)  pp 314-325  full text

Ogden Williams and the Johnny-Cake / Joseph C. Lincoln. in 28 Humorous Stories, Old and New, by Twenty & Eight Authors. edited by Ernest Rhys and C. A. Dawson-Scott. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1927. pp 1-23 (from The Depot Master)

The Mare and the Motor / Joseph C. Lincoln. in 1948 Sea Story Anthology. no editor listed. New York: Street & Smith. 1948. pp. 101-105 (appeared earlier in The "Old Home House" / Cape Cod Stories)

Mary-'Gusta Keeps a Secret / Joseph C. Lincoln. in Life and Adventure. J. C. Bates and Lorne Pierce, editors. Ryerson Press. 1955, 29th printing.
    This is a Canadian English literature textbook. I have no further information on printing dates and editions.

"The Cod-Fisher," "The Surf Along the Shore" and "Little Bare Feet" / Joseph Lincoln. in  East of America. a selection of Cape Cod poems. edited by John V. Hinshaw, drawings by Richard Fish. Chatham Mass.: Chatham Press, 1969. pp. 12-15

"The Cod Fisher" and "Fish Weirs" / Joseph C. Lincoln. in A Place Apart: A Cape Cod reader. edited by Robert Finch. New York: W.W. Norton, 1993. p 145 and p 85-88
    This looks like an excellent compilation, which I haven't had time to read yet. I'd had thoughts of putting together a compilation myself, then saw this, which has several of the things I'd been thinking to include.

"The Life-Saver" / Joseph C. Lincoln. in 2006 Mariner's Book of Days. Peter Spectre, editor. (from Cape Cod Ballads)

Songs and plays

Joe Lincoln wrote the lyrics to Susan Van Doozen, with a tune by Henry Shepherd, copyright 1903. Publisher: W. Hutchins.
    This was a poem in Cape Cod Ballads. The score appears in some later songbooks. A wax recording from 1905 is at Syracuse University, and a WorldCat search includes this data:

Publication:    Orange, N.J. :; National Phonograph Co., 1905
Description:    1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 160 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Standard No:    Publisher:      9012; Edison Gold Moulded Record
Abstract:       Comic song. Vocal solo with orchestra accompaniment.
Note(s):        Year of release from "The Edison Phonograph Monthly," v.3 (1905/1906)./ Bob Roberts.

The biography, Prolific Pencil, lists several plays written by Lincoln, but they were apparently not published, except for The Managers and Grandpa.

Cy Whittaker's Place. 1911. Rev. William E. Danforth

   "News of the Theaters. by Percy Hammond. ... A now b'gosh drama called "Cy Whittaker's Place" is being put together in the east for use at the Whitney Opera house after the departure of 'Dear Old Billy' on Sept. 9. It is the product of Joseph Lincoln, a writer unknown to the metropolitan theater and it tells of 'the quaint folk of the Atlantic coast,' presumably in the vicinity of Cape Cod and a lighthouse. An inspection of the play will be made next week, by A. L. Delamarter, the Whitney impresario, who will then decide whether or not it is fit for exhibition at that theater." - Chicago Daily Tribune. Aug 30, 1911. p.4
    "Theatrical Notes. The Rev. William E. Danforth of Chicago has completed a dramatization of 'Cy Whittaker's Place,' a Cape Cod novel by Joseph C. Lincoln. The play will be produced by A. G. Delamater." - New York Times, 9 Oct 1911, p. 11
    "News Notes of Plays and Players... William H. Crane is set to act next season in a play made by the Rev. William Danforth from Joseph C. Lincoln's story of  'Cy Whittaker's Place.'" - Chicago Daily News, 14 May 1911, p. B1
    "Theatrical Notes... A.G. Delamater has engaged Thomas A. Wise to play the leading role in the dramatization of Joseph C. Lincoln's novel, 'Cy Whittaker's Place.'" - New York Times, 9 Dec 1911, p. 13.

Cap'n Warren's Wards, a play in three acts. Frank Howe Jr, from the narrative of the same Joseph Crosby Lincoln. New York: ?, c1915. This is from the National Union Catalog, Pre-1946 Imprints.

