Nebraska Authors

Albert Watkins

Born 1848-11-16 Worcester (ENGLAND)

Died 1923-11-19
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

An associate of J. Sterling Morton, Morton recruited Watkins to work on the History of Nebraska planned for the Omaha Exhibition of 1898. Watkins became the principal editor, writer and compiler of the three volume project, published 1898-1911. Thereafter he served as Historian of the Nebraska State Historical Society. The Society has a collection of his papers.

Places Lived

Worcester, ENGLAND
Cornwall, ENGLAND
Iowa County, WI
Sioux City, IA
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Nebraska--History; Nebraska State Historical Society--Employees and Curators; Newspaper Editors


Law Degree, 1871, University of Wisconsin


County Superintendent, Iowa County, WI
Newspaper Editor, Mineral Point, WI, 1874-1877
Newspaper Editor, Sioux City Tribune, Sioux City, IA, 1877-1882
Newspaper Publishing partner with General Victor Vifquain, Lincoln Daily Democrat, Lincoln, NE 1882-
Lincoln, Nebraska Postmaster, 1884-1888
From 1892, Receiver, National Banks of Nebraska
1898-1911, Editor and principal author of Morton's 3 volume History of Nebraska
Historian of the Nebraska State Historical Society, 1911-1923

Places Worked

Sioux City Tribune, Sioux City, IA
Lincoln Daily Democrat, Lincoln, NE
United States Postal Service, Postmaster, Lincoln, NE
National Banks of Nebraska
Nebraska State Historical Society



The Evolution of Nebraska.
Illustrated History of Nebraska; a History of Nebraska from the Earliest Explorations of the Trans-Mississippi Region. with J. Sterling Morton, 1907.

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