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


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series B 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. Of great importance are a series of letters to Dr. Schenck, ranging in date from 1897 - 1906, written by his mentor, Sir Dietrich Brandis. (1824 - 1907). These letters were written in both English and German. An 1896 to 1909 range of letters to Dr. Schenck from Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent and Nursery Manager, Chauncey Beadle, are also important. Letters from Dr. S. Westray Battle, a prominent Asheville physician and social figure, contain a great deal of local history information. In addition, Series B contains Biltmore Forest School newsletter and bulletin, "Biltmore Doings." Finally, Series B holds many letters from Federal and State foresters, 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 B, 1895 - 1909, 1895 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/B
Extent
3 and ¼ 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 B, 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 B of the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world in addition to containing a great deal of Biltmore Estate history. Of great importance are a series of letters to Doctor Schenck, ranging from 1897 - 1906, written by his mentor, Sir Dietrich Brandis (1824 - 1907). A noted forestry expert and teacher, Brandis composed lengthy letters to Schenck, advising him in his forestry conservation efforts at Biltmore. Brandis' letters also contain a great deal of commentary on the beginnings of scientific forestry in America. Brandis critiqued the three men who he believed were of the greatest importance in the development of American forestry: Gifford Pinchot, Bernhard Fernow and Charles S. Sargent. Brandis wrote that he agreeded with Schenck that forestry in the United States is only possible as a business. He also wrote of the ways politics were entering forestry in America. In addition to his advice on forestry, Brandiscommented on Schenck's personal life. He addressed Schenck's quarrels with Gifford Pinchot and his feelings of frustration in adjusting to the personalties of those he met in America.

Series B contains correspondence from early foresters working for the United States Department of Agriculture, American Museum of Natural History, North Carolina State Museum, United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries and the International Society of Arboriculture. In addition, there is information on forestry efforts in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Letters from managers of the leading forestry publication, "The American Lumberman," also occur in Series B.

The Biltmore Forest School is represented in Series B through newsletters and Bulletin Cards, "Biltmore Doings." These newsletters were designed to keep recent graduates informed about happenings at the School. They contain reports of monthly activities, lectures, field work, and sometimes gossip.

Series B contains a great deal of Biltmore Estate History in an 1896 through 1909 range of letters to Dr. Schenck from Chauncey Delos Beadle, Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent. The correspondence records the work of the Landscape and Forestry Departments during the early years of Biltmore Estate. Beadle's letters also provide information on Estate management. They document the personal conflicts between Beadle and Schenck.

History of Asheville, North Carolina is contained in Series B through the letters of prominent physician, Doctor S. Westray Battle. These letters tell of the personal friendships between Battle, Schenck and George Vanderbilt. They also give important information about Battle's role in the disputes concerning leasing George Vanderbilt's land as a private shooting and hunting club.

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
Battle, S. Westray
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Burns, Edward M.
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Ballard & Ballard Co.
Biltmore Lumber Company
Brevard Tannin Company
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Foresters
Forestry consultants
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Forestry schools and education--United States--History
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Lumbermen
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
notes
personal correspondence
purchase orders
telegrams

Related Material

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Container List

Box.Folder 3.0001

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1898 - 1900 (23 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.

January 11, 1899- An 1897 graduate of North Carolina's Guilford College hears that the Biltmore Forest School is free to graduates of American Colleges.

April 4, 1899- Father of a potential student questions the value of an education in forestry. He questions the ability to make a career in the new field of forestry.

October 16, 1899- A woman inquires as to a place where she could be educated in landscape gardening. Note [From Mrs. Ketchum?] that such a school is not known to her and that Biltmore Forest School is only for gentlemen.

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

Box.Folder 3.0002

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1901 - 1904 (32 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. August 29, 1904- Professor of Plant Physiology from the University of Chicago gives Professor C. D. Howe a letter of recommendation as an instructor. October 25, 1904- Includes attached newspaper clipping, "Changes At Biltmore: George W. Vanderbilt to be His Own Manager in Future."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
clippings
letters of recommendation
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0003

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1905 (26 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-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 3.0004

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, January - August 1906 (23 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-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 3.0005

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, September 1906 - 1907 (22 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.

January 8, 1906- Letter of recommendation for Paul Gray from a Physics teacher at University-Flexner School in Louisville, KY.

Two letters with copies of Biltmore Forest School Secretary's replies.

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

Box.Folder 3.0006

Job Applicants, 1893 - 1900 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from individuals seeking employment from Dr. Schenck. August 3, 1897- J. B. Boucher says he will accept Schenck's job offer even though he will be paid less than he ever was at a job since coming to the USA.

November 29, 1899- Representative of the Freedman's Aid and Southern Education Society of the Episcopal Church says she will help Dr. Schenck secure a good teacher.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 3.0007

Job Applicants, 1901 - 1903 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from individuals seeking employment from Dr. Schenck. Applicants for the jobs of teacher at Pink Beds School and laborer at the Pink Beds. May 4, 1903- Copy of a letter from Dr. Schenck to Max Brooks, discharging Mr. Brooks as Ferryman at the Lower Ferry.

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

Box.Folder 3.0008

Job Applicants, 1904 - 1909 (37 sheets)

Correspondence from individuals seeking employment from Dr. Schenck. Letters from applicants for the Lecturer of Botany position at Biltmore Forest School. October 24, 1907- J. M. Brookshire of Biltmore, N.C. may sell his general store. Wishes to apply for the position of the recently deceased Mr. Jenney at the Pink Beds. January 15, 1909- Letter from George W. Bailey, applicant for a laborer position. Includes copy of a response which states that workers earn $1.25 and are given a cabin.

Includes a packet of correspondence between Dr. Schenck and a possible stenographer, George B. Beverly of Atlanta, GA.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Jenney, Edward H.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
copies
trade cards

Box.Folder 3.0009

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1897 - 1902 (17 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the purchase of products or services. December 1902- Correspondence from The Brevard Roller Flouring Mills. Brevard, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0010

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1903 - 1905 (22 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the purchase of products or services. December 4, 1903- Recommendation for the Borron Bros., Guides and Outfitters for a possible trek through the mountains of Wyoming. Followed by a letter from the Borron Bros.

February 23, 1904- Menu from The Bon Air Hotel of Atlanta, GA.

May 5, 1904- Pamphlet from North German Lloyd Steamship Company. Bremen-New York.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Norddeutscher Lloyd
Materials
business letters
clippings
fliers (printed matter)
letters of recommendation
menus
postcards
schedules (time plans)
telegrams

Box.Folder 3.0011

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1906 - 1909 (20 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the purchase of products or services. Rumors of new saw mill for Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
postcards
requisitions

Box.Folder 3.0012

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1898 - 1909 (27 sheets)

March 10, 1896- Letter marked "Tract 186." Lila [Reipley?] Barnwell of Hendersonville, N.C. writes to Edward Harding of the property she claims. The property was deeded to her in 1887 by [M. C?] Hodges.

May 13, 1899- Hendersonville attorney writes concerning a possible lawsuit over Tract 282.

Letters from W. W. Burgiss. They are marked "73" and relate to land adjoining the Pink Beds.

Copy of memorandum giving boundaries of two tracts of land.

August 5, 1901- Mrs. R. M. Blackwell writes they have signed the deed. Marked "213."

Non-dated memorandum regarding the question of who owns the land atop Bald Mt.

October 10, 1901- Letter from Mrs. L. J. Burnett marked "354, 355."