   "Theaters. ... The Hettons are making a play from Joseph Lincoln's novel, "Cap'n Warren's Wars" [sic] for Thomas A. Wise." - Chicago Daily Tribune.  Apr 11, 1919; p.21
    "News of the Theaters. ...    William H. Crane announces his recrudescence in a b'gosh comedy by Frank Howe, entitled, 'Capt. Warren's Wards,' adapted from a novel by Joseph C. Lincoln, a novelist."- Chicago Daily Tribune. Dec 7, 1919; p. F2

Shavings, a comedy in three acts dramatized by Pauline Phelps and Marion Short, from Joseph C. Lincoln's story, "Shavings". Published: New York, N.Y., Los Angeles, Calif., S. French; London, S. French ltd., 1930.

This was successfully produced on Broadway. Chicago comment
Cape Cod ballads : a Cape Cod musical of song & poetry. lyrics and ballads by Joseph C. Lincoln, music by Brenda Eskie, stage adaptation by Mitchell Eskie, copyright 1992. From the 1902 Cape Cod Ballads.

ShipLiberty
              ship John W Brown

Liberty ship #3035, Joseph C. Lincoln, was launched June 24, 1944, at South Portland ME. This was one of 2751 Liberty ships built from 1941-1945. 

Non-fiction by Joseph C. Lincoln

I've put the forwards and introductions together in one file, except for the cookbook poem.

Commerce, accounts & finance. 1901-1903. New York, The Accounting press [etc.]

Before Joe became a full-time author he worked for the American Institute of Bankers, a trade group in New York City. I doubt that this is interesting, but who knows?

Brewster Ship Masters. J. Henry Sears, foreword by Joseph C. Lincoln; Yarmouthport  MA: CW Swift, 1906.

An biographical list of  Brewster, Massachusetts-related ship captains engaged in foreign trade in the late 18th and 19th Centuries.  Some entries are brief  notes, including that for Lincoln's father, and others have long anecdotes.
An Old-Fashioned Boy's Christmas / Joseph C. Lincoln. Country Life in America 11:177-183. (December 1906)
What We Cook on Cape Cod. Amy Handy, foreword poem by Joseph C. Lincoln, The Shawme Press, Inc., Sandwich MA, 1916.
A cookbook.
What a German Victory Would Mean. / Joseph C. Lincoln. National Security League, 1918.

A short statement in support of the Allied war effort, condemning German atrocities and totolitarianism.
Some Samples of Yankee Shrewdness / Joseph C. Lincoln.  The American Magazine, July 1919.        
Several anecdotes to put a positive spin on the concept of Yankee shrewdness.
Bab Haskins in Southern Seas. Captain Charlton Lyman Smith, introduction by Joseph C. Lincoln. Cornhill Publishing, Boston & New York. 1922
The Average Man as I See HimJoseph C. Lincoln. The American Magazine, vol. CI (1): 7-9, 118-122. 1926.

The Saving of a Landmark / Joseph C. Lincoln. The Cape Cod Magazine. 1 August 1926
    Joe writes about the importance of historical preservation, and recounts the history of Chatham's Atwood House, which is the headquarters of the Chatham Historical Society.

Eight Bells. Sailors' Snug Harbor yarns and ballads. Frank Waters, foreword by Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1927 title pages, table of contents, poem

A odd and short collection of tall tales, anecdotes and poems from a veteran of the last days of American blue-water sailors. Waters was a fore-mast hand at least part of his life, and his tales are full of vicious crimps, abusive and pinch-penny officers, shanghaied crews and drunken shore leave.

Back Home and Folks Back Home. Eugene Wood, foreword by Joseph C. Lincoln. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935.

Wood was a prolific magazine author, an early role model and friend to Joe Lincoln. His home was Ohio, and his sensibilities were like Lincoln's. notes on Back Home

Ships and Water. Alfred A Dé Lardi, compiler and editor; arranged by Heyworth Campbell: foreword by Joseph C. Lincoln; New York: David McKay Company, 1938

A Cape Cod Sketch Book. Jack Frost, foreword by Joseph C. Lincoln. New York: Coward-McCann, 1939.

Yankee Doodle in a Kettle. by  Joseph C. Lincoln, in  The New England Yankee Cookbook, by Imogen Wolcott, 1939.

 An ode to the best of Yankee cooking (not that there's much competition).

About Cape Cod. Stanley Kelley, foreword by Joseph C. Lincoln; Boston: Thomas Todd Co., 1936.

eBay description: "This book is exactly what the title implies. It is about Cape Cod attractions and retail places. There are many fine retail ads and some of them have photographs of the old establishments. Covers are printed paper over board. A good look back on the retail business on the Cape in the 1930's. 128 pages."

