Finding Aid for Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series A


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series A of The Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records contains business and personal correspondence dated 1895 to 1909, predominately incoming correspondence collected and preserved by George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office. Copies of outgoing correspondence, presumably letters written by Biltmore Estate Forest Manager, Dr. Carl Alwin Schenck are included. Series A contains letters from George P. Ahern. Ahern corresponded with Dr. Schenck as the Chair of Forestry at the Military Department of Montana College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. By 1904, Ahern was Captain of the 9th Infantry, in Charge of the Philippine Forestry Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, Forest Bureau. Series A also contains letters from C. C. Andrews. Andrews wrote to Dr. Schenck as Chief Fire Warden for the State of Minnesota. In addition, Series A includes important materials from W. W. Ashe, who was State Forester of North Carolina. In October of 1897, W. W. Ashe wrote to Dr. Schenck, telling of his success in organizing the first North Carolina Forestry Association. Finally, Series A holds many letters from Biltmore Forest School students and prospective students, vendors wishing to sell goods and services, lumber merchants and buyers, persons requesting Dr. Schenck's publications and landowners communicating about the sale of tracts adjoining or within the boundaries of George Vanderbilt's lands.
Contact Information:
The Biltmore Company, Museum Services Department,
Archives Division
1 North Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina
28801 USA
Phone: (828) 225-6300
Fax: (828) 277-3454
URL: http://www.biltmore.comeMail: archives@biltmore.com
Processed by
Stephanie S. Gardner
Date Completed
2002
Encoded by
Stephanie S. Gardner
© 2003 The Biltmore Company. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Title
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series A, 1895-1909, 1895-1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/A
Extent
2 archival storage boxes
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the The Biltmore Company, Museum Services Department, Archives Division.
Restrictions to Access
The Biltmore Company Archives are made available to selected researchers. Use with permission from The Biltmore Company, Asheville, North Carolina.
Acquisitions Information
Correspondence received by Doctor Carl Alwin Schenck during his career as Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager.
Preferred Citation
Series A, 1895-1909, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, The Biltmore Company, Museum Services Department, Archives Division, Asheville, North Carolina
Copyright Notice
The Biltmore Company retains copyright of these materials.

Scope and Content Note

Series A of the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world. C. C. Andrews (Andrews, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1829-1922.) corresponded with Carl Schenck through his position as the Chief Fire Warden, State of Minnesota. His letters contain information on the status of forestry in Minnesota at that time as well as work of the Minnesota State Forestry Board. Mr. Andrews also inquired about the status of forestry efforts in the German states.

George P. Ahern (Ahern, George Patrick, 1859-1942.) wrote to Dr. Schenck in December of 1897, detailing how he became an advocate of forestry conservation. Mr. Ahern was at that time serving as Chair of Forestry and the Military Department of Montana College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. By September of 1904, Ahern was corresponding with Dr. Schenck about his study of the forests of the Philippines while he worked as Captain of the 9th Infantry, In Charge of Philippine Forestry Service for the Department of the Interior, Forestry Bureau, based in Manila, Philippines.

W. W. Ashe (Ashe, W. W. (William Willard), 1872-1932.) was State Forester of North Carolina and a member of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey team. He was based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ashe's correspondence is of particular value in understanding the development of Forestry in North Carolina. In October of 1897, Ashe wrote Dr. Schenck of the discouragement he faced in gaining interest for a North Carolina Forestry Association. He did form such an Association, however; the State Fair that October drew many foresters to Raleigh, NC. Ashe organized a North Carolina Forestry Association with the help of Professor Emery of the North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College. Dr. Schenck was elected Vice-president. W. E. Petty was the President. Ashe became the Secretary and Treasurer.

Collection Organization

Records are filed by correspondent's last name in the case of individual persons. They are filed by company's name for institutions and businesses. It also appears that some clerks preferred to file records by the names of company's managers or agents. Therefore, one organization may be represented in the filing system by several letters depending on the variety of individuals' names within that particular group. In addition, miscellaneous manuscripts are filed in folders carrying a description of the material as a title.

Collection Arrangement

The documents have been arranged alphabetically by correspondents' name, and then, chronologically by date. This organization follows the records' original provenance, in that they were first filed in alphabetical order. It appears the original filing system consisted of placing newer records to the front of older ones, thus keeping working material up-to-date.

Online Catalog Terms

Personal Names
Adams, George L.
Ahern, George Patrick, 1859-1942.
Ashe, W. W. (William Willard), 1872-1932.
Atkinson, George Francis, 1854-1918.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Appalachian National Park Association
Asheville Telephone Company
Asheville Telephone and Telegraph Company
Aston, Rawls & Co.
Brevard Tannin Company
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
North Carolina-Transylvania
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Foresters
Forestry consultants
Forestry law and legislation
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--Management
Forests and forestry--Philippines--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Lumbermen
Materials
business letters
calculations
examinations
personal correspondence
postcards
reports
telegrams

Related Material

Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records Collection | Series B | Series C | Series D | Series E | Series F | Series G | Series H | Series I | Series J | Series K | Series L | Series M | Series N | Series O | Series P | Series Q | Series R | Series S | Series T | Series U | Series V | Series W | Series XYZ | Series Additional Materials

Container List

Box.Folder 1.0001

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1904, non-dated (18 sheets)

This file relates to the Biltmore Forest School, begun by Carl Schenck with the encouragement and support of George Vanderbilt in 1898. The school continued at Biltmore until Schenck's departure in 1909. The file contains letters of inquiry from prospective students and persons seeking general information on Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Materials
business letters
letters (correspondence)
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 1.0002

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1905 - 1906 (16 sheets)

This file relates to the Biltmore Forest School, begun by Carl Schenck with the encouragement and support of George Vanderbilt in 1898. The school continued at Biltmore until Schenck's departure in 1909. The file contains letters of inquiry from prospective students and persons seeking general information on Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Materials
business letters
notes
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0003

Job Applicants, 1896 - 1909 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from individuals seeking employment from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
copies
memorandums
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 1.0004

Letters of Inquiry to Stenographers Advertising in the "Washington Post", February 3, 1909 (11 sheets)

February 3, 1909. Five draft copies of letters of inquiry to stenographers who applied for positions through advertisements in the February 1, [1909] "Washington Post." Two of the letters have clippings with the classified advertisements attached. Dr. Schenck outlined the job's requirements and asked about the applicant's skills in each letter.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Stenographers
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
copies
photocopies

Box.Folder 1.0005

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1896 - 1909 (19 sheets)

Correspondence regarding land sales/purchases. June 18, 1901- W. H. Austin, Law & Collections of Gravett, Arkansas sending deeds procured by Mr. Case. August 14, 1901- W. H. Austin got a deed from Mr. and Mrs. Wixom.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0006

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1897 - 1909 (42 sheets)

Correspondence regarding lumber sales/purchases. This folder has records concerning people and companies as customers or potential customers of Biltmore Lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
copies
lists
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0007

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber , Circa 1896 - 1909 (10 sheets)

Correspondence regarding lumber sales/purchases. This folder contains letters from people and companies selling or wishing to sell lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
copies
price lists