April 21, 1909- Letter to Dr. Schenck from Harkins and [Kingsland] Van Winkle. Lists deeds that were enclosed.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Van Winkle, Kingsland
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
North Carolina-Transylvania
Materials
business letters
memorandums
visiting cards

Box.Folder 3.0013

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber., 1898 - 1903 (11 sheets)

Correspondence regarding lumber sales/purchases with people and companies as customers or potential customers of Biltmore Lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
copies
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0014

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber., 1904 - 1906 (20 sheets)

Correspondence regarding lumber sales/purchases with people and companies as customers or potential customers of Biltmore Lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0015

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber., April - July 1908 (18 sheets)

Includes copies of Dr. Schenck's responses to various lumber companies that answered advertising circulars he sent to them. Includes pamphlet, "The 'New Miller' Washing Machine. Manufactured by N.C. Baughman, York. Penna."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
fliers (printed matter)

Box.Folder 3.0016

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber., August 1908 (36 sheets)

Includes copies of Dr. Schenck's responses to various lumber companies that answered advertising circulars he sent to them.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0017

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber., October 1908 - 1909 (10 sheets)

Includes copies of Dr. Schenck's responses to various lumber companies that answered advertising circulars he sent to them.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
ledgers (account books)

Box.Folder 3.0018

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber., 1896 - 1906 (21 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
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0019

Correspondence Concerning Rental Properties, 1903 - 1909 (18 sheets)

Correspondence concerning rental properties. May 30, [1905?]- J. W. Brity wants land to pasture his cow at the Walker House place.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0020

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1898 - 1905 (6 sheets)

Correspondence regarding Dr. Schenck's services for estimating the values of timber lands. November 27, 1905- E. T. Brandon of Pottsville, PA wants to know if Dr. Schenck found any large body of Spruce or Balsam Timber. Brandon believes there may be Spruce Timber on the Econo Lufty River or in Yancy County.

February 2, 1898- Letter stamped as read by the Olmsted Brothers. Addressed to Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Treasurer of the East Tennessee Lumber & M'G Company maintains their company's lands are superior to George Vanderbilt's lands in both quality and quantity of lumber. An English expert told them that on a certain mountain, the Tennessee side had much more lumber than the N.C. side. Attached is a statement of the East Tennessee Lumber & M'G Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Olmsted Brothers
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters
estimates
financial statements

Box.Folder 3.0021

Companies Selling School Supplies for Biltmore Forest School, 1899 - 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from companies selling school supplies for Biltmore Forest School. Does not include Brandow Printing Company. Includes correspondence from publications advertising the School.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 3.0022

People Selling Animals, 1900 - 1905 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from people selling animals. Includes an advertisement for Angora Bucks from C. P. Bailey & Sons. Co. of San Jose, CA.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Angora goat
Animal dealers
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
notes
postcards
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 3.0023

Requests for Copies of Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1898 - 1900 (9 sheets)

April 5, 1899- H. S. Bradley, Secretary of the Foos Manufacturing Co. of Springfield, Ohio read quotes from Dr. Schenck's paper, which appeared in the January "Tradesman," while giving a presentation to a club. It dealt with lumber conditions in the South.

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

Box.Folder 3.0024

Requests for Copies of Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1901 - 1909 (30 sheets)

January 4, 1904- Eugene S. Bruce received Schenck's book, "Forest Policy." He agrees strongly with Schenck's ideas on Forestry Management. Report on the success of sales of Pine Timber on the Chippewa Indian Reservation. References to lumbering operations on the Minnesota National Forest Reserve. Letter from Cass Lake, Minn., written on USDA Bureau of Forestry letterhead. Also April 18, 1907 letter from Mr. Bruce.

February 3, 1906- R. L. Borden [no title given] writes from Ottawa, Ontario that Dr. Schenck's two pamphlets which he received will be very useful if the forestry question is debated in the coming session of Parliament.

September 2, 1907- Euphemia K. Corwin, Berea College Librarian, thanks Dr. Schenck for a pamphlet.

March 23, 1909- Thanks to Dr. Schenck for material received at The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for The Training of Colored Young Men and Women. Letter from Rev. Robert C. Bedford, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Financial Agent.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bedford, Robert C., 1850-1911.
Bruce, Eugene S. (Eugene Sewell), 1860-1920.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Berea College
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
Kentucky-Madison-Berea
Wisconsin-Rock-Beloit
Subjects
Forest management
Forests and forestry--Canada
Forests and forestry--Minnesota
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0025

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1898 - 1909 (7 sheets)

September 15, 1904- Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas sent Dr. Schenck a copy of their catalog. Not included.

May 18, 1909- W. DuB. Brookings from Highland, California sent Dr. Schenck copies of his address, "Our Last-Born Infant Industry - Forestry Conservation. Shall we protect it with a Tariff?"

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Baker University
Materials
business letters
receipts

Box.Folder 3.0026

Materials from Biltmore Forest School, 1903 - 1907, 1909 (18 sheets)

Materials from Biltmore Forest School. November 25, 1903- Biltmore Forest School students' petition for a Christmas vacation. Includes correspondence received from and regarding specific students.

July 2, 1909- Copy of a significant letters to J. H. Baird, Editor of "Southern Lumberman," from Dr. Schenck. He begins writing of how Mr. Gustav Schmaltz of Schmaltz Brothers, woodworking supplies, is on an educational forestry excursion of the United States. He says times have changed and Europeans are starting to come to America for study. Schenck philosophizes that nations should both cooperate and rival [compete with] one another. Dr. Schenck will start teaching The Biltmore Forest School both abroad and in Germany. He lists his plans.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
petitions
telegrams

Box.Folder 3.0027

Inquiries Regarding Passes, 1897 - 1909 (22 sheets)

Inquiries regarding passes. May 13, 1909- Copy of a letter from Dr. Schenck explaining he doesn't have the authority to give people permission to use the Lodge on Mt. Pisgah.

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

Box.Folder 3.0028

Correspondence from Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1896 - 1909 (39 sheets)

Includes requests for payment. July 1 and 8, 1907- Reports and requests for payment from Surveyor, C. G. Baugh.

No date- Miss. Estelle M. Burrows, who once worked for Dr. Schenck, wants to write an article about Biltmore Forest School for the "Ladies Home Journal."

July 7, 1909- H. G. Baily was ordered to survey land for the case of George W. Vanderbilt vs. J. Frank McCall.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums
notes
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0029

Correspondence Relating to Community Issues, 1898 - 1909 (26 sheets)

April 2, 1904- Dr. Schenck sent a small donation of money to help build a Presbyterian Church in the Pink Beds. Would also like a donation from George Vanderbilt.

Non-signed draft concerning J. M. Butler's right-of-way for George Vanderbilt and his staff.

Non-signed copy of a petition from persons living on George Vanderbilt's lands on Davidson's River. Want to discontinue use of public road at Davidson's River and Avery Creek.

January 19, 1904- Majority of voters in Boyd Township signed and filed a petition for stock law from the boundary of the French Broad River with the Henderson County line to George Vanderbilt's line, then with George Vanderbilt's line to Davidsons River at the Brevard stock law boundary.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
North Carolina-Henderson
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Presbyterian church buildings
Right of way
Materials
business letters
contract awards
copies
forms (documents)
personal correspondence
petitions

Box.Folder 3.0030

Groups and Organizations, 1900 - 1909 (18 sheets)

Program of the 1901 annual convention of the National League of Improvement Associations.

Non-dated invitation to installation of new officers and a reception for Biltmore Masonic Lodge, No. 446. Reception was at the Parish House, Biltmore.

October 24, 1900- Thanks to Dr. Schenck for attending the annual meeting of the Minnesota Federation of Women's Club.

December 18, 1903- Letter to Dr. Schenck from Edward A. Bowers, Secretary of The American Forestry Association, New Haven, CT. During their annual meeting, Dr. Schenck was elected the Vice-President for N.C.

July 21, 1907- Letter to Dr. Schenck from a member of the Finance Committee of the Concatenated Order of Hoo Hoo. Dr. Schenck was a member, or a Hoo Hoo.

January 5, 1900 -[Dr. Schenck?] writes that a club is about to be formed to lease the hunting and fishing rights of Pisgah Forest. H. F. Addickes Jr. is arranging matters for the club.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
American Forestry Association
Concatenated Order of Hoo Hoo
Geographical Terms
New York-Erie-Buffalo
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Freemasonry
Materials
application forms
business letters
copies
invitations
programs

Box.Folder 3.0031

Correspondence from [French Broad] Sawmill, July 18, 1905 (1 sheet)

Letter from the USDA, Forest Service requesting information on the French Broad Sawmill.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
French Broad Lumber Mill
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 3.0032

Book-keeping: Schenck/McNamee/Harding, 1895 - 1909 (35 sheets)

Copy of a non-dated letter from Dr. Schenck to Charles McNamee, in which Schenck lists ideas for a better bookkeeping system at Biltmore Estate.