Boston. Yesterday and Today. by the See Boston in 1939 Committee. with Cape Cod--The Right Arm of Massachusetts by Lincoln. 1939.

A toast to Barnstable / Joseph C. Lincoln. in Proceedings of the Tercentenary Anniversry of Barnstable Massachusetts, 1639-1939. 1940
    A short reminiscence of Joe's first trip to Barnstable, in the 1880s.

Sand in Their Shoes. by Edith Shay and Frank Shay. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Includes Clams and Quahaugs by Joseph C. Lincoln, which was originally published in Cape Cod Yesterdays (1935). 1951.

This is a great collection of Cape-related literature from the 1620s to 1940s.


Lincoln wrote newspaper pieces about the tourists coming to the Cape and developers wrecking it, of which I have just this excerpt so far.



Biographies, interviews, and analyses of Lincoln

Many of the interviews are cookie-cutter repeats of the same material, including typos and errors.

Joseph C. Lincoln
  / Critic, 1904. vol. 44 (6):487-489

Joseph C. Lincoln in "New England Humorists" / New England Magazine, 1906. p 683-4

Joseph Crosby Lincoln / Adam C. Haeselbarth. Book News Monthly, 1913. p 417-420.

Joseph Crosby Lincoln / L. C. Hall. Cape Cod Magazine 1 (5)(Sept. 1915), 24-25.

Some of 'Joe' Lincoln's Notions.  / Joyce Kilmer. Boston Herald, 21 Jan 1917.

    I finally found this, and other Boston newspaper clippings about Lincoln, at Boston University's Beebe Library "newspaper morgue."  The Kilmer piece focuses on Lincoln's experience and opinions about "commercial writing."

My Types: An Interview with Joseph C. Lincoln / Charles Francis Reed. The Forum Magazine 59: 219-225 (February 1919.)

The Men Who Make Our Novels / George Gordon. Moffat, Yard & Company, 1919. Chapter 30

Another short description of Joe's life and work.

Joseph C. Lincoln, an appreciation by Hamlin Garland. / Hamlin Garland. New York: D. Appleton, 1921. LC PS3523.I46 Z7, 15 pp.Hamlin Garland

    This is a short biography, comment, and bibliography published in the middle of Lincoln's writing career. Surprisingly, it is not mentioned in the Rex biography. It may be the source for later descriptions of Lincoln's habits, background, and inspirations (or Lincoln may have told the same things to other interviewers). Hamlin Garland was a major regional writer of the same era, from the Mid-West, with a much greater presence on the web than Lincoln has. I scanned the pamphlet owned by the NH State Library.

Joseph C. Lincoln's America / Hildegarde Hawthorne.  D. Appleton, 1921. 12 pp.Hildegarde Hawthorne

1927 edition 16 pp.   

    These are two editions of another pamphlet from his main publisher, with the same basic facts that are in Hamlin Garland's. The later edition even has some of the same illustrations as Garland's, while the first is not illustrated. The source for the 1921 edition is the library at the University of North Carolina, and for the 1927 edition is the library at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Neither pamphlet has a printed publication date, so dating is based on context and on the books referenced and advertised.

Joseph C. Lincoln Discovers Cape Cod / Grant Overton. American Nights Entertainment, pages 321-344. NewYork: D. Appleton & Co., George H. Doran Co., Doubleday, Page & Co., Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923

    This is a good introduction to Lincoln, his background, and his contemporary significance. He wasn’t writing Great Literature, he was very successfully writing humorous stories with some light philosophy. There are several references to other articles about Lincoln, including the Hamlin Garland piece. The book is a joint project of the several publishers, with 22 chapters on their authors. The same title, same author, same year, is listed for Bookman, Sept issue.
Getting into Six Figures / Arnold Patrick. Bookman (Jan 1925.)
A short background piece on Lincoln, mostly repeating his usual life story, but with an emphasis on his various jobs and writing success. "Getting into six figures" means book sales, not dollars, and this is the second of a series by Patrick.
Joseph Lincoln, in Outlines of English and American Literature. An introduction to the chief writers of England and America, to the books they wrote, and to the times in which they lived. William J. Long. 1923. Boston and New York; Ginn and Co.
Joseph C. Lincoln in the Our Family Album section of Ladies Home Journal, July 1925
    This is a feature to personallize the magazine's contributing authors, and Queer Judson was serialized, beginning in this issue.