Box.Folder 1.0008

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1899 - 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence regarding Dr. Schenck's services for estimating the values of timber lands.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Materials
advertisements
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 1.0009

Companies Selling School Supplies for Biltmore Forest School, 1899 - 1906 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from companies selling school supplies for Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
invoices
pamphlets
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 1.0010

Materials from Biltmore Forest School, Non-dated (11 sheets)

Materials from Biltmore Forest School. Lists detailing values of weighted courses. Blank examinations of Agriculture. Note of a book's title, author and publisher. Draft examination.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
copies
examinations
lists
notes

Box.Folder 1.0011

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1900 - 1909 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from individuals, corporations and government departments sending literature to Dr. Schenck. March 1909- Letters between Dr. Schenck and John Atkinson of Earlington, KY. Atkinson lists his forestry holdings and lumber purchases. Concerned about forest taxation.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
business letters
copies
form letters
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0012

Inquiries Regarding Passes, 1899 - 1908 (7 sheets)

Inquiries regarding passes. Includes requests for passes and permission to fish. April 26, 1899- J. B. Arledge, Hendersonville Ex Register of Deeds, wants to fish in Looking Glass Creek.

Non-dated- Lizzie E. Ashe [sister of W. W. Ashe?] wants passes to the Estate.

Three letters from Asheville Attorney, Henning F. Adickes Jr., who wants passes to camp and fish.August 6, 1908- Sent checks for himself, General Davidson's and J. W. Sluder's fishing permits. Dr. Cheesborough should have already mailed his check.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Arledge, J. B.
Cheesborough, Thomas Patton, Dr.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 1.0013

People Selling Animals , 1897 - 1905 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from people selling animals.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 1.0014

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1898 - 1902 (26 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the purchase of products or services.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
lists
notes

Box.Folder 1.0015

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1903 - 1904 (24 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the purchase of products or services.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
form letters
invoices
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 1.0016

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1905 - 1909 (19 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the purchase of products or services. October 2, 1905- Evening News Publishing Co. have made positive changes to the "Asheville Gazette-News." They hope Estate will continue patronage.

January 3, 1908- Letter from Atlantic Transport Line New York-London-Direct.

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
The Asheville Daily Gazette
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0017

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1896 - 1907 (10 sheets)

Requests for copies of Dr. Schenck's books and pamphlets. Does not include request for Biltmore Forest School catalogs. Does not include requests from Alfred Akerman.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
business letters
invoices
lists
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0018

Correspondence Concerning Rental Properties, Including Individuals Who Boarded Students of Biltmore Forest School, 1898, non-dated (4 sheets)

Correspondence concerning rental properties, including individuals who boarded students of Biltmore Forest School. See also T. E. Allen.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
advertisements
business letters
calculations
clippings
copies
lists
photocopies

Box.Folder 1.0019

Letter book Correspondence Regarding the John W. Kuykendoll Land Tract on Bent Creek, May 18, 1903 (4 sheets)

Letter book correspondence regarding the John W. Kuykendoll land tract on Bent Creek. May 18, 1903- Letter from Dr. Schenck to Will Sitton, Ranger. Put screens in Mrs. Ronci's door before flies get inside.

May 18, 1903- Letter to John W. Kuykendoll from Dr. Schenck. Sam Lance "bid off" Mr. K's tract for $15 an acre. A. A. Hamlett will survey it.

May 18, 1903- Letter to CM from Dr. Schenck. Have Reed & Vanwinkle search for the title. A. A. Hamlett's map shows the tract inside the Tolliver Lance tract and east of the Stephen Lafayette and Montaville Jones tract.

May 18, 1903- Letter to Surveyor, A. A. Hamlett. Make a survey of the ten acre tract. Note that it also adjoins Merritt Cagle tract.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hamlet, A. A.
Kuykendoll, John W.
Ronci, Joanna
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Sitton, Will
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 1.0020

Correspondence from Employees and Contracted Laborers, Circa 1896 - 1909 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from employees and contracted laborers. May 6, 1907- Anonymous woman asks Dr. Schenck to stop workers from going to Asheville and bringing back whisky for those men who want it.January 16, 1909- Mart Allison wrote that he and Mark Lance assisted Cleat Davis in the capture of Rice and Holder. Davis should divide the $30 award.

March 29, 1909- Description of Accident insurance for Forestry Department employees.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0021

Correspondence from Dr. Schenck Concerning the Forest Fair in the Biltmore Forest, 1908 and 1909 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. Schenck concerning the Forest Fair in the Biltmore Forest.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 1.0022

Groups and Organizations, Circa 1896 - 1909 (28 sheets)

Correspondence to Dr. Schenck from groups and organizations. September 11, 1902- Arbor Day Memorial Association wants subscriptions to erect a Memorial Statue of the Father of Arbor Day.

August 20 1904- Letter from Philip W. Ayres of The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

December 28, 1908- Long letter to Dr. Schenck from John H. Finney, Secretary and Treasurer of The Appalachian National Forest Association. Washington D.C. "I am under the necessity perhaps of explaining in somewhat more detail than may be interesting what our Association stands for." Report on history and goals of the Association.

February - March 1909- Dr. Schenck wants American Lumber Trades Congress to hold their next session at Biltmore.

March 20, 1909- Dr. Schenck will not be able to attend the musical comedy to be given by the Dramatic Society of the Asheville School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Finney, John H.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Arbor Day
Materials
announcements
business letters
certificates
clippings
form letters
lists

Box.Folder 1.0023

Correspondence from [French Broad] Sawmill, Non-dated (8 sheets)

Correspondence from [French Broad] Sawmill. Includes non-dated inventories of the sawmill.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Aston, Rawls & Co.
Corporate Names
French Broad Lumber Mill
Materials
inventories
notes

Box.Folder 1.0024

Letters to Scientific Experts from Dr. Schenck, June 28, 1904 (6 sheets)

Letters to scientific experts from Dr. Schenck. June 28, 1904. Dr. Schenck attempted to contact experts concerning the following: systematic ornithology, entomology, road improvement, hydrography (irrigation) and meteorological observations. Dr. Schenck proposed to meet with the experts when he visited Washington D. C. in early July. Note to entomologist that he experiments with insects destructive to forest trees, especially Pinus Mitis and Pinus Ecanata.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Entomology
Forests and forestry--Irrigation
Meteorology--Observations
Roads--Maintenance and repair
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 1.0025

Correspondence Relating to Community Issues, 1901 - 1909 (11 sheets)

December 3, 1901- Inquiry on the cost per mile of dirt roads through the mountains.

May 18, 1903- George Vanderbilt and a large party will visit Buck Spring Lodge next Friday.

March - April 1909- Dr. Schenck corresponded with Mrs. Nannie Allen about a building for Sunday school services at Avery's Creek. He was willing to make a personal donation to establish the school.