October 30, 1895- McNamee wants to make copies of contracts for hauling wood in the Forestry Department. George Vanderbilt is not able to get fire-wood for Biltmore House. Asks Schenck to translate a letter from Madame d'Allinges.

January 6, 1896- Copy of a long memorandum to McNamee from [Schenck?]. Information on fees for using horses and mules. Probably too early to decide if the French Broad Mills need electrical lights. George Vanderbilt decided that no deer but fallow deer should be put in the Deer Park. Schenck thinks this is a bad idea because fallow deer would destroy pheasants' nests.

January 6, 1896- Part of McNamee's response to Schenck's earlier suggestions on bookkeeping.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
D' Allinges, Marie, Madame
Harding, Edward
McNamee, Charles
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Fallow deer
Management
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
ledgers (account books)
lists
memorandums
postcards
receipts
reports

Box.Folder 3.0033

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1898 - 1905 (25 sheets)

January 7, 1898- Lists of new uses for mica.

1902- Alex G. Barret, Counselor at Law, Louisville, KY wants to know if a proposed granitoid sidewalk would damage shade trees. Barret was not happy when Schenck sent a $50 bill along with his report.

October 4, 1905- Theodore Borst, a Consulting Forest Engineer in Boston, MA sent a list of seeds for which he was searching.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Sidewalks
Materials
business letters
lists
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0034

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1906 - 1909 (19 sheets)

January 22, 1906- Letter from and attached newspaper clipping about Rev. A. E. Burke of Alberton, Price Edward Island. The clipping says Rev. Burke is a strong advocate of a Prince Edward Island tunnel and that Dr. Schenck granted him a doctorate of Forestry.

October 19, 1906- Baptists of KY. were given 4,000 acres of coal lands for education purposes. Want to know how to maintain it.

February 18, 1909- Dr. Schenck gives a small report on evaporation from trees.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
United States-Kentucky
Subjects
Coaling
Trees
Materials
business letters
clippings
copies
personal correspondence
reports

Box.Folder 3.0035

"Biltmore Doing." Biltmore Forest School Newsletters and Bulletin Cards, 1905, 1906 (20 sheets)

"Biltmore Doings." Biltmore Forest School Newsletters and Bulletin Cards.

Newsletters and cards list lecturers, classes and field work. Some are reports of monthly activities at Biltmore Forest School.

August 31, 1906- Letter from Dr. Schenck. Bulletins being mailed to former students. Please send correct address. Summary of work and events at Biltmore. Little planing mill burnt and was replaced by a larger one.

September 1906- Bulletins written by Dr. Schenck.

October 1906- Bulletin by Verne Rhoades, Class President.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rhoades, Verne
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Newsletters
Materials
cards
lists
newsletters
reports

Box.Folder 3.0036

Miscellaneous, 1898 - 1909 (33 sheets)

Miscellaneous correspondence received by and sent from Dr. Schenck. Includes people writing about travel plans and letters of recommendation.

Includes a significant copy of a May 26, 1909 letter from Dr. Schenck to F. W. Bicknell. Mr. and Mrs. Bicknell wanted to visit Biltmore, interview Mrs. Vanderbilt on women's [charity] work, and publish the results. Dr. Schenck refers him to the Boys' and Girls' Club, and notes, "Personally, I can say that Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt detest publicity, preferring to do the right thing at the right time without beating the drum about it."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
business letters
copies
envelopes
invoices
letters of recommendation
notes
personal correspondence
postcards
stamps (exchange media)
telegrams
visiting cards

Box.Folder 3.0037

H. H. Babcock Company, 1900 - 1908 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from H. H. Babcock Company. Builders of Fine Carriages of Every Description. Watertown, N.Y.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
H. H. Babcock Company
Geographical Terms
New York-Jefferson-Watertown
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 3.0038

D. T. Backus, 1901, 1902 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from D. T. Backus. He appears to have been a student at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Backus, D. T.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
calculations
postcards
reports

Box.Folder 3.0039

Gordon T. Backus, 1903 - 1904 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Gordon T. Backus. Willits, N.C. March 22, 1902- Tallying lumber in Horse Cove.

Surveying, tallying lumber and selling telephone poles.

October 20, 1903- Happy to receive Dr. Schenck's lecture notes. Busy collecting rents.

Needs road instruments.

June 7, 1904- Will travel with Dr. Schenck to the Brown boundary.

June 13, 1904- Directions to Brown's cabin.

August 22, 1904- "We shall finish building a 40 dollar a mile trail through to Caney Fork next week from Sugar Loaf, a distance of nine miles." Planning for Balsam trail to Tennessee Bald.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Backus, Gordon T.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Jackson-Willits-Ochre Hil
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 3.0040

Gordon T. Backus, 1905 - 1906 (13 sheets)

October 7, 1905- Secured options on three tracts of land within the Highland Forest. They are in the Love and Davies Section. Highland Forest Co. needs to own the two Bumgarner tracts because the proposed Moses Creek trail will run through them.

December 8, 1905- Found employment with a lumber company.

Deeds and payments for lands purchased by Highland Forest Co.

Leasing land with Mr. Hooper.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Backus, Gordon T.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Highland Forest Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Jackson-Willits-Ochre Hil
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 3.0041

Carlos Bacon, 1906 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Carlos Bacon. Charleston, [Ml?]. He inquired about becoming a student at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bacon, Carlos
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 3.0042

F. F. Bainbridge. Bookseller and Stationer, 1898 - 1901 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from F. F. Bainbridge. Bookseller and Stationer. Asheville, N.C. Searches for textbooks on birds and insects for Dr. Schenck. He also sold paper to Dr. Schenck. He purchased firewood through Mrs. Ketchum.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bainbridge, F. F.
Ketchum, E. G.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 3.0043

Charles W. Baird, Staple and Fancy Groceries, 1896 - 1899 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Charles W. Baird, Staple and Fancy Groceries. Asheville, N.C. They purchased wood from Biltmore Estate and appear to have resold it. March 23, 1897- Letter to McNamee. Estate employee, O. M. Lasey, owes them for groceries. December 6, 1898- Wood not delivered promptly.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Charles W. Baird, Staple and Fancy Groceries
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 3.0044

Daniel W. Baird. Editor, "Southern Lumberman", August 7, 1900 (1 sheet)

Daniel W. Baird. Editor, "Southern Lumberman." Nashville, TN. August 7, 1900- Would like Dr. Schenck to help them, as a favor, with a project on beautifying vacant lots. Note: The publication later changed names to "The Southern Lumberman."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Baird, Daniel W.
Publications
The Southern Lumberman
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Davidson-Nashville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 3.0045

J. H. Baird, Publisher, "The Southern Lumberman", 1896 - 1906 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from J. H. Baird, Publisher, " The Southern Lumberman." Nashville, TN.

July 22, 1905- Busy with Concatenated Order of Hoo Hoo work. Hoo Hoo interested in forestry. Baird writes the Order has nearly 12,000 members.

Subscription fees due.

Dr. Schenck sending articles, advertisements and photographs. Not included.

July 23, 1906- Glad to hear Dr. Schenck became a member of Hoo Hoo.

August 9, 1906- Estimates on publishing a small book for Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Baird, J. H.
Publications
The Southern Lumberman
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Davidson-Nashville
Materials
business letters
estimates
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 3.0046

J. H. Baird, Publisher, "The Southern Lumberman", 1907 - 1909 (15 sheets)

July 16, 1907- Baird agrees with Dr. Schenck that good schools are short of funds. Converting "The Southern Lumberman" to a weekly publication.

December 3, 1907- Wishes Dr. Schenck would give a Christmas prophecy on the lumber business of America.

January 1, 1908- Form letter from the Hoo Hoo Scrivenoter.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Baird, J. H.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Concatenated Order of Hoo Hoo
Publications
The Southern Lumberman
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Davidson-Nashville
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
form letters

Box.Folder 4.0001

Frank Baker, Superintendent, National Zoological Park. Smithsonian Institution, 1903 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Frank Baker, Superintendent, National Zoological Park. Smithsonian Institution.Washington D.C. March 18, 1903- Sent a list of the buffaloes in existence in the USA, Canada and Europe in 1902.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Baker, Frank
Corporate Names
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
American bison
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 4.0002

H. P. Baker. Associate Professor in Charge of Forestry. Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1904, 1906 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from H. P. Baker. Associate Professor in Charge of Forestry. Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Ames, Iowa.