Joseph C. Lincoln Tells of His Cape Cod Years / May B. Whiting, drawings by Dwight C. Sturges. The Dearborn Independent vol 27 (9): 3, 22 (18 Dec 1926)
    Whiting wants a colorful character, but finds a pleasant, steady, talented workman.

He Puts Cape Cod Folks in Books: Boys from the Cape who have ‘Made Good’ IV; Joseph C. Lincoln / Lavinia Walsh. Cape Cod Magazine and Cape Cod Life 10 (1): 5-6 (15 October 1927).

Joseph C. Lincoln at Home / William Cary Duncan. Better Homes and Garden, September 1940
    Appropriately enough, this story focuses on Crosstrees and its gardens more than on Joe's writing.

Adventure in Living with 'Joe' Lincoln / Alice Dixon Bond. Boston Herald, Sunday 21 Sept. 1941

A light interview of a grand old author in Chatham, and including a promotion of a gala dinner in his honor on 30 Sept 1941.
They Write Novels Together/ Frank Carey. Washington Post, Sunday 7 Dec 1941, p. B4
A short puff, on Joe and Freeman Lincoln's collaboration, with photos.

obits. 1944. New York Times.

Life Calls on a Serious Glamour Girl /  Life Magazine, March 5, 1945. Vol. 18 (10): 118-121

"Life visits a serious glamour girl: Anne Sargent Lincoln, granddaughter of Joseph C. Lincoln. She drives a truck, gives blood, helps at canteen." Big pictures, a little text - pretty girl helps with the war effort in New York City.

Joe Lincoln of Cape Cod / James Westaway McCue. Silver Lake MA: The Cape Cod Publishers, 1949. 76 pp.

    This is a short book, and it reminds me of the "instant books" produced now for newsworthy events. It cribs extensively from the Garland pamphlet or similar sources, then from newspaper and magazine interviews. Review, with Lincoln's opinion of the Cape and its denizens, and a poem: Uncle Hiram's Best Spare Room.
Cape Cod and Joseph Lincoln / Loring Holmes Dodd. in Celebrities at Our Hearthside. Boston: Dresser, Chapman & Grimes. 1959.
Prof. Dodd developed and ran a lecture and performance series for 35 years at Clark University, Worcester, Mass., hosting most of the celebrities at his home. He seems to have been a thoughtful and insightful host, who took notes and published them many years later. The story on Joe Lincoln is nostalgic for "the old Cape," and portrays him as a talkative yarn-spinner.
Introduction to The Joseph C. Lincoln Reader / Freeman Lincoln. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1959
Joe Lincoln's son Freeman wrote a short appreciation of his father in the compilation volume that he edited.

The Realistic Regionalism of Joseph C. Lincoln / Alice P. Kenney.  New-England Galaxy 7 (4): 29-40. 1966

"Cape Cod as presented in the works of Joseph C. Lincoln is discussed in this article which deals with Cape Cod between 1890 and 1910. Pictured is Cape Cod's transition from a center of shipping and fishing to a place to spend a vacation."
Joseph C. Lincoln. Cape Cod's Baedeker. /unknown author. The Cape. March 1967, p 10-11
    Donald Considine was a Lincoln collector, with a a family connection. Shallow, with errors.

Joseph C. Lincoln, W. W. Jacobs, and the Pursuit of Good Humour / Alice P. Kenney.  Journal of Popular Culture 2(4): 649-664. 1968

"Discusses the literary works of Joseph Crosby Lincoln (1870-1944) and W. W. Jacobs (1863-1943), two popular writers during the Progressive era. Unlike most Progressives, who possessed a negative and pessimistic worldview, Lincoln and Jacobs 'deliberately, resolutely and consistently presented the good rather than the evil side...'"
Kenney refers to Lincoln's story, The Realist, 1931, and to Getting into Six Figures, 1925.
Joseph C. Lincoln and the Triumph of the Little Man: A Defense of Popular Culture / Burton J. Greene. Journal of the Ohio Folklore Society 4 (summer): 90-102. 1969
Greene sees Lincoln as a minor literary figure, with characters, plots and situations that were a defense or reinforcement of small-town protestant morality, work ethic and prejudices. I think there is a sophomore-theme, one-note quality to this paper.
Typewriter too simple, so Lincoln used a stub / Barbara Arbo. Cape Cod Times. 1970
There was a centennial celebration of Lincoln's birth in Brewster. The skimpy history is a rehash.
A Proclamation / Brewster Massachusetts Selectmen. Annual Reports, Town of Brewster, 1969. 1970
    The town reclaims Joe during his centennial year.