Non-dated "Extract of Specifications for the Improvement of Sidewalks." Includes "Care of Trees."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
Subjects
Mountain roads
Sidewalks
Sunday school buildings
Materials
business letters
copies
notes
specifications

Box.Folder 1.0026

Miscellaneous, 1899 - 1909 (17 sheets)

February 3, 1909- Dr. Schenck tells Robert B. Allen of "Pacific Lumber Trade Journal" that it would be almost impossible to get estimates on standing timber in countries around the world, including Germany. Most countries have poor quality, second growth lumber that can't be compared to America's timber.

There is a non dated list on orange, bumpy paper. It lists months and types of correspondence. It was possibly made to cut and paste as part of a filing system.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Germany
Timber
Materials
announcements
business letters
calculations
copies
notes
visiting cards

Box.Folder 1.0027

Cleveland Abbe Jr., 1904 - 1906 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Cleveland Abbe Jr. U. S. Geological Survey. Washington D.C. He taught a course in Elementary Climatology in the Spring of 1905. June 17, 1906- Wish to visit Dr. and Mrs. Schenck again, though it was not possible at the time. He and his wife were sorry the Forestry School was not doing as well as Schenck wished.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Climatology
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 1.0028

Dr. J. F. Abel, Physician and Surgeon, 1897 - 1903 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. J. F. Abel. Physician and Surgeon. Waynesville, N.C. Seeking employment and passes.

October 1, 1903- Dr. J. F. Abel, a Waynesville, N.C. physician and surgeon, owned land West of the Estate. Wished to cross the boundary line to get his dogs.

October 8, 1903- Dr. Abel does not mind if Dr. Schenck traps or uses poisoned meat, but does not like his dogs being shot when they cross onto the Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Abel, J. F.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Waynesville
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 1.0029

B. B. Abernethy, Manufacturer of Shingles and Laths, 1909 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from B. B. Abernethy, Manufacturer of Shingles and Laths. Connelly Springs, N. C. He sold shingles to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Abernethy, B. B.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Burke-Connelly Springs
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0030

Arthur Abrecht, 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Arthur Abrecht of Philadelphia, PA. He requested information on Biltmore Forest School, to which he was considering sending a young man. One letter is in German.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 1.0031

Alexander Ackerman, 1901 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Alexander Ackerman. Newburyport, Mass. He was a student of Mining Engineering who considered attending Biltmore Forest School. He had to choose between becoming a mining engineer or a forester.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Essex-Newburyport
Subjects
Career choices
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 1.0032

George Adams. President, Brevard Tannin Company, 1902 - 1903 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from George Adams. President, Brevard Tannin Company. Philadelphia, PA., Brevard N.C. and Pisgah Forest, N.C. Appears to have been a personal friend of Dr. Schenck. He purchased wood and bark from Dr. Schenck.

August 29, 1902- Adam's options for the purchase of timber lands. His brother, Edward D. Adams of New York City, knew the New York Vanderbilts and Chauncey Depew.

October 23, 1902- Choosing a location for point of delivery.

September 10, 1903- Spent Saturday on the Deaver Heir Lands with Mr. Deaver. Saw many dead or dying chestnut trees. Why does Dr. Schenck think the trees are dying, and what may be done about it? Directions for piling the wood they purchased. Letter from W. P. Long, General Manager of Brevard Tannin Company.

September 25, 1903- Building a bridge. Contracted with John Patton for wood and bark.

October 2, 1903- Selecting a location for station "Pisgah Forest."

Requests for extra bark.

May 13, 1903- Trying to name Station at Tannin Mill plant, belonging to George Vanderbilt.

September 10, 1903- Letter from W. P. Long. Teamsters doing a poor job of stacking wood. Mr. Reeves not doing his job.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Adams, George L.
Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928.
Long, W. P.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Subjects
American chestnut
Chestnut blight
Vanderbilt family
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence
telegrams

Box.Folder 1.0033

George Adams. President, Brevard Tannin Company, 1904 - 1907 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from George Adams. President, Brevard Tannin Company. Philadelphia, PA., Brevard N.C; and Pisgah Forest, N.C. He appears to have been a personal friend of Dr. Schenck. He purchased wood and bark from Dr. Schenck.

January 14, 1904- Should not be difficult to settle the matter of line fence between George Vanderbilt's and Dr. Allison's properties.

August 6, 1904- Low market for extract. Do not need wood or bark.

December 21, 1904- Would like between 3,000 and 4,000 cords of wood during the coming year. Ask Mr. Long about bark.

August 17, 1906 and September 3, 1906- Wood sold to them is too finely split.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Adams, George L.
Long, W. P.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 1.0034

James B. Adams, United States Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Forestry. Acting Forester, 1903 - 1906 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from James B. Adams, United States Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Forestry. Acting Forester. Washington, D.C.

August 25, 1904- Caleb H. Farnum died while working in the field party of R. C. Hawley. Farnum was injured by a falling log and died after an operation was performed on him.

November 5, 1906- Would like students for work in Arkansas and Ohio.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Adams, James B.
Farnum, Caleb B.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Accidents
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 1.0035

S. Adams & Son, Iron Founders and Machinists, 1907 - 1908 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from S. Adams & Son, Iron Founders and Machinists. Rome, N.Y. They sold a shingle saw to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
S. Adams & Son, Iron Founders and Machinists
Geographical Terms
New York-Essex-Rome
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 1.0036

The Advance Lumber Company, 1908 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from The Advance Lumber Company. Cleveland, Ohio. They wanted to purchase lumber from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
The Advance Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Cuyahoga-Cleveland
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0037

George P. Ahern, Captain 9th Infantry, In Charge Philippine Forestry Service. Department of the Interior, Forestry Bureau., 1897 - 1907 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from George P. Ahern, Captain 9th Infantry, In Charge Philippine Forestry Service. Department of the Interior, Forestry Bureau, Manila. First writing from Montana College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Department of Science and Tactics. Bozeman, MO. Then, writing from Manila, Philippines.

December 22, 1897- Heard of proposed Biltmore Forestry class from Dr. Fernow. Ahern concerned about the forests of Montana. He took a position as Chair of Forestry and the Military Department of the College. Writes about his conversion to an advocate of forest management. Met Mr. Pinchot and two collectors from Biltmore Estate in 1896.

January 18, 1898- Statistics on land ownership in Montana's 26000 square miles of forests. Mill owners look for wood on the Pacific Coast as opposed to managing their own forests. His students are watching timber thieves at work in the mountains. He has eight students, and most of them are very young. "All we need in Montana to-day is to check the fires; + make our timber men cut selected trees.."

February 17, 1898- May be given the basin of Middle Creek through a donation.

July 17, 1901- Visiting Asheville.

September 13, 1904- Writing as Chief of the Forestry Bureau in Manila, Philippines. Needs applicants for appointments there. Asks Dr. Schenck's advice on management of forests in the Philippines. Report on forests and lumbering there.

Need Dr. Schenck's graduates as inspectors.

February 23, 1904- Willie Walb taking an exam for a position in Ahern's Bureau. Assistant Chief, Ralph C. Bryant, on his way to the USA.