October 5, 1904- "Quite new in Forestry work here in Iowa." Do not yet have data. Give three courses in Forestry at the College. He also wrote requesting literature.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Baker, Hugh Potter, b. 1878.
Corporate Names
Iowa State College
Geographical Terms
Iowa-Story-Ames
Subjects
Forests and forestry
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0003

Mrs. Jno. H. Baker, 1899 - 1900 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Mrs. Jno. H. Baker. Dover, LA. She wanted to sell a deer to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Baker, Jno. H., Mrs.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0004

Thos. R. Baker, 1907 - 1908 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Thos. R. Baker. Rollins College. Winter Park, Fla. Writing from Asheville, N.C. 1907. He corresponded with Dr. Schenck about giving a short course in higher mathematics at the Biltmore Forest School. He and his wife were on a long vacation in Asheville. Gave advice on Dr. C. D. Howe's examination questions on geometry. Graded papers for C. D. Howe. February 5, 1908- Wrote about a Tannic Acid Factory in Florida.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Baker, Thos. R.
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Corporate Names
Rollins College (Winter Park, Fla.)
Geographical Terms
Florida-Orange-Winter Park
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
examinations
postcards

Box.Folder 4.0005

Ballard & Ballard Co., 1901 - 1904 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Ballard & Ballard Co. Louisville, KY. They sold Obelisk flour to Dr. Schenck in Pisgah Forest.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Ballard & Ballard Co.
Geographical Terms
Kentucky-Jefferson-Louisville
Materials
business letters
estimates
telegrams

Box.Folder 4.0006

Bank fur Handel und Industrie, 1903 - 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Bank fur Handel und Industrie. Darmstadt, Germany.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Bank für Handel und Industrie (Berlin, Germany)
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Hessen-Darmstadt
Materials
bank statements

Box.Folder 4.0007

John Bargh, 1902, 1906 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from John Bargh. Cape Charles, VA. He considered applying to the Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bargh, John
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Virginia-Northampton-Cape Charles
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0008

Alf S. Barnard of Merrick & Barnard. Attorneys at Law, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Alf S. Barnard of Merrick & Barnard. Attorneys at Law. Asheville, N.C. Not able to deliver lectures at Biltmore Forest School. Included is a non-dated note from Dr. Schenck, addressed to T. F. Pevear. Lists abstract of the law course for students of Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Barnard, Alf. S.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Forestry law and legislation
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
lists
notes

Box.Folder 4.0009

Henry Barker, 1903 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Henry Barker. Pisgah Forest, N.C. July 25, 1903- Writes that he took care of George Vanderbilt's property in Pisgah Forest. Also writes that Larkin B. Clonts raped and assaulted his wife while Mr. and Mrs. Barker were under the influence of chloroform.

August 21 and 22, 1903- Wants to borrow money or the services of an attorney in order to prosecute Mr. Clonts.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Barker, Henry
Clonts, Larkin B.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Assault and battery
Chloroform
Rape
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 4.0010

O. W. Barrett, Plant Introducer. USDA, Bureau of Plant Industry, 1906 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from O. W. Barrett, Plant Introducer. USDA, Bureau of Plant Industry. Washington D.C. January 4, 1906- Sent 12 truffle oaks, Qercus ilex and Q. pubescens from France. October 23, 1906- Ordered 2000 specimens of the Japanese Mitsumata, Edgeworthia gardneri.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Barrett, O. W. (Otis Warren), b. 1872.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Plant Industry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Tree introduction
United States. Bureau of Plant Industry.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0011

J. H. Bartlett. Managing Director, Jasper Town and Lands Limited, 1897 - 1900 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from J. H. Bartlett. Managing Director, Jasper Town and Lands Limited. Middlesborough, KY. Dr. Schenck surveyed some forest grounds for him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bartlett, J. H.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Kentucky-Bell-Middlesborough
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0012

Dr. Samuel M. Barton, 1905 - 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. Samuel M. Barton. Department of Mathematics. The University of the South. Sewanee, TN. Mathematics lecturer at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Barton, Samuel Marx, 1859-1926.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Tennessee-Franklin-Sewanee
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0013

The Battery Park Bank, 1906 (36 sheets)

Correspondence from The Battery Park Bank. Asheville, N.C. Deposit slips and lists of deposits.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
The Battery Park Bank
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bank statements
business letters
certificates of deposit
lists

Box.Folder 4.0014

The Battery Park Bank, 1909 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from The Battery Park Bank. Asheville, N.C. Settling accounts. Loans made to Dr. Schenck.

August 30, 1909- Schenck wrote stating that he believed the November 15, 1906 amount he had in the bank was $4,602.68.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
The Battery Park Bank
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bank statements
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 4.0015

S. Westray Battle, 1901 - 1903 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. S. Westray Battle. Asheville, N.C. August 18, 1903- Please allow Mrs. Ronci to prolong her visit North.

October 9, 1903- Dr. Battle and Mr. Moore made a proposition to lease the shooting and fishing privileges, etc. of the Bent Creek and Henderson section of the Pisgah Forest preserve at $2,500 a year. George Vanderbilt thought the privilege was worth $3,500 a year.

October 15, 1903- Dr. Battle will not pursue the shooting privileges matter any further. Hopes George Vanderbilt did not get the idea that he, Dr. Battle, asked Dr. Schenck to do some unfair business. Thinks [George Vanderbilt?] was already robbed by those he trusted and shouldn't let them off so easily. Dr. Battle also thinks there is little game in the area, and that lowers the worth of the land.

October 30, 1903- Would like to see a club formed for hunting and fishing on George Vanderbilt's land. Dr. Battle would like Dr. Schenck and George Vanderbilt to be members of the proposed club.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Battle, S. Westray
Ronci, Joanna
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Athletic clubs
Hunting leases
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 4.0016

S. Westray Battle, 1904 - 1908 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. S. Westray Battle. February 10, 1904- Dr. Battle asks Dr. Schenck to give Mr. Moore an extension on the option of Pisgah Forest.

Sent a [dog?], Venus, to Dr. Schenck.

December 14, 1904- Morocco representative Mr. James S. W. Langerman, may be a customer for Dr. Schenck. Langerman has plans to organize a shooting club of prominent Europeans and Americans.

December 20 [1904?] Letter from Major Fishback stating that Mr. Langerman would be a poor business partner.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Battle, S. Westray
Langerman, James S. W.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Athletic clubs
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 4.0017

J. Baum Safe & Lock Co., 1905, 1909 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from J. Baum Safe & Lock Co. Cincinnati, Ohio. A safe purchased by Dr. Schenck from Montgomery Ward & Co. would not open. Records say the safe was purchased on January 20, 1902.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
J. Baum Safe & Lock Co.
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Hamilton-Cincinnati
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 4.0018

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, 1896 - 1897 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent. Biltmore, N.C. Researching self-registering rain gauges. March 31, 1896- Think that when the Arboretum is established they should have a meteorological station independent of the one now instituted by the U. S. Government at Biltmore.

October 3, 1896- Propagating plants desired by the Forestry Department. Seed shortage makes it difficult.

January 23, 1897- Omitted 37,000 plants of Robinia pseudacacia, averaging in height three feet, from the list of plants the Nursery prepared for the Forestry Department.

February 1, 1897- Nursery assistant could not find any leaf mold in the spot where Dr. Schenck's representative said it should be procured.

March 6, 1897- George Vanderbilt authorized Beadle to use pines from old fields, excluding Pinus strobus, to plant on several roads of the Estate.

March 10, 1897- Forestry Department employees should not dig plants while the ground is wet.

July 8, 1897- Beadle's plant and seed collectors should have carried passes to come into Pisgah.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Arboretum
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Meteorology
Plant collecting
Plant propagation
Plants, Cultivated
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 4.0019

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, 1898 - 1900 (23 sheets)

July 29, 1898- Dr. Schenck received shrubs and ornamentals from Russia. Beadle will see if they include plants not found in the present collection.