$tar-Cro$$ed Lovers / Alice P. Kenney. New-England Galaxy 12 (2): 13-24. 1970

"Economic obstacles to marriage in Cape Cod during the 1880's and 1890's as reflected in the writings of Joseph C. Lincoln."

Joseph C. Lincoln. / Henry Beetle Hough. in Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 3: 1941-1945. American Council of Learned Societies, 1973.

Joseph C. Lincoln, Cape Cod Historian / Abigail Ann Hamblen. in New England Homestead, Vol. 142 (3):19-21, 1969 

    A focus on the literature.

Handbook for Collectors of books by Joseph C. Lincoln. with 1974 values / Edwin P. Geauque. Hyannis MA: Wake-Brook House, 48 pp.

    This booklet has brief descriptions of Lincoln's life and the books' plots. There are a few humorous drawings from the books. There is much more detail than I knew before about which US publishers published the books, when, with what covers and dust-jackets and impression indicators. There are comments about condition, desirability and scarcity, and typical retail prices for 1974. This information should lead to some significant revisions above, when I have a chance.


The prolific pencil : a biography of Joseph Crosby Lincoln, Litt. D.
/ Percy Feilitz Rex; edited by Fredrika A. Burrows; with a descriptive bibliography of first editions edited by Stephen W. Sullwold. 1980, Taunton, Mass.: W.S. Sullwold Pub.

    This isn't informative of Lincoln's reasons, significance or philosophy, but it's the most complete description of his life, so far. It does list most of his work, with many undetailed references.
A Joe Lincoln Tribute / Peggy Eastman. in The Cape Cod Times, 23 Jun 1980.

The Cape’s Best Press Agent / George L. Moses. in Falmouth Enterprise, 26 Feb 26 1993.

Cape Prizes Work of Late Novelist / Jeff McLaughlin. in Boston Globe, 12 July 1993.


Memorabilia

   Several post-cards and small prints of Lincoln's Chatham house, Crosstrees, and gardens were published, in sepias, color and garish color from the 1910s to 1940s. A post-card picture of the house has been included in a current wallpaper pattern by Motif of New York. Pictures of his Brewster birthplace are much less common.
    I have a pair of metal book-ends: book shaped, copper colored, one reading Head-Tide, the other The Big Mogul.
    There were 1920s sets of novelty tallys for bridge, featuring well-known authors of the era, including Lincoln. One here notes that he wrote The Aristocratic Miss Brewster.  But Joe was short and plump.
    The small pitcher, featuring Crosstrees, was made in Germany circa 1920.
     In 1984, the Cape Cod Writers Conference issued a glass cup plate to remember Cape Cod Yesterdays.
    Further details welcome.

JCL Brewster house Crosstrees BW
Crosstrees linen
Crosstrees
                        1948
Crosstree
                        photo
garden,
                      sea, windmill
Cockle
                      COve
bridge tally Lincoln bridge
                        tally
Cape Cod
                        Yesterdays cup plate Chatham-JCL pitcher
book-ends
Portraits of Joe Lincoln
JCL 1913
1913
JCL 1921
1921
JCL 1921
1921
JCL 1923
1923
JCL 1932
1932
JCL 1936
1936
Joe and Freeman
Joe and Freeman Lincoln 1941


Bibliography by date

Books and plays listed by first publication date, and known publishers.

 

Cape Cod Ballads, and other verse

Brandt, Appleton, Roth

1902

Cap'n Eri; A Story of The Coast

Barnes, Appleton, Burt, Hodder & Stoughton, Grosset & Dunlap, Amereon

1904

Partners of the Tide

Barnes, Burt, Hodder & Stoughton, Appleton, Appleton-Century, AMS

1905

Mr. Pratt, A Novel

Barnes, Appleton, Burt

1906

The "Old Home House"
(republished as Cape Cod Stories)

Barnes, Appleton
(Burt, Wake-Brook, Amereon, Fredonia)

1907

Cy Whittaker's Place

Appleton, Grosset & Dunlap, Hodder & Stoughton, McLeod & Allen

1908

Keziah Coffin

Appleton, Burt, Grosset & Dunlap, Hodder & Stoughton

1909

Our Village

Appleton, Burt?

