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publication
1867 Gloucester Telegraph, 10.23.1867
10.23.1867
Newsprint
Gloucester Telegraph

At the dedication of the Town House, speaker, "read the following letter:

To the Selectmen of Gloucester: / Gents: The will of our late Townsman, Fitz. H. Lane, contains this provisioin: / I give to the inhabitants of the Town of Gloucester, the picture of the Old Fort, to be kept as a memento[sic] of one of the localities of olden time; the said picture now hanging in the Reading Room under the Gloucester Bank, and to be there kept until the Town of Gloucester shall furnish a suitable and safe place to hang it. / The original sketch was taken twenty-five years ago, but the boats and vessels introduced are those of a quarter of a century earlier still. The painting was executed in 1859, six years before his decease."

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publication
Constitution of Boston Artists Association
Boston Athenaeum
MSS .S300
no date

includes Lane's signature as member, and lists him as "Painter, Gloucester" on p. 32

publication
Constitution of Boston Artists Association (detail of Lane's signature)
F.H. Lane
Boston Athenaeum
MSS .S300
p.32
no date
manuscript
Harbor East Ward Valuations 1820
City of Gloucester
1820
Harbour East Ward Valuations
Gloucester City Archives.

This tax record from 1820 indicates that his widowed mother was excused from paying taxes because she "supports a lame child."

Lane-Haskell Family Tree
Stephanie Buck
2007
Book Appendix

Sarah Dunlap and Stephanie Buck, Fitz Henry Lane: Family and Friends (Gloucester, MA: Church & Mason Publishing; in association with the Cape Ann Historical Museum, 2007). Appendix G: Family Trees: 164-6.

Sterling silver napkin ring
Inscribed: F. H. Lane, 1862
1 3/4 inch diameter
Cape Ann Museum, Gift of Samuel H. Mansfield

 

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manuscript
Will of Fitz H. Lane
FItz. H. Lane
October 3, 1865
Essex County Probate Records, Volume 424, Leaves 34 & 35

The will disposed of Lane's property (including watch and diamond breast pin), his monetary assets, and gave to the city of Gloucester a painting of the Old Fort. Joseph Stevens, Jr. and T. Sewall Lancaster were named executors. It was signed by Lane on March 10, 1865.

Citation: "Historical Materials." Fitz Henry Lane Online. Cape Ann Museum. http://fitzhenrylaneonline.org/historical_material/index.php?section=Documents+%2F+Objects (accessed March 28, 2017).
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