September 15, 1898- Beadle explains the range of Liatris, or Trilisa odoratissima.

November 18, 1898- Beadle not able to procure the number of chestnuts required to produce the one million trees Dr. Schenck desires.

January 27, 1899- Does Dr. Schenck know the arrangement made by the Olmsteds whereby the Landscape Department is responsible for cutting certain trees along Estate roads?

February 23, 1899- Beadle will sell 10,000 white oak seedlings, 10,000 chestnut oak seedlings and 10,000 transplanted white pines to the Forestry Department for around $40,000.

January 23, 1900- Cherries planted by Mr. Pinchot will be destroyed while grading the road over Brandon Hill.

March 16, 1900- Beadle wants a pass if necessary, so that Dr. Schenck will not create a disturbance like last year, to enter the forest and remove a number of trees for planting in the Deer Park.

Section of a map showing Dairy Farm, Truck Farm, the Nursery, Biltmore Village and Biltmore House, among other roads, features and establishments.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Leaf-mold
Plant collecting
Plant propagation
Plants, Cultivated
Materials
business letters
maps
memorandums

Box.Folder 4.0020

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, 1901 - Aug. 1903 (13 sheets)

May 15, 1901- Only rain can help grass to grow in the hard ground about Woodcote.

June 5, 1901- Beadle pays his best labor $1.25 per day, ordinary labor $1.00 per day.

October 2, 1901- Beadle's recommendations of good manufactures of road machines.

Botanical literature arriving.

May 4, 1903- Dr. Schenck wishes to use a small branch of the Deer Park close to Ranger Potter's house for a small ram.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Agricultural wages
Road machinery industry
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 4.0021

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, October - December 1903 (13 sheets)

October 1, 1903- Can furnish blue Hydrangeas from the Nursery.

October 19, 1903- Explanation of how Hydrangea hortensis obtain color in their flowers.

November 23, 1903- George Vanderbilt asked that John West be stationed at the bridge at Dr. Schenck's office to take up the passes of visitors leaving by the Victoria road. Can he go in Dr. Schenck's office during bad weather?

December 5, 1903- Homer Cathey was letting visitors of Skyland Hotel on to the Estate by means of his key to Long Shoals Gate. Beadle thinks it would be wise to change locks on gates at the boundary fences.

December 12, 1903- Beadle lists the stations for Aster prenanthoides represented in the herbarium.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
West, John
Corporate Names
Biltmore Nursery
Skyland Hotel
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Asters
Hydrangeas
Trespass
Materials
business letters
memorandums
notes

Box.Folder 4.0022

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, January - July 1904 (20 sheets)

January 11, 1904- Landscape Dept. rarely uses Long Shoals exit.

Securing lumber for the Mule Stable Buildings. Mr. Lipe will be sent to inspect the wood at the Biltmore Lumber Yard to see if it is up to Beadle's standards.

Bills of lumber for the Mule Stable building.

June 7, 1904- Mr. R. U. Garrett's engineer prepared maps and surveyed the boundaries of the Garrett purchase. Dr. Schenck should get information on the property from him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Lumber-yards
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
estimates
memorandums
telegrams

Box.Folder 4.0023

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, August - December 1904 (10 sheets)

October 3, 1904- Beadle wants the part of the Walker Place between the White Pine Lane and The Oaks as well as an open timber tract like the one on Busbee Mt. for nursery purposes.

October 18, 1904- Nursery could handle White Pines, Yellow Poplars, Cucumbers, Maples, and Chestnuts. There is no commercial demand for Yellow Pines, Oregon Ash or Black Cherry.

Dr. Schenck disagrees with Beadle's calculations of the water meter at his office.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Trees
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 4.0024

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, 1905 (27 sheets)

January 12, 1905- Beadle wants soil from the Biltmore Forest for the conservatories.

January 16, 1905- Beadle wants to gather moss from the swampy ground on the tract of land near Shiloh Church. Writes it is out-standing property of George Vanderbilt, which Dr. Schenck recently leased to Mr. Logan.

April 14, 1905- Preparing for the Hospital Entertainment Benefit Concert to be held at Biltmore Estate.

June 5, 1905- Beadle not interested in seeds of Hawaiian plants.

June 7, 1905- Beadle says the water system at the Walker Place won't support an irrigation system.

July 26, 1905- Mr. J. S. Reagan's oil business was insolvent and indebted to the Estate.

Ordering lumber.

September 28, 1905- Landscape Dept. needs passes to collect Sphagnum Moss at Bent Creek and other swampy ground on the Estate.

October 25, 1905- Quotes on evergreens.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Reagan, J. S.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Buncombe-Bent Creek
Subjects
Botanical specimens--Collection and preservation
Mosses
Plant collecting
Materials
business letters
estimates
invoices
memorandums

Box.Folder 4.0025

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, 1906 (24 sheets)

January 6, 1906- Beadle filed deeds and papers in connection with Tracts 31 and 85.

Selling pine. Ordering lumber.

June 22, 1906- George Vanderbilt wants every tenant of Dr. Schenck's department to have a circular on the upcoming Biltmore Estate Exhibition.

August 18, 1906- Dr. Schenck sent Beadle George Vanderbilt's cable address in Paris.

September 27, 1906- Beadle says he pays his stenographer $75 per month.

November 27, 1906- Mrs. George Vanderbilt collecting Christmas lists.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, Edith
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Agricultural exhibitions
Stenographers
Materials
announcements
bills of lading
business letters
invoices
memorandums

Box.Folder 4.0026

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, 1907 (25 sheets)

April 9, 1907- Beadle shipped Nursery stock at the request of Mrs. Vanderbilt.

June 6, 1907- George Vanderbilt sold seven acres of the Joel Bailey tract near Shiloh Church. It is low swampy land. There are nearly seven more acres of the tract that he is offering for sale.

Ordering lumber.

July 13, 1907- Beadle tells Schenck that he is very interested in the late Sir Dietrich Brandis' library but does not have money to purchase it.

July 11, 1907- Assessors in Buncombe County increased George Vanderbilt's taxes, though Beadle and Judge Merrimon appealed to the Board of Equalization.

August 2, 1907- George Vanderbilt wants to establish a new telephone line, managed by Asheville Telephone and Telegraph Company. The old telephone system would be abandoned.

August 17, 1907- George Vanderbilt wants all tenants and employees living on the Estate to have booklets on the upcoming Biltmore Estate Exhibition.

October 28, 1907- Mrs. George Vanderbilt wants her Christmas lists by Nov. 15.

December 11, 1907- Mrs. George Vanderbilt wants Schenck to invite all on the Christmas list to the Christmas Tree at Biltmore House at 3:00 Christmas afternoon.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Brandis, Dietrich, Sir, 1824-1907.
Merrimon, Judge
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, Edith
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Agricultural exhibitions
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
lists
memorandums

Box.Folder 4.0027

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, 1908 (11 sheets)

March 28, 1908- Beadle wants to collect about 1,000 small seedling Hemlock plants at the headwaters of Bent Creek.

March 28, 1908- George Vanderbilt wants the Forestry Department to pay some of the Buncombe County Taxes.

April 3, 1908- Beadle will not collect the Hemlock plants, but will raise them from seeds.

Beadle sending "unpleasant" communications to Dr. Schenck in order that they might not reach Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt.

Calculating taxes and insurance through the Fidelity and Causality Company of New York.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Plant collecting
Plant propagation
Materials
business letters
copies
memorandums

Box.Folder 4.0028

C. D. Beadle. Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Superintendent, 1909 (15 sheets)

Schenck trying to collect bills against the employees of Beadle's department.

February 16, 1909- Schenck writes that George Vanderbilt wishes to build a camp on lower Davidson River. Schenck thinks he should alter an existing house, instead of building a new one.

February 18, 1909- Beadle will look at the site George Vanderbilt selected for the camp. Needs a guide to the Hollingsworth place.

March 23, 1909- Schenck writes that the former surveyor A. A. Hamlet is a dangerous meddler in Estate affairs.

March 25, 1909- Schenck claims Beadle's crews are destroying young plants and removing plants in an indiscriminate way from the white pine plantations.