1909

The Depot Master

Appleton, Burt

1910

Cap'n Warren's Wards

Appleton, Burt, MacLeod & Allen, Grosset & Dunlap, Newnes

1911

The Woman-Haters; A Yarn Of Eastboro Twin-Lights

Appleton, Burt, McLeod & Allen

1911

The Postmaster

Appleton, Burt

1912

The Rise of Roscoe Paine

Appleton, Burt, MacLeod & Allen, Grosset & Dunlap

1912

Mr. Pratt's Patients

Appleton, Burt, Newnes

1913

Cap'n Dan's Daughter

Appleton, Burt, MacLeod & Allen, Grosset & Dunlap

1914

Kent Knowles: Quahog

Appleton, Burt, McLeod & Allen, Newnes

1914

Thankful's Inheritance

Appleton, Burt, Grosset & Dunlap

1915

Mary-'Gusta

Appleton, Burt

1916

Extricating Obadiah

Appleton, Burt

1917

Shavings: a Novel

Appleton, Burt, MacLeod, Grosset & Dunlap, Hodder & Stoughton

1918

  Grandpa
  American Red Cross
  1918

The Portygee: A Novel

Appleton, MacLeod, Classic, Burt

1920

Galusha the Magnificient : A Novel
  (published in Britain as The Magnificent Mr. Bangs)

Appleton, Burt, Grosset & Dunlap, MacLeod, Appleton-Century

1921

Fair Harbor

Appleton, Burt, Sun Dial

1922

Doctor Nye of North Ostable: a novel

Appleton, Burt, MacLeod

1923

Rugged Water

Appleton, Burt, MacLeod, Triangle, Hodder & Stoughton

1924

Queer Judson

Appleton, Burt

1925

The Managers; a comedy of Cape Cod

Appleton, pirate (Baggia)

1925

The Big Mogul

Appleton, Burt, MacLeod

1926

The Aristocratic Miss Brewster

Appleton, Burt, MacLeod, Hodder & Stoughton

1927

Silas Bradford's Boy

Appleton, Burt

1928

Blair's Attic

Coward-McCann, Burt, McClellan & Stewart

1929

Blowing Clear

Appleton, Triangle

1930

All Alongshore

Coward-McCann, Burt, McClelland & Stewart, Blue Ribbon

1931

Head Tide

Appleton, Burt, Triangle

1932

Back Numbers

Coward-McCann, Burt

1933

The Peel Trait

Appleton-Century, Grosset & Dunlap, Triangle

1934

Cape Cod Yesterdays

Little-Brown, Blue Ribbon, Literary Guild

1935

Storm Signals

Appleton-Century, Triangle, Burt/Blue Ribbon

1935

Great Aunt Lavinia

Appleton-Century, Grosset & Dunlap

1936

Storm Girl

Appleton-Century, Grosset & Dunlap

1937

A. Hall & Co.

Appleton-Century, Grosset & Dunlap

1938

Christmas Days

Coward-McCann, Amereon

1938

Rhymes Of The Old Cape

Appleton-Century

1939

The Ownley Inn

Coward-McCann, Grosset & Dunlap

1939

Out Of The Fog

Appleton-Century, Grosset & Dunlap

1940

The New Hope

Coward-McCann, Grosset & Dunlap

1941

The Bradshaws of Harniss

Appleton-Century, Grosset & Dunlap

1943

The Joseph C. Lincoln Reader

Appleton-Century-Crofts

1959

  Joseph Lincoln's Essential Cape Cod Reader

Schiffer
2006


 


Lincoln information

There is a collection of Lincoln material at the Atwood House, Chatham Historical Society, Chatham MA, with a case of memorabilia on display. The collection is being indexed.

Sturgis Library, Barnstable MA:

Joseph C Lincoln papers. Good biographic intro. Small collection.
Percy Feilitz Rex collection (Lincoln's biographer, 1902-1975)
Captain Joseph Lincoln Papers (Joseph Crosby Lincoln's father, 1825-1870)

Nickerson Library, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable MA, papers of and about Lincoln.

Files of Appleton-Century Crofts, a major publisher of JC Lincoln and many other authors.