"Notification to Students." February 11, 1904, Need young men to take the examination and come work there.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ahern, George Patrick, 1859-1942.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
Asia-Philippines-Manila
Montana-Gallatin-Bozeman
Subjects
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forest management
Forest reserves
Forests and forestry--Montana
Materials
announcements
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 1.0038

Alfred Akerman. State Forester, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and George Foster Peabody Chair of Forestry at the University of Georgia, 1900 - 1908 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from Alfred Akerman. State Forester, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and George Foster Peabody Chair of Forestry at the University of Georgia. Boston, MA. and Athens, GA.

1904 - 1905- Akerman serving as State Forester, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Requests for copies of Dr. Schenck's writings.

Preparing to give lectures at Biltmore Forest School.

April 24, 1907- Dr. Schenck subscribed to "Southern Woodlands."

September 26, 1907- Can offer his course in Forest Policy again in the winter.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Akerman, Alfred
Publications
Southern Woodlands
Geographical Terms
Georgia-Clarke-Athens
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Massachusetts
Materials
business letters
receipts

Box.Folder 1.0039

Rufus D. Alexander, 1897 - 1904 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Rufus D. Alexander. Swannanoa, N.C. September 27, 1899- Received Ash seeds from John Wyatt.

Worked, or applied to work, for Dr. Schenck, but fell ill.

May 4, 1904- Reports he saw Burgin Jones, a somewhat mentally handicapped man, trespassing and cutting wood.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Alexander, Rufus D.
Jones, Burgin
Wyatt, John
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Swannanoa
Subjects
Trespass
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 1.0040

The Alfred Struck Co., 1908 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from The Alfred Struck Co. Louisville, KY. They sold lumber to Dr. Schenck. Includes copies of orders and loading orders.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
The Alfred Struck Co.
Geographical Terms
Kentucky-Jefferson-Louisville
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
copies
lists

Box.Folder 1.0041

T. E. Allen (Forestry Department Employee), 1905 - 1908 (42 sheets)

Correspondence from T. E. Allen (Forestry Department Employee). Non-dated note about Allen's work peeling [bark?].

Lists and ledgers of boarders.

Lists of things he wishes held out of the camp for him, especially beans and butter.

September 5, 1905- List of wood sold by Presnell and Yearwood. Wood was cut on the Garrett land near Stradley School House.

List of wood cut only on the [Benit?] Gap Road.

November 18, 1905- Will help Mr. Rankin grade wood. Payment for Ed Sitton and A. C. Ric[k?]man.

June 22, 1906- Sick note, excuse from Sidney Case.

Non-dated letter from Mrs. W. W. Allen to Dr. Schenck. She and Mrs. T. E. Allen wish to sell lunches, ice cream, cakes and jellies at T. E. Allen's home. Please tell people in the Pink Beds.

Note: There is also a T. J. Allen in this Collection.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Allen, T. E.
Rankin, A.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
calculations
ledgers (account books)
lists
notes

Box.Folder 1.0042

T. J. Allen, 1889 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from T. J. Allen. Spartanburg, S.C. January 5, 1899- Payment plan for his land for $300 in three $100 installments.

January 30, 1899- Received Dr. Schenck's letter saying he does not pay interest on land; but Allen wants $315 in three balances.

February 22, 1899- Postcard. Does Dr. Schenck want the land?

November 20, 1899- Allen writing from Lolo, S.C. Have old deeds of the J. S. Rhodes land.

Note: There is also a T. E. Allen in this Collection.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Allen, T. J.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Spartanburg-Spartanburg
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 1.0043

W. H. Allison, 1900 - 1909 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from W. H. Allison. Brevard, N.C. November 2, 1902- Letter marked "Keep important." Dr. Schenck's suggestions for making payments are okay; notes secured by Biltmore Estate and endorsed by his attorney, W. A. Gash, to draw 6 percent interest.

1903- He and Dr. Schenck purchased elk.

March 3, 1903- Did not move a fence. The Railroad moved a fence between him and Mr. Patton.

February 11, 1904- Will not be able to build a fence for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Allison, W. H.
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
receipts

Box.Folder 1.0044

I. L. Amberg, 1904 - 1908 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from I. L. Amberg. Fletcher, N.C. and Cruso, N.C. March 12, 1904- I. L. Amberg left a gate open on Buck Spring road. He reported he already built the Bowlder Cottage on Pisgah Creek and was doing more building work.

February 15, 1905- "Disgusted with the annual spasmodic efforts of getting the Buck Spring road in passable shape." Proposes either having it declared a public road or sharing maintenance with neighbors.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Amberg, I. L.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Cruso
North Carolina-Henderson-Fletcher
Subjects
Roads--Maintenance and repair
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 1.0045

Dr. Chase P. Ambler. Secretary and Treasurer, The Appalachian National Park Association, 1899 - 1907 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. Chase P. Ambler. Secretary and Treasurer, The Appalachian National Park Association. Asheville, N.C. December 11, 1899- Postcard with meeting announcement. Attached is a red medallion-like sticker reading, "Push the Appalachian National Park Movement."

December 15, 1899- Ambler was the Secretary, Treasurer and Dr. Schenck was a Director of The Appalachian National Park Association. On the reverse sides of the letters are listed the officers of the ANPA.

August 22, 1900- Letter of recommendation for Capt. J. M. C. Valentine.

June 24, 1901- Last session of the State Legislature enacted a law prohibiting fishing and hunting on property without the written consent of the owner. Representative Curtis also secured the passage of an act preventing pollution of streams through saw-dust or mill refuge.

Letter from Elizabeth O. Abbot, Cor. Sec., written on the letterhead of Botanical Society of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania. Outlines the needs for and plans of the ANPA. Asks interested groups and individuals in Pennsylvania to send their $2 membership fee to Dr. Ambler.

July 25, 1907- Appears to regard Dr. Schenck's subscription to the Audubon Society.

October 26, 1907- Considered buying seasoned black walnut from Mr. McEwen.

December 12, 1907- Purchased walnut was of poor quality. Attached is a copy, "Report on Walnut Sold to Dr. Ambler."

Note: See also Groups and Organizations.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Abbot, Elizabeth O.
Ambler, Chase P., Dr.
Curtis, Y. C.
McEwen, John
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
National Audubon Society
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
form letters
lists
postcards
seals

Box.Folder 1.0046

Society of American Foresters, Non-dated (6 sheets)

Correspondence from the Society of American Foresters, Washington, D.C. Non-dated announcements of meetings and events.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Society of American Foresters
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
announcements

Box.Folder 1.0047

American Forestry Association, 1896 - 1909 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from American Forestry Association. Boston, MA and New Haven, CT. March 18, 1896- Form letter from B. E. Fernow, Chairman Executive Committee. Executive Committee plans to establish a professional monthly journal and needs submissions.

December 22, 1903- Letter from Secretary, Edward A. Bowers in New Haven, CT. Hon. James Wilson, also of New Haven, was President at the time.

January 12, 1909- Night message telegrams from Dr. Schenck. He was not able to join the group.

Note: See also Francis H. Appleton.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
American Forestry Association
Geographical Terms
Connecticut-New Haven-New Haven
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Materials
business letters
form letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 1.0048

"American Lumberman.", 1899 - 1909 (31 sheets)

Correspondence from "American Lumberman." Chicago, IL. November 15, 1899- Will publish Dr. Schenck's "About Taxes and Forestry."