March 27, 1909- Beadle replies that he will instruct crews to be more careful at the pine plantations. "I do not think there is anything likely to come between us to recall the famous 'turkey dispute.' I hate wrangling and love peace, harmony and good fellow-ship."

April 14, 1909- Beadle writes that George Vanderbilt wants a garden at Buck Spring Lodge. He plans on spending two or three weeks there in July and would like the garden to be ready. Also, Dr. Schenck's deer are eating vegetables at the Truck Farm. Wants to scare them away, but not "injure any one of them."

April 16, 1909- Schenck asks for one of Beadle's men to help with the garden. He is sorry the deer are eating from the Truck Farm. They are escapees from Schenck's little deer park and Beadle may kill them if they damage the Truck Farm.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Hamlet, A. A.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Buck Spring Lodge
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Plant collecting
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 4.0029

Daisy Beale, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Daisy Beale. Arden, N.C. She ordered tables and chairs from Dr. Schenck in order to carve and sell them at a gift shop. She wanted certificates stating the wood was grown on Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beale, Daisy
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0030

The Beaver Manufacturing Company, 1903 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from The Beaver Manufacturing Company. Manufacturers of "Mackenzie" Acetylene Gas Machines and Rural Free Delivery Mail Boxes. Beaver, PA. Flier showing their mail boxes. Invoices. Shipment to the Estate had to be tracked.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
The Beaver Manufacturing Company
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Beaver-Beaver
Subjects
Mailboxes
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
invoices

Box.Folder 4.0031

Beecher & Barr, Wholesale Lumber, 1908 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Beecher & Barr, Wholesale Lumber. Pottsville, PA. They requested quotes on Biltmore lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Beecher & Barr, Wholesale Lumber
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Schuylkill-Pottsville
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates

Box.Folder 4.0032

Hugh Bellas, October 1901 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Hugh Bellas of Union Lumber Company. San Francisco, CA. October 12, 1901- Looking at the "terrible waste of forests" on the West Coast. Greatest waste is with Chestnut and Spanish or Tan Bark Oak, (Quercus densiflora.) The Redwood tree reproduces naturally and grows quickly. His company owns the largest interest in Redwoods in CA., over 50,000 acres. Wants to form a consolidation between land owners and lumber manufacturers of local counties. Thinks a valuable acid may be found in the burnt bark of Redwood trees. Wants a standardized name for a certain type of sawing.

October 24, 1901- Writes that he, like Dr. Schenck, believes that forestry must be on a large scale to be successful. Still wants to consolidate interests in Redwoods, Red or Douglas Fir and Oregon Pine.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bellas, Hugh
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
California-San Francisco
Subjects
Redwoods
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0033

Elizabeth Benedict and J. E. Benedict Jr., 1906 - 1907 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Elizabeth Benedict and J. E. Benedict Jr. Silver Spring, MD. Elizabeth Benedict, mother of Biltmore Forest School student, J. E. Benedict Jr., wrote of matters concerning her son and the School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Benedict, Elizabeth
Benedict, J. E.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Maryland-Montgomery-Silver Spring
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 4.0034

J. S. Benedict, 1905 - 1907 (4 sheets)

J. S. Benedict. New Haven, CT. Inquired about and appears to have been a student at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Benedict, J. S.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Connecticut-New Haven-New Haven
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0035

P. Arnold Bergstrasser, 1896 - 1901 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from P. Arnold Bergstrasser. Darmstadt, Germany. Botanical Bookseller.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bergstrasser, Arnold
Corporate Names
A. Bergstraesser's Buchhandlung Darmstadt
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Hessen-Darmstadt
Materials
business letters
lists
postcards

Box.Folder 4.0036

Silas G. Bernard, Attorney at Law, 1903 - 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Silas G. Bernard, Attorney at Law. Library Building. Asheville, N.C. January 12, 1903- Information on bonding Storekeeper Edward H. Jenney through the American Bonding Company. November 7, 1906- Bernard also Chief of Asheville Fire Department. Thanks Schenck for his donation. They will use it and other donations to make a reading room at department headquarters.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bernard, Silas G.
Jenney, Edward H.
Corporate Names
American Bonding Company of Baltimore
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0037

Swift Berry, 1906 - 1907 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Swift Berry. May 11, 1906- Leaving Tecumseh, Nebraska to enter Biltmore Forest School.

May 26, 1906- Deadwood, S. D., U.S. Marshal recommends Swift Berry as a special student at Biltmore Forest School. He worked on the Black Hills Forest Reserve as a Ranger and passed the Civil Service examination, though he was too young to qualify for a position.

July 5, 1907- Writing from Washington D.C. He was assigned by the US Forest Service to a Reserve.

August 1, 1907- Writing from Glenwood Springs, Co. Stationed as Technical Assistant on the Holy Cross Forest Reserve with headquarters in Glenwood Springs. Holy Cross leads Colorado forests in the sale of timber.

November 30, 1907- Writes Dr. Schenck about his grades in spring examinations. Working with timber sales.

References to work at Ducktown.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Berry, Swift
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Holy Cross Forest Reserve
Geographical Terms
Colorado-Garfield-Glenwood Springs
District of Columbia
Tennessee-Polk-Ducktown
Subjects
Forest reserves--Colorado
Forests and forestry--Colorado
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation
personal correspondence
telegrams

Box.Folder 4.0038

Ernest A. Bessey, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Plant Industry. Seed and Plant Introduction, Assistant In Charge, 1901 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Ernest A. Bessey, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Plant Industry. Seed and Plant Introduction, Assistant In Charge. Washington, D.C. June 26, 1901- Sent Cryptomeria japonica seed to Dr. Schenck. Sent franks to Dr. Schenck in return for Juglans nigra and Juglans cinerea nuts.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bessey, Ernest A.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Plant Industry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0039

Wm. Beutenmutter. Curator, Department of Entomology. American Museum of Natural History, 1905 - 1906 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Wm. Beutenmutter. Curator, Department of Entomology. American Museum of Natural History. New York City. He exchanged information and specimens of insects injurious to forest and shade trees with Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beutenmutter, Wm.
Corporate Names
American Museum of Natural History
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Entomology
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0040

Biltmore Estate Electrical Department, 1905 - 1906 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Electrical Department. Biltmore, N.C. Miscellaneous letters from G. Bonham Bird to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bird, [Gilbert] Bonham
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0041

Biltmore Estate Industries, May 1908 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Industries. Biltmore, N.C. May 5, 1908- Paying for Walnut the Forestry Department sawed for them. May 20, 1908- Charlotte L. [Fale?] wrote Mr. Marshall. Mrs. Vanderbilt gave her a list of people to communicate with in the [Glowesbee?] Range and she needed their addresses.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Vanderbilt, Edith
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate Industries
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0042

Biltmore Farms, 1904 - 1909 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Farms. Biltmore, N.C. June 16, 1904- Please let Henry Anderson have his gun. He didn't know not to shoot in the fields.

May 26, 1905- George Weston asks that Dr. Schenck's Rangers not prevent Farm Tenants from shooting crows.

December 29, 1905- A. S. Wheeler will put up Dr. Schenck's posters forbidding hunting and trapping, but it won't stop dogs from hunting on their own.

January 4, 1906- A. S. Wheeler says Schenck needs to speak with Bailiff, Mr. Waite, about a proposed Pheasant Farm.

Accounting.

November 30, 1907- A. S. Wheeler nicknamed Flem Taylor "Expectoration" Taylor. Farm Department will collect debts from him before Forestry Department.

