Nebraska Authors

James Thomas Allan

Born 1831-09-30 Pontiac, MI (USA)

Died 1885-11-20
Omaha, NE (USA)

Omaha, NE (USA)
Prospect Hill Cemetery

Allan was regarded as one of Nebraska's foremost promoters of tree-planting and agriculture.

Places Lived

Pontiac, MI
Princeton, NJ
Bellevue, NE
Omaha, NE
Julesburg, CO
Cheyenne, WY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Horticulture; Agriculture; Nebraska Trees; Forestry; Nebraska Settlers


Pontiac Academy for Excellence, Pontiac, MI
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


Correspondent to many periodicals
Owner of Bellevue Hotel and Herndon House in Omaha, NE
Chief Clerk, Post Office, Omaha, NE

Places Worked

Bellevue Hotel, Bellevue, NE
Herndon House, Omaha, NE
Post Office, Omaha, NE
Union Pacific, Omaha, NE


State Board of Agriculture, Vice President, 1871-72
State Horticultural Society, President, Vice President, and Secretary
American Forestry Association
Nebraska State Historical Society, Founding Charter Member
Nebraska Academy of Science


Prize Essay on Forest Growing. 1873.
Central and Western Nebraska, and the Experiences of Its Stock Growers. 1883.
Nebraska and Its Settlers. 1883.
Forests and Orchards of Nebraska. 1884.
Forest Culture.
Diversified Agriculture, Evergreens and Hardy Plants of the Rocky Mountains.
Nebraska and Its Resources.
Meat Resources of Nebraska.

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