October 14, 1901- Will publish information about Biltmore Estate as supplied by Dr. Schenck.

August 15, 1902- Attached letter to the editor from F. Von Hoffmann. "Takes Issue with Mr. Schenck."

January 9, 1905- Advertising rates for five small advertisements.

Editor, J. E. Defebaugh, wants Dr. Schenck's advice on whether to believe claims of excess lumber produced in the Balkan states.

Notes on Dr. Schenck's subscriptions and printed advertisements.

April 1, 1909- Inquiry from "American Lumberman" and answer from Dr. Schenck. "What should constitute standard grade chestnut in the manufacture of caskets?"

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Publications
American Lumberman
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
clippings
copies
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 1.0049

American League for Civic Improvement, American Civic Association , 1903, 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from American League for Civic Improvement, American Civic Association.Philadelphia, PA. November 5, 1903- Requesting Dr. Schenck to renew and possibly increase his subscription.

January 9, 1904- Want a list of Dr. Schenck's friends and neighbors who might join the Association. Includes pamphlet, "What is the American League for Civic Improvement?"

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
American Civic Association
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Materials
business letters
envelopes
pamphlets

Box.Folder 2.0001

American National Bank, Asheville, N.C., 1907 - 1909 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from American National Bank, Asheville, N.C. August 21, 1907- Ordering check books as follows: Biltmore Forest School, C. A. Schenck & Co., Forest Engineers, and C. A. Schenck.

September 21, 1907- Received $1105.50 check, payable on David Rogers' note.

September 29, 1907- David Rogers delivered a $1100 note.

March 11, 1908- Understand Dr. Schenck has no formal power of attorney for George Vanderbilt, but is authorized in George Vanderbilt's annual budget. Would like to see that part of the budget. Questions about Dr. Schenck's loans for Biltmore Estate.

Notes maturing.

February 2, 1909- Drafts of letters from Dr. Schenck including one to the bank. Please write Representative Poe of North Carolina, who is a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, to urge him not to allow the reduction or abolishment of the tariff on lumber. It will damage Southern pines and hardwoods trade by causing an influx of Canadian lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
American National Bank, Asheville, N.C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Lumber trade--United States
Tariff--Law and legislation
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices

Box.Folder 2.0002

American School & College Agency, 1903, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from American School & College Agency. Chicago, Illinois. Requested catalogs for their clients. Includes a form to report on the [Biltmore Forest] school. Includes advertisement, "How to Secure Pupils." Details their services and gives a listing of schools that use them.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
American School & College Agency
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
forms (documents)
pamphlets
postcards

Box.Folder 2.0003

John Anders, 1900 - 1901 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from John Anders. Bowmans Bluff, N.C. He considered purchasing lumber from the Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Anders, John
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0004

C. C. Andrews. Chief Fire Warden, State of Minnesota, 1897 - 1898 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from C. C. Andrews. Chief Fire Warden, State of Minnesota. He was an admirer of Dr. Schenck and his writings.

October 23, 1898- Report on the status of Forests in Minnesota.

October 28, 1898- More on forestry in Minnesota and the impact of taxes when buying forest lands.

November 11, 1898- Report on the status of forestry in Saxony.

December 19, 1898- Received information on forestry of Alsace-Lorraine from Dr. Schenck.

Distributing Dr. Schenck's writings.

December 31, 1898- Questions about Dr. Schenck's remaining official position in the German state of Darmstad[t].

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Andrews, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1829-1922.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Minnesota State Forestry Board
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Hessen-Darmstadt
Minnesota-Ramsey-Saint Paul
Subjects
Forest management
Forests and forestry--Germany
Forests and forestry--Minnesota
Forests and forestry--Taxation
Materials
business letters
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 2.0005

C. C. Andrews. Chief Fire Warden, State of Minnesota, 1899 - 1900 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from C. C. Andrews. Chief Fire Warden, State of Minnesota. He was an admirer of Dr. Schenck and his writings. February 3, 1899- Received Dr. Schenck's information on forestry in the Grand Duchy of Hesee-Darmstadt.

May 16, 1899- Colonel W. P. Allen of St. Paul, MN. would tour forests of Germany, Austria and France with Dr. Schenck, if offered.

Pupil, Frank H. Lamb, called.

June 26, 1899- Minnesota State Forestry Board met. Captain Judson N. Cross, President. Andrews was Secretary.

Invited Dr. Schenck to visit; and he accepted.

January 17, 1900- Asks Dr. Schenck if the 600,000 acres in the proposed National Park in Minnesota would pay for itself in 50 years.

February 7, 1900- Captain Cross, President of Forestry Board, and Professor Green visited.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Andrews, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1829-1922.
Cross, Judson N.
Lamb, Frank
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Minnesota State Forestry Board
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Hessen-Darmstadt
Minnesota-Ramsey-Saint Paul
Subjects
Forest management
Forests and forestry--Germany
Forests and forestry--Germany
Forests and forestry--Minnesota
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0006

C. C. Andrews. Chief Fire Warden, State of Minnesota, 1901 - 1909 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from C. C. Andrews. Chief Fire Warden, State of Minnesota. He was an admirer of Dr. Schenck and his writings. November 11, 1901- Received Forestry Tax Laws of Prussia and Saxony from Dr. Schenck. Paid stenographer.

Sent copies of his works to Biltmore.

More translations by Dr. Schenck.

May 11, 1909- Letter from Dr. Schenck to C. C. Andrews. Schenck thanks him for the copy of the new Minnesota Fire Law, "the strongest fire law in existence," and mentions what he has done in fire prevention for North Carolina.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Andrews, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1829-1922.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Minnesota State Forestry Board
Geographical Terms
Minnesota-Ramsey-Saint Paul
Subjects
Forest management
Forests and forestry--Germany
Forests and forestry--Minnesota
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0007

L. L. Andrews, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from L. L. Andrews of C. E. Andrews Lumber Co. New Bethlehem, PA. January 1904- Inquires as to a good place for his son and his friend to take a vacation in the woods for their mental health. February 1904- On Dr. Schenck's offer, sent his son and his friend to Biltmore.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Andrews, L. L.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Clarion-New Bethlehem
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 2.0008

Conrad Appel, Seed Merchant, 1900, 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Conrad Appel, Seed Merchant. Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Schenck advised him to establish a branch station in America.

Second letter in the folder is in German.

August 13, 1904- Met with Prof. Galloway in Washington, D.C. on advice of Dr. Schenck. Appreciation for Dr. Schenck's assistance to him and to their fellow Germans.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Appel, Conrad
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Hessen-Darmstadt
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0009

Francis H. Appleton, President, American Forestry Association, 1897 - 1900 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Francis H. Appleton. Boston, MA. President, American Forestry Association.

September 17, 1897- Not able to participate in hunting expedition due to a death in his household.

February 9, 1898- Request for Dr. Schenck to address a meeting of the American Forestry Association with "Forestry as applied to Reservations used as parks" or "Forestry as applied to waste lands of farms."