March 18, 1908- Copy of a letter that A. S. Wheeler found humorous and sent to Dr. Schenck. Writer ordering Barred Plymouth Rock [chicken] eggs from Biltmore Farms. Writer says that African-Americans stole most of his or her chickens.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Weston, George F.
Wheeler, A. S., Dr.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Farms
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices

Box.Folder 4.0043

Biltmore Lumber Company, 1896 - 1897 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from the Biltmore Lumber Company. Biltmore, N.C. Accounting. Letters from new Company President, Charles McNamee, who replaced Dr. Schenck, and Edward J. Harding the new Company Treasurer.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
McNamee, Charles
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 4.0044

Biltmore Poultry Yards, 1906 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Poultry Yards. Biltmore, N.C. April 21, 1906- Superintendent J. Robert Livingston wants information on the attached November 9, 1905 receipt from the Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Livingston, J. Robert
Corporate Names
Biltmore Poultry Yards
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
memorandums
receipts

Box.Folder 4.0045

William M. Bird & Co. Charleston, S.C. January 1896. Letters are from Union Fraternelle Co., for which William M. Bird & Co. was an agent, January 1896 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from William M. Bird & Co. Charleston, S.C. January 1896. Letters are from Union Fraternelle Co., for which William M. Bird & Co. were agents. Elaborate colorful letterhead. They considered purchasing lumber for a client in Rotterdam.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
William M. Bird & Co.
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Charleston
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0046

J. A. Bishop, 1903 - 1904 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from J. A. Bishop. Davidson River, N.C. August 13, 1903- Non-signed memorandum of agreement between C. A. Schenck and J. A. Bishop. Bishop was to receive cargo and store it in the depot barn. Bishop would live in and tend the teamsters house. Bishop would help with the bark for the Brevard Tannin Company. He would attend the farm on the land George Vanderbilt recently purchased from W. H. Allison. He would be paid $15 a month, five acres of land and three rooms in the teamsters house.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bishop, J. A.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters
contract awards
copies
invoices
postcards

Box.Folder 4.0047

S. M. Bishop, 1898 - 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from S. M. Bishop. Inanda, N.C. He or she appears to have wanted to sharecrop for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bishop, S. M.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0048

F. H. Bitler, The Pennsylvania Forestry Association, 1898 - 1906 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from F. H. Bitler, The Pennsylvania Forestry Association. Philadelphia, PA. February 19, 1898- Have about 100 members from outside PA. and would like Dr. Schenck to join.

Wanted short articles for their publication "Forest Leaves."

January 31, 1900- Received from Dr. Schenck material on "The long leaf pine forests of the South from the economic standpoint."

February 14, 1900- Will trade advertisement space for articles.

February 21, 1900- Received Dr. Schenck's payment for advertisements.

June 1, 1903- Received a description of work at Biltmore Estate for "Forest Leaves." Dr. Schenck asked that his name be omitted from the article.

August 6, 1906- Commentary on rebate of taxes on cut over lands which are being reforested.

Dr. Schenck writes he will not be able to attend the meeting of The Pennsylvania Forestry Association, to which Bitler invited him. Dr. Schenck states he is very interested in forestry in Pennsylvania. He tells of the new State Forest Law of North Carolina.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bitler, F. H.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Pennsylvania Forestry Association
Publications
Forest Leaves
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Subjects
Forestry law and legislation
Forests and forestry--Taxation
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 4.0049

"The Black Mountain Eagle", 1896 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from "The Black Mountain Eagle." Burnsville, N.C. Biltmore Estate placed advertisements in the paper. Their letterhead reads, "The Leading Weekly of Western North Carolina. The only paper published in a territory embracing three counties."

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
The Black Mountain Eagle
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Yancey-Burnsville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0050

Wm. Bayard Blackwell, 1904 - 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Wm. Bayard Blackwell. New York City. March 7, 1904- Dr. Schenck's dachshunds had puppies. It appears Blackwell's dog was their sire. Their [New York?] [New Jersey?] dachshunds do not like the dry climate. Dr. Schenck sent a puppy.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Blackwell, William Bayard
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Dachshunds
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 4.0051

W. H. Blanchard, 1903 - 1907 (11 sheets)

W. H. Blanchard. Asheville, N.C. and Waynesville, N.C. August 22, 1907- Blanchard said he once operated a sawmill for Mr. McNamee.

August 29, 1907- Appears to be a report on the aforementioned sawmill.

Requests for wood and employment.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Blanchard, W. H.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Haywood-Waynesville
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 4.0052

The Blue Ridge National Bank, 1899 - 1907 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from The Blue Ridge National Bank. Asheville, N.C. August 7, 1903- Dr. Schenck failed to endorse his checks.

July 14, 1904- They can now draw their own direct international drafts.

Accounting.

Letters of recommendation for companies.

July 1, 1907- Consolidating with the American National Bank of Asheville.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Blue Ridge National Bank
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
form letters
letters of recommendation
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 4.0053

The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1906 - 1907 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers. Indianapolis, Ind. Purchased manuscript from Dr. Schenck for publication. Sold "Spencer's Manual of Commercial Law" to Dr. Schenck for Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Indiana-Marion-Indianapolis
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 4.0054

C. Boice, Wholesale Lumber, 1906 - 1907 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from C. Boice, Wholesale Lumber. Abingdon, VA. August 20, 1906- Boice asked if Dr. Schenck completed the estimate on the Highland Forest timber tributary on his log road.

September 17, 1906- Hears Highland Forest property was sold.

Negotiating to purchase cull lumber.

March 21, 1907- Boice and Buchanan Lumber Co. extending their logging all around the head waters of Dark Ridge Creek. Want to use Highland Forest as a right of way.

April 1, 1907- More on Highland Forest boundaries. References to Mr. Burr.

June 1, 1907- Wants to arrange a right of way through Highland Forest with the United States Leather Company if they bought the property.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Boice, C.
Geographical Terms
Virginia-Washington-Abingdon
Subjects
Right of way
Materials
business letters
invoices
telegrams

Box.Folder 4.0055

Felix Boldenweck, 1904 - 1905 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from Felix Boldenweck. September 2, 1904- Sent a donation for proposed Biltmore Forest School Sangerfest Club and lodging house.

September 19, 1904- Sad to hear Louis is not doing well in Biltmore Forest School.

September 31, 1904- Louis doing better in school.

More questions on Louis at school.

Report card for Louis Boldenweck.

June 3, 1905- Louis ill. Thanks to Dr. Schenck for consulting with Drs. Battle and Cheesborough.

June 8, 1905- Mr. Felix Boldenweck had an operation. Drs. Battle and Cheesborough treating Louis for a slight tubercular process. Asks Dr. Schenck to help Louis find work.

September 11, 1905- After visiting Biltmore, where Louis still lives, have decided to send Louis to Saranac Lake, N.Y., where nobody would know of his illness. Please pack his things and sell his horse.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Boldenweck, Felix
Boldenweck, Louis
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
report cards
telegrams

Box.Folder 4.0056

S. H. Bolinger, 1906 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from S. H. Bolinger. Shreveport, LA. He applied for his nephew, Wallace Bolinger, to enter Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bolinger, S. H.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Louisiana-Caddo-Shreveport
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0057

James H. Bowditch, Landscape Gardening and Forestry, 1900 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from James H. Bowditch, Landscape Gardening and Forestry. Boston, MA. February 14, 1900- Sent Dr. Schenck a letter addressed to B. F. Fernow. Inquired about the costs to establish a White Pine seedling plant in MA.

February 19, 1900- Henry S. Graves, for Gifford Pinchot, told Bowditch to write to Schenck and Fernow. The letters were switched.

February 24, 1900- Thanking Dr. Schenck for his answer.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bowditch, James L.
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0058

J. P. Bowen, Agent, and T. S. Boswell, Superintendent, Transylvania Railroad Company, 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from J. P. Bowen, Agent and T. S. Boswell, Superintendent, Transylvania Railroad Company. Brevard and Pisgah Forest, N.C. 1904. Correspondence relating to railroad shipping.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Transylvania Railroad Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 4.0059

George M. Bowers, Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Fisheries, 1899 - 1908 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from George M. Bowers, Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Fisheries. Applications for fish.

December 19, 1899- Report from Bowers concerning the effects of sawdust on fish.

Washington D.C. 1905 -1908. May 18, 1908- Rainbow trout recommended for the waters Dr. Schenck described.

Received applications for fish.