    Among my sources for this information: Library of Congress, Brooks Free Library (Harwich MA), Worcester (MA) Public Library, National Union Catalog, Pre-1946 Imprints, and The Prolific Pencil. A biography of Joseph Crosby Lincoln, Litt. D. The US Library of Congress list is extensive, but with some title errors, and it is surprisingly incomplete. Brooks Free Library has a special collection of Lincoln
books, including some books that LC lacks. And I have found other publishers and dates among my own books, on eBay.com, and at Abebooks.com.
    The Brandeis University and Worcester Public libraries and the Inter Library Loan system have been very helpful.
     I'm particularly grateful to my Orleans achoolmate, Robin Smith Johnson, at the Cape Cod Times, for searching through decades of material. And Dick Curry, a long-time reader and collector of Lincoln materials, has been generous with information, and with transcriptions and copies of several stories by and about Joe.


online books, stories and poems:

On this site: several poems by Lincoln, most from Cape Cod Ballads

full text and illustrations of Cape Cod Ballads, 1902 edition.

An Old-Fashioned Boy's Christmas Country Life in America 11:177-183. December 1906

The Seer and the Servant in Among the Humorists and After Dinner Speakers. A new collection of humorous stories and anecdotes. Vol. III. Selected and arranged by William Patten (1868-1936). New York: PF Collier & Son. 1909. pp. 3-22

The Way of Business. Everybody's magazine, vol. 22, pages 60-69, July 1910.

In 1918, the Washington Post had a weekly series,  reprinting stories by  well-known authors.  Joe Lincoln was represented by several from his Old Home House set: His Native Heath, Two Pairs of Shoes, The Antiquers, The Count and the Manager,  The Dog Star, The South Shore Weather Bureau, Jonesy, The Mare and the Motor, The Mark on the Door, The Meanness of Rosy, and The Love of Lobelia 'Ankins.

The Pie and the Past  in Marriage. Short Stories of Married Life by American Writers. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1923

The Managers.

Payment Deferred
1931

The Realist 1931. Alice Kenney saw Lincoln's views on his writing, sources and philosophy reflected in this story.

Many more articles are listed above.



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The Aristocratic Miss Brewster --(Aus)

Mary-'Gusta

Cape Cod Ballads - I thought I was first to post this, but no The Portygee

Cape Cod Stories

The Rise of Roscoe Paine


Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Rugged Water -- (Aus)

Cap'n Eri

Queer Judson -- (Aus)

Cap'n Warren's Wards

Shavings

Cy Whittaker's Place

Silas Bradford's Boy  -- (Aus)

The Depot Master

Thankful's Inheritance

Galusha the Magnificent

The Woman-Haters

Kent Knowles: Quahaug


Keziah Coffin





KnowledgeRush.com
has a link to this page, and a large eclectic collection of free books and background information. J. C. Lincoln
These seem to be the Project Gutenberg texts.

Cape Cod Stories Keziah Coffin
Cap'n Dan's Daughter Mary-'Gusta
The Depot Master Shavings
Galusha the Magnificent The Woman-Haters
Kent Knowles: Quahaug

Books-on-line.com "all books on-line 49000+!!!" as of April 2007
The Lincoln books, at least, are the Project Gutenberg versions.

The Aristocratic Miss Brewster
The Portygee
Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Queer Judson

Cap'n Eri

The Rise of Roscoe Paine

Cap'n Warren's Wards

Rugged Water

Cy Whittaker's Place

Shavings

The Depot Master

Silas Bradford’s Boy

Galusha the Magnificent

Thankful's Inheritance

Keziah Coffin

The Woman-Haters

Mary-'Gusta

 

www.blackmask.com - offering ZIP files and several ebook formats
Cap'n Dan's Daughter,
Cap'n Warren's Wards, Cape Cod Ballads, Cape Cod Stories, Cy Whittaker's Place, The Depot Master, Galusha the Magnificent, Kent Knowles: Quahaug, Keziah Coffin, Mr. Pratt, The Portygee, The Rise of Roscoe Paine, Shavings, The Woman-Haters

www.bookrags.com/ebooks/ has at least Cape Cod Ballads, Cape Cod Stories, Cap'n Dan's DaughterKent Knowles: Quahaug, and Keziah Coffin, but with annoying ads on every page. These are the Project Gutenberg texta

jollyroger.com, a shill for Amazon.com, has links to Project Gutenberg and online literature discussion/rants. This peculiar site makes it very difficult to actually find the books, though.


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