July 21, 1898- Hopes Dr. Schenck can speak at their next meeting.Letterhead marked "Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture. Incorporated 1792." Requests literature for self and associates.

January 29, 1900- Asking about Dr. Schenck's plans for trip to Forests of Germany. He had a request from a young woman who wished to participate.

Note: See also American Forestry Association.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Appleton, Francis H.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0010

W. W. Ashe, State Forester of North Carolina, 1897 - 1906 (19 sheets)

Correspondence from W. W. Ashe, State Forester of North Carolina. N. C. Geological and Economic Survey. Raleigh, N.C. He worked with J. A. Holmes, N.C. State Geologist.

October 8, 1897- Ashe wishes to organize a State Forestry Association. The response to his idea is discouraging. The goals of the Association would be to protect woodland, especially the pine woodland in southeastern N.C., from fire, "the dissemination of information regarding national sylvicultural methods in mixed woods, and reproduction of the valuable timber trees." Wants at least 20 members.

October 22, 1897- Organized a North Carolina Forestry Association with Professor Emery of the Agricultural and Mechanical College. The State Fair brought many interested people into town. W. E. Petty was elected President. Notes on W. E. Petty. Dr. Schenck was elected Vice-President. Ashe was Secretary and Treasurer.

December 1897- Publishing information in local newspapers with good circulations. "The Asheville Citizen" probably has the largest circulation in Western N.C.

January 17, 1898- Notes on taxation of woodland and tilled land.

February 10, 1898- Wrote several Auditors of States for data on taxation of woodland, and got very little response.

Scheduling meetings of the State Forestry Association.

Requests photographs for the National Forestry Exhibit for the Paris Exposition.

Looking at Schenck's copy of Civil Service Exam questions.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ashe, W. W. (William Willard), 1872-1932.
Petty, W. E.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
North Carolina Forestry Association
Publications
The Asheville Daily Citizen (Citizen Company)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
Subjects
Forest fires--Law and legislation
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forests and forestry--North Carolina
Land use--Effect of taxation on
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0011

W. W. Ashe, State Forester of North Carolina, 1908, 1909 (42 sheets)

Correspondence from W. W. Ashe, State Forester of North Carolina. N. C. Geological and Economic Survey. Raleigh, N.C. He worked with J. A. Holmes, N.C. State Geologist.

December 21, 1908- Copy of a letter to Ashe on the need for anti-trespassing rules in proposed Bill. "An inefficient law is worse than no law." List of what the writer [Schenck?] wants from the Forest Reserve Law: Locality, taxes, management, wardens and fines. Attached are several copies of "An Act to Protect the Forests of North Carolina from Fire." Also attached is a copy of "Tentative Outline for State Forest Fire Protection."

January 5 and 11, 1909- Copies of letters to Ashe and Schenck on the importance of the proposed Bill. The legislature and landowners will not wish to follow the listed recommendations. Ashe was also trying to get a statewide stock law established, but there was less interest in it than even the fire measure.

January 25, 1909- Letter to Ashe on attitudes of lumber companies to fire prevention measures. Influential lumbermen with interests in fire prevention are as follows: W. M. Cooper, W. T. Mason, S. F. Chapman and R. E. Wood. Interested landowners are Chas. Harris, William Witmer Lumber Co. and The Coxe Estate. Interested lawyers are Britt, the N. C. Senator, Mr. Adicks, and Gen. Theodore Davidson.

March 11, 1909- Ashe writes that no statewide forest bill was passed, but local measures against free grazing were passed and a law giving better protection to state board of education lands.

March 3, 1909- Letter to Ashe on European larch on Biltmore Estate. List of Section 3 requests for the proposed law.

March 12, 1909- Schenck anxious to have 12,000 acres of Pisgah Forest and 50,000 acres of Highland Forest declared State Forests.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ashe, W. W. (William Willard), 1872-1932.
Britt, James J.
Chapman, S. F.
Cooper, W. M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
North Carolina Forestry Association
William Whitmer & Sons
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
Subjects
Boundary disputes
European larch
Forest fires--Law and legislation
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forest management
Forests and forestry--North Carolina
Pasture, Right of
Trespass
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence
reports

Box.Folder 2.0012

Asheville Bindery Company, 1906 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Bindery Company. Asheville, N.C. D. Marshall and Dr. Schenck ordered a bound half leather book from them.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Marshall, Daniel
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Bindery Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0013

"The Asheville Citizen", 1905 - 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from "The Asheville Citizen." Asheville, N.C. Correspondence regarding subscriptions to and advertisements placed in "The Asheville Citizen" newspaper.

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
The Asheville Daily Citizen (Citizen Company)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0014

Asheville Electric Company, 1904 - 1909 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from and to the Asheville Electric Company. Asheville, N.C. The electric company inquires about ordering wooden poles. Correspondence about Dr. Schenck's electrical meter at his Biltmore Office at the Swannanoa Bridge.

May 10, 1909- Forestry Department at Biltmore Estate moved headquarters to Pisgah Forest for the summer.

One letter written on the back of the Forestry Department's price list for Yellow Poplar Lumber. Another letter is written on the back of a letter to William H. Taft. Schenck compares politics to grading lumber. It is a circular for advertising Biltmore lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Electric Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)

Box.Folder 2.0015

Asheville Grocery Company, 1903 - 1906 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Grocery Company. Asheville, N.C. Bills of lading for groceries delivered to Davidson's River, N.C.

Letters addressed to D. Marshall. References to the following things ordered: Good Luck Baking Powder, beans, Peter's chocolate, roll paper, Oat Meal Wafers, pears, cheese, maraschino cherries, beef and zu zus.

Orders from Mr. Jenney.

Several listed copies of Mr. Jenney's orders.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Jenney, Edward H.
Marshall, Daniel
Corporate Names
Asheville Grocery Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 2.0016

Asheville Grocery Company, 1907 - 1908 (32 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Grocery Company. Asheville, N.C. Letters addressed to D. Marshall with listed copies of Mr. Jenney's orders. The orders were not just for food, but also for supplies.

References to orders of the following: Tobacco, spice and stock food.

September 16, 1907- Listed order for stock food and veterinary supplies.

October 21, 1907- Copies of bills of lading for salt, salt meat and meal.

November 15, 1907- Understand Mr. Deaver is now purchasing for the Estate. Received a car of canned goods from California costing between $4,000 and $5,000.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Jenney, Edward H.
Marshall, Daniel
Corporate Names
Asheville Grocery Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 2.0017

Asheville Hardware Company, 1897 - 1901 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Hardware Company. Asheville, N.C. November 6, 1897- Asheville Hardware Company purchased from J. E. Rankin, Receiver, the entire stock of the J. E. Dickerson Company. Purchase their goods through the New York buyer of the Watkins Cottrell Co. of Richmond, VA. New owner is Claybrook James.

Orders for the following: padlocks, a Winchester 38 Rifle, locks, sash saw, Mill saw, bars of iron, ten thousand pounds of galvanized Waukegan barbed cattle wire and carpenter tools.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
James, Claybrook
Corporate Names
Asheville Hardware Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Barbed wire
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 2.0018

Asheville Hardware Company, 1902 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Asheville Hardware Company. Asheville, N.C. January 21, 1902- Invoice for logging supplies.