June 29, 1908- Will deliver Rainbow trout to Pisgah Forest. Instructions for preparing to receive them.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bowers, George Meade, 1863-1925.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Fish stocking
Fishery management
Materials
business letters
form letters
receipts
reports
telegrams

Box.Folder 4.0060

W. A. Boyce. Sunshine Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, 1901 - 1902 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from W. A. Boyce. Sunshine Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces. Asheville, N.C. Dr. Schenck wants to purchase a new stove like one he currently owns.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Boyce, W. A.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0001

L. V. Boyd, 1907 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from L. V. Boyd. Skyland, N.C. Dr. Schenck helped him with court matters.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Boyd, L. V.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Skyland
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 5.0002

C. L. Boynton, 1905 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from C. L. Boynton. Biltmore, N.C. Employee of the Biltmore Nursery. Two miscellaneous letters.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Boynton, C. L.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0003

Th. Bracht & Co., 1903 - 1904 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Th. Bracht & Co. Antwerp. 1903 letters are written in German. 1904- Sent letter and copies of correspondence in English regarding their correspondence with Brevard Tannin Company of Philadelphia, PA and Brevard, N.C.. They wanted to sell their Chestnut Extracts across Europe. Please dissuade them from choosing Mr. Wilczynski of Hamburg as an agent.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Th. Bracht & Co.
Geographical Terms
Europe-België-Vlaanderen-Antwerpen
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 5.0004

G. B. Brackett, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Plant Industry, Pomologist, 1901, 1902 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from G. B. Brackett, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Plant Industry, Pomologist. Washington, D.C. March 20, 1901- Will furnish a copy of the "Bulletin of Nut Culture." December 12, 1902- Thinks Dr. Schenck's soil needs humus more than potash for apple trees. It can be obtained through clover crops.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brackett, G. B.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Plant Industry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0005

Leverett Bradley, 1901 - 1905 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Leverett Bradley. Boston, MA. He ordered publications from Dr. Schenck and gave advice on raising Jersey Cattle.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bradley, Leverett
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Subjects
Jersey cattle
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0006

Reginald R. Bradley, 1903 - May 1905 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Reginald R. Bradley. Biltmore, N.C. and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. January 21, 1905- Received his B.F. and F.E. degrees from Biltmore Forest School. May 2, 1905- Sold boards to Pink Lance. Can sell more boards. Reports on lumber piles in various areas.

May 4, 1905- Bills for his work cutting and piling lumber.

May 20, 1905- Daniel Wells crossed his wire fence and peeled bark while supposedly cutting bark on the Beardon tract.

References to "The old Rodgers [property] line."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bradley, Reginald R.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
invoices
reports

Box.Folder 5.0007

Reginald R. Bradley, June 1905 - 1906 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Reginald R. Bradley. Biltmore, N.C. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Selling lumber and peeling bark. February 15, 1906- Letter from Reginald Bradley's father. Reginald holds a November 18, 1905 Bachelor of Forestry from Biltmore Forest School. Where is the Forestry Engineer degree to which he also is entitled?

Reginald working for lumber companies.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bradley, Reginald R.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0008

W. J. Branch. [Manufacturers'] Agent, 1896 - 1898 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from W. J. Branch. [Manufacturers'] Agent. Richmond, VA. Non-dated fliers for Spiritine Wood Preserver. Information on the Whitworth Patented Trip Stake Holder for logging cars.

Copies of testimonial letters.

Small flier for Superior Graphite Paint.

Flier for No. 2 Pattern Logging car.

Flier, including picture, of the Whitworth Patent Car Trip-Stake Holder.

Branch's business card.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Branch, W. J.
Geographical Terms
Virginia-Richmond
Subjects
Lumbering--Equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
form letters
specifications
testimonials
trade cards

Box.Folder 5.0009

Dietrich Brandis, 1897 - 1901 (includes non-dated materials) (21 sheets)

Correspondence from Dietrich Brandis (1824 - 1907) to Dr. Carl Schenck. Bonn. 1897- 1906, including non-dated letters. [Oct?] 22, 1897- Brandis writes that Schenck has "shown that plantations will pay in the U.S., that the [tax on public land must be reduced?] and you have urged that protection against fire of all woodlands must be undertaken by the State." If fire protection succeeds it will be a revolution in the U.S. Minnesota seems to be attempting it. Dr. Schenck put the value of forest investments very clearly. Brandis agrees with Schenck that forestry in the U.S. is only possible as a business. References to Gifford Pinchot's "improvement cuttings."

January 11, 1898- References to Mr. Price. Gifford Pinchot speculating on political matters in forestry. Brandis says the three men in the U.S. who have taken the lead in forestry matters are Fernow, Sargent and Pinchot. They are working together. Fernow knows about the U.S. Government. Sargent knows of forestry, though he is a botanist. Commentary on the three. Schenck's plans for spacing white pines. Glad Schenck is encouraging Price to stay in Germany for his education.

May 3, 1898- Leaving for England for botanical work. Schenck confirmed Brandis' fear "that Pinchot is wasting his time at Washington." He wants to fight Professor Sargent, which Brandis has always urged him not to do.

Notes on pulp paper manufacture.

Whether Pinchot succeeds or not, Schenck is doing very good work in Pisgah and Biltmore.

Notes on the Army. [German Army?]

Letter in German on mourning paper.

January 25, 1899- Survey of productive and non-productive lands of the W.P.J. Appears to be advice on drawing up a forestry plan. Comments on Dr. Schenck's financial part of the Report.

Brandis sympathizes with Schenck in his effort to introduce principles of conservative lumbering, but thinks Pisgah is an unfortunate place to start. Dr. Schenck needs to let people know that he wants to improve the productive power of the Estate. Encouraging Schenck.

January 2, no year- Dr. Schenck's report of work in the Adirondacks is not [or maybe "most" ] favorable. "Forest Schools without regularly managed forests are nonsense and working plans without a trained staff to carry them out are mischievous." Had Dr. Schenck met Professor [Roth?] and Professor [Largrant?] Remarks on Pinchot's character. Opinions on state forest taxes. Opinions on protecting forests from fires. Dr. Schenck says he has "not made a friend in the course" of his U.S. work. Brandis writes of his friends and enemies.

June 2, 1901- Austin [Cary?] wrote to Brandis with compliments of Dr. Schenck's work at Biltmore. Notes on Pinchot's present goals with State Forest Reserves. Brandis suggested that Pinchot put Schenck in charge of a Reserve. Pinchot said no, that Schenck does not know how to get along with people. Brandis wishes Pinchot and Schenck would reconcile. Notes on Dr. Roth's work in PA. Notes on California purchasing Redwoods.

June 30, 1901- Opinions on forestry in Canada. Opinions on lumbering at Biltmore. "I fully understand Mr. Vanderbilt's wish to give steady work to the Mountaineers." Advice on which trees to cut. Making plantations of Yellow Poplar would also give them steady work. Professor Sargent should reconcile with Pinchot. Valuations of land.

Copy of one leaf of July 6, 1901 "American Lumberman." Attached letter with comments on the clipping.

Sad to hear Dr. Schenck has not made friends in the USA. Notes, possibly in Latin. Brandis encourages Schenck on his ability to manage "Yankees."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brandis, Dietrich, Sir, 1824-1907.
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Price, Overton W.
Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Publications
American Lumberman
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Nordrhein-Westfalen
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Core historical literature of agricultur
Forest fires--Law and legislation
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forest reserves
Forestry law and legislation
Forestry law and legislation
Land use--Effect of taxation on
Logging--Law and legislation
Materials
journals (periodicals)
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 5.0010

Dietrich Brandis, 1903 - 1906 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Sir Dietrich Brandis. March 24, 1903- Letter from Kath Brandis in Bonn. Sir Dietrich progressing favorably. American Foresters gave Brandis a present of a cup, that he treasures. News on Forest Reserve Policy in the West is discouraging, but Pinchot will continue his hard work.

All other letters in the folder are from Capel House in Kew, England.

October 22, 1903- Letter in German with American names and a quote in English: "Open war with Pinchot may be better for me than insincere peace."

Letters in German.

November 20, 1904- Advice on C. A. Schenck & Co. Dr. Schenck must select a good partner. Pinchot gave lectures at the Biltmore Forest School. Price and others will help at the winter session of the School. Price helping Brandis write. He was not able to get the work published in the U.S.

No date- Brandis thinks Dr. Schenck is doing well in developing roads through Pisgah Forest. Advice on teaching Biltmore Forest School. Differences between Dr. Schenck's views of forestry and the current views in Washington D.C.

[June?] 30, 1906- Received Dr. Schenck's report on Rodger's visit. Glad to hear the Biltmore Forest School is flourishing. Surprