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Title: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: Redwine Cattle on August 22, 2011, 02:17:49 PM
Ok, shorthorn experts... I'm reading a biography of Grover Cleveland, and in it, it talks about Grover's uncle, Lewis F. Allen, and how he was a shorthorn breeder. A quick google search did have Lewis Allen show up in some old shorthorn herd books and it looks like he may have even authored a book on shorthorn lineage. I was wondering if any of you guys had any knowledge of this. I was curious if anything from his line is around today. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: Redwine Cattle on August 22, 2011, 02:35:22 PM
I found a website that will let you download the book that Lewis Falley Allen wrote, "History of the Short-Horns" 1872. It's 300 pages but is pretty interesting and detailed.
http://www.archive.org/details/historyofshorth00alle (http://www.archive.org/details/historyofshorth00alle)
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: r.n.reed on August 22, 2011, 04:25:38 PM
Lewis Allen gathered up the original  US Shorthorn pedigrees that traced to the Coates herdbook in England and recorded and kept records of the offspring and published the herdbooks until they were sold in the early 1880'S to the newly formed American Shorthorn Breeders Association.
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: sjcattleco on August 23, 2011, 08:32:12 PM
I found a website that will let you download the book that Lewis Falley Allen wrote, "History of the Short-Horns" 1872. It's 300 pages but is pretty interesting and detailed.
[url]http://www.archive.org/details/historyofshorth00alle[/url] ([url]http://www.archive.org/details/historyofshorth00alle[/url])


I own 2 copies of that book!!! Every shorthorn breeder should read it do their best to understand it and try to model their programs after the forefathers of the shorthorn breed  that are in the book! They were some very talented men!
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: knabe on October 12, 2020, 02:11:31 PM
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30317166300&searchurl=kn%3Dcattle%2Bbreed%26sortby%3D1&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title13 (https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30317166300&searchurl=kn%3Dcattle%2Bbreed%26sortby%3D1&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title13)
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: Doc on October 12, 2020, 04:43:53 PM
Heath, I sent you a message.
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: redcows on October 12, 2020, 05:29:47 PM
A copy of that book sells this Saturday at the Keystone Autumn Klassic Shorthorn Cattle Sale. You could call Brent Elam
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: mark tenenbaum on October 13, 2020, 07:14:56 AM
I have 2 books both have alot of old photos and some paintings-renditions-50 Years among Shorthorns by Robert Bruce who talks about the first cattle he saw from 1845 on  and pretty much all the shorthorn breeders starting with Booth there are some of the first photo graveurs of Shorthorns ever published in this book  Shorthorn Cattle by Alvin Sanders CA 1908 which is 1000 pages long and covers both the beef and dual cattle The pictures of those big stout milkers that were way thicker than anything ive seen other than beef friesens make the frail milkers of today look like deer and are the link to some of the last of their kind in the US (maybe anywhere that I know of )-the Haumont cattle O0
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: Heritage Shorthorn on October 13, 2020, 09:11:42 AM
Under the Shorthorn Information section of the Heritage Shorthorn Society website (www.heritageshorthorn.org (http://www.heritageshorthorn.org)) there is a comprehensive detailed list of Shorthorn reference books.  Many of these books occaisionaly come up for sale on eBay.  The Heritage Shorthorn Society is constantly adding information to its website and is an excellent place to find historical information on Shorthorns.
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: JPS on October 26, 2020, 02:44:09 PM
I agree with some of the others.  It is a must read book to follow the history of the breed.  I think I have 2 books by him.
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: Heritage Shorthorn on November 20, 2020, 10:14:11 AM
The Heritage Shorthorn Society has received a donation of books authored by Otis L. Fisher from his daughter Susan Cromer.  These are not reprints.  They are brand new original 1993 books that she had stored.  The books are "Shorthorns Around the World" and "The Story of the Milking Shorthorn in the U.S.".  They are available at a very reasonable price in the Store section of the Heritage Shorthorn Society: www.heritageshorthorn.org/store (http://www.heritageshorthorn.org/store).
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: Doc on November 20, 2020, 05:28:29 PM
The Heritage Shorthorn Society has received a donation of books authored by Otis L. Fisher from his daughter Susan Cromer.  These are not reprints.  They are brand new original 1993 books that she had stored.  The books are "Shorthorns Around the World" and "The Story of the Milking Shorthorn in the U.S.".  They are available at a very reasonable price in the Store section of the Heritage Shorthorn Society: [url=http://www.heritageshorthorn.org/store]www.heritageshorthorn.org/store[/url] ([url]http://www.heritageshorthorn.org/store[/url]).


 I've got both of these.
Title: Re: Old Shorthorn Books. Lewis F. Allen
Post by: -XBAR- on December 03, 2020, 08:36:05 AM
Otis fisher- thatís a name havenít heard in a while.  Attempted to contact him for awhile trying to buy the RC prefix. No luck finding anyone.   History of short-horns is a good read-