Orders for barbed wire, rope and Octagon steel drill.

December 23, 1902- Price quotes for types of portable forges.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ketchum, E. G.
Corporate Names
Asheville Hardware Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Barbed wire
Lumbering--Equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters
invoices
memorandums

Box.Folder 2.0019

Asheville Hardware Company, 1903 (30 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Hardware Company. Asheville, N.C. Orders for the following: special forge, one wagon, three steel skein wagons, bark spuds, stove pipes, nails, heaters, iron, bolt ends and washers.

May 5, 1903- Information on Sunny South Stoves that were ordered.

Schenck complains of discouragement in dealing with the Asheville Hardware Company since Mr. Brown replaced Mr. Holmes in business transactions.

November 5, 1903- Information about and pasted diagram of skeins for Old Hickory Wagon.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Hardware Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
clippings
invoices
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 2.0020

Asheville Hardware Company, 1904 (31 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Hardware Company. Asheville, N.C. Orders for the following things: bored and countersunk iron, wire, industrial belts, wire mesh, 150 feet green wire cloth one foot wide, ten thousand lbs. of Waukegan galvanized cattle wire four point, eight kegs of staples, meat hooks, iron for T. J. Carland, mule shoes for Mr. Reeves, galvanized hardware cloth, number 13 Double Spring game traps, 160 rolls of Waukegan cattle wire.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carland, T. J.
Reeves, D.
Corporate Names
Asheville Hardware Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
notes
postcards
price lists
receipts

Box.Folder 2.0021

Asheville Hardware Company, 1905 - 1906 (36 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Hardware Company. Asheville, N.C. March 29, 1905- Letter with an attached bill of lading for shipment including axes.

Writing to D. Marshall and Dr. Schenck.

Orders for the following things: wagon spokes, 8'' Clauss shears, grindstone and fixtures, 18 No. 3 Newhouse Game Traps, steel, bars of iron, hardware mesh, running gears and low wheel tires for Old Hickory Wagons.

Information on orders of axes.

October 2, 1906- Asheville Hardware Company not able to supply Old Hickory Wagons.

November 9, 1906- Kentucky Wagon Mfg. Co. was delayed on manufacture of the wagons.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Marshall, Daniel
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Hardware Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
postcards
price lists
receipts

Box.Folder 2.0022

Asheville Hardware Company, 1907 (55 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Hardware Company. Asheville, N.C. Bills of lading.

Orders for the following things: Waukegan Cattle wire, glass top for percolator, skeins, wagon material for blacksmith at Pisgah Forest, tire, Neponset Red Roofing paper, Double Diamond Brand Rubber Belting, grass for whips and iron.

Accounting and settlements on payments.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Asheville Hardware Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
announcements
bills of lading
business letters
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 2.0023

Asheville Hardware Company, 1908 - 1909 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Hardware Company. Asheville, N.C. Settling of accounts.

Orders for Waukegan barbed wire, Fairbanks Injector, spokes, dynamite and Steel Snatch blocks for 1/2" cable.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Asheville Hardware Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
invoices
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 2.0024

Asheville Ice & Coal Co., 1896 - 1898 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Asheville Ice & Coal Co. Asheville, N.C. They wanted to be Asheville sales agents for the Biltmore Estate's wood business.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Asheville Ice and Coal Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0025

Asheville Loop Line Railway Company, 1906 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Asheville Loop Line Railway Company. Asheville, N.C. They sold a motor and switch to Dr. Schenck. Earlier letters in the folder read, "Asheville and Craggy Mountain Railway Company."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Loop Line Railway Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0026

Asheville Mica Company, 1907 - 1909 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from Asheville Mica Company. Asheville, N.C. Information on the Wolford attachment suit including letters from Jessie McCall, Gash & Galloway, Vance Brown (Proprietor of Asheville Mica Company) and Swift Berry.

C. H. Wolford not paying his rent.

June 6, 1907- Asheville Mica Company sent $19.60 to settle Wolford matter.

Purchasing mica from J. P. McCall. Sending payments to Dr. Schenck and C. D. Howe.

March 19, 1909- Form letter to Hon. Sereno E. Payne, Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means. Washington, D.C. Protest of his proposed duty of only 40 per cent. ad valorem on mica.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Berry, Swift
Brown, Vance
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Wolford, C. H.
Corporate Names
Asheville Mica Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
calculations
form letters

Box.Folder 2.0027

Asheville Supply and Foundry Company, 1896 - 1908 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Asheville Supply and Foundry Company. Asheville, N.C. They sold shafting and steel to the Forestry Department. Disagreement over cost of repair of the Forestry Department's resaw machine.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Asheville Supply and Foundry Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0028

Asheville Telephone Company, Asheville Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1899 - 1909 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Asheville Telephone Company, Asheville Telephone and Telegraph Company. Asheville, N.C. Correspondence concerning telephones for Dr. Schenck's office.

September 20,1902- Will not pay for poor quality wood.

Schenck's price quotes for chestnut telephone poles were too expensive.

November 1, 1904- Contract for telephone service for reconnecting telephone number 546 at the Forestry Department.

April 21, 1909- Schenck moving his office from Biltmore to Pisgah Forest for the summer. Discontinue telephone number 600. On the back of the letter is a copy of one of Dr. Schenck's advertising circulars that pokes fun at the presidential candidacy William H. Taft.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Telephone and Telegraph Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
contract awards
invoices

Box.Folder 2.0029

Asheville Woodworking Company, 1895, 1896 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from the Asheville Woodworking Company. Asheville, N.C. January 8, 1895- Letter to Dr. Schenck from W. Rich. Suggestions for compromises. Coal should be charged directly to the Woodworking Co. Dr. Schenck's teams should unload the coal. New payment system for night watchman and engineer, Mr. Weber. Suggestions for other arrangements for charging the cost of drying oak at the French Broad Mill.

February 25, 1896- Mr. Rich says the French Broad Mill needs telephone connections to the rest of the Estate. Reference to the "Little Yard."

February 26, 1896- McNamee says that the Asheville Wood-Working Co. (Asheville Woodworking Co.) should be the agency "for the sale of all kinds of wood, cord and kindling, for the Forestry Department."

February 27, 1896- McNamee says that Estate departments should not loan tools to other departments. Departments with tools should do the work. Letter from Mr. Rich with attached letter from O. M. Losey.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
McNamee, Charles
Rich, W. G.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Woodworking Co.
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0030

Judd D. Asire, 1903 - 1905 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Judd D. Asire. Fostoria, Ohio. A student at the Forestry School.

August 24, 1904- Very happy to learn of his good grade on the Finance examination. Went on a camping trip to Michigan and met Professor Roth. Michigan established a forest reserve of three townships. Have a healthy nursery of Norway pine, white pine and sequoia gigiantea.

September 26, 1904- Will start work as Assistant Secretary to the Koss and German Lumber Co. Forestry training appears to be of no use.

May 22, 1905- Left Koss & German to take a position at a Richmond, VA. lumber co. But his uncle went into competition with his father for the family business and he went home to assist his father, D. Asire, Funeral Director, Dealer in Picture Frames and Art Goods!

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Asire, Judd D.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Seneca-Fostoria
Subjects
Career choices
Forests and forestry
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 2.0031

Aston, Rawles & Co., 1898 - 1905 (32 sheets)

Correspondence from Aston, Rawles & Co. Asheville, N.C. September 8, 1898- Letter to Harding. Frank Howard Lord said A. R. Pierson would care for his business during his absence, but have not heard from Pierson. Insurance on Dr. Schenck's furniture.

Insurance on Rangers at Biltmore Estate.

January 10, 1902- Renewing Accident Policies on Rangers. List of Rangers and their insurance rates. Rangers were as follows: Will Case, A. Wicker, Geo. Gillespie, Sam Lewis, Filmore Gallaway, C. T. Rankin, Jas. M. Case, Marion S. Glenn, Jesse M. McCall and Eli H. Potter.

January 21, 1902- Another list of Rangers and their insurance rates. Includes W. R. Goldsmith.

January 2, 1904- Renewal on policies for Rangers.

Need heights and weights of Rangers so they might be recognized if disfigured in an accident.

January 7, 1905- Renewal receipts for these Rangers: A. Wicker, Jesse M. McCall, F. E. Allen, Eli H. Potter, C. T. Rankin, R. D. Case, John O'Kell[e]y, W. M. Citton, A. E. Ducker, J. P. Rose and James M. Case.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Allen, F. E.
Case, Jas. M.
Case, Jas. M.
Case, Will
Citton, W. M.
Ducker, A. E.
Gallaway, Filmore
Gillespie, Geo.
Glenn, Marion S.
Goldsmith, W. R.
Harding, Edward
Lewis, Sam
Lord, Frank Howard
McCall, Jesse M.
O'Kelley, John
Pierson, A. Romeyn
Potter, Eli. H.
Rankin, C. T.
Rose, J. P.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Wicker, A.
Corporate Names
Aston, Rawls & Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Forest rangers
Insurance companies--Accident
Insurance, Employers' liability
Materials
business letters
invoices
lists
receipts

Box.Folder 2.0032

Aston, Rawles & Co., 1906, 1907 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Aston, Rawles & Co. Asheville, N.C. Policy on stock of goods, builders risk on plaining mill, fire insurance on Transylvania County properties, mule and horse insurance, Boiler Policy and insurance for lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Aston, Rawls & Co.
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Boilers
Insurance, Fire
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0033

Aston, Rawles & Co., 1908 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from Aston, Rawles & Co. Asheville, N.C. Boiler policies. December 20, 1907- Letter addressed to George Vanderbilt inquiring about Dec. 4, 1907 accident. Blank application for Steam Boiler Policy by The Fidelity and Causality Company of New York. Attached is a hand-drawn diagram [of mill?] per J. C. R.

Insurance on hardwood lumber.

Responses to accidents of Jule Holden, Walter Hamilton, Clyde Capps, Fred E. Behnken and Geo. Parker.

July 31, 190[8?]- Aston, Rawls & Co. for Phoenix Insurance Company defines a Workmans Collective Policy for Dr. Schenck.

The last letter in the folder was written on the reverse side of one of Dr. Schenck's advertising circulars that pokes fun at William Taft's presidential candidacy. "A cool head and a warm heart and a high grade of lumber make your success in life a certainty."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Behnken, Fred E.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Aston, Rawls & Co.
The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Insurance companies--Accident
Insurance, Employers' liability
Materials
application forms
business letters
diagrams
reports

Box.Folder 2.0034

Aston, Rawles & Co., 1909 (42 sheets)

Correspondence from Aston, Rawles & Co. Asheville, N.C. January 25, 1909- Non-signed letter to Aston, Rawls & Co. Department only willing to spend $500 for Workmans Collective policy.

On the reverse sides of the second and third letters in the folder, and on the reverse sides of other letters closer to the end of the folder are Dr. Schenck's advertising circulars that poke fun at the presidential candidacy of William Taft.

Injury of Robert English. Paid $10 for his first aid bill.

May 5, 1909- Dr. Schenck wants insurance for his office papers.

Renewal of insurance on Woodcote, Dr. Schenck's home.

Includes information on and statement of claim for accident of B. A. Frady.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Aston, Rawls & Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Insurance, Employers' liability
Materials
business letters
copies
lists
price lists

Box.Folder 2.0035

E. C. Atkins & Co. Incorporated. Sheffield Saw Works, 1903 - 1908 (49 sheets)

Correspondence from E. C. Atkins & Co. Incorporated. Sheffield Saw Works. Indianapolis, Indiana. They supplied literature, display boards and saws to the Forestry Department.

September 15, 1903 letter has three attached diagrams showing truck wheels.

Sent saws to Prof. Henry Mayr, Dean of the Forestry College in Munich, Germany and to Prof. R. Hess, Dean of the Forestry College in Giessen, Germany on Dr. Schenck's request. Many invoices included.

Flier advertising The Goodyear Patent Load Binder. Tells a story and shows photographs detailing a teamster's accident with a boom-pole.

Order for a load binder and two lumber trucks. There was a mistake in shipment.

December 28, 1908- Schenck wrote to say that one of their display boards is hanging on the main wall of the lecture room at Biltmore Forest School. The Estate uses their and Disston's saws in the mills. Schenck comparing their saws to Disston's.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hess, Richard, 1835-1916.
Mayr, Henry
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
E. C. Atkins & Co. Incorporated. Sheffield Saw Works.
Geographical Terms
Indiana-Marion-Indianapolis
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Forests and forestry--Equipment and supplies
Saw industry
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
clippings
copies
diagrams
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
lists
notes
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 2.0036

George Atkinson, 1898 - 1904 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from George Atkinson, Cornell University, Department of Botany. Ithaca, New York. Requested and was sent information on the training and duties of a German forester.

Requested seedlings.

Letters of recommendation for Mr. Foxworthy as a teacher for the Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Atkinson, George Francis, 1854-1918.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Cornell University
Geographical Terms
New York-Tompkins-Ithaca
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation

Box.Folder 2.0037

Natt Atkinson's Sons Company. Real Estate Dealers, 1901 - 1908 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Natt Atkinson's Sons Company. Real Estate Dealers. Asheville, N.C. October 30, 1907- Do not wish to lease George Vanderbilt's summer homes, but will remember them for possible renters.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Natt Atkinson's Sons Co., Real Estate Dealers
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 2.0038

H. B. Ayers. Department of the Interior. United States Geological Survey, 1898 - 1904 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from H. B. Ayers. Department of the Interior. United States Geological Survey. Washington D.C. Department of the Interior was making a map of the Southern Appalachian Forest. Need outlines of Pisgah woodlands.

January 6, 1902- Dr. Schenck sent the outline, with a wide margin of safety, but his measurement standards were different than theirs.

January 30, 1902- Received Schenck's map showing cleared and timber lands on Biltmore Estate.

In later years he sold [sand?] to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ayers, H. B.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Appalachian Region, Southern
Materials
business letters
postcards
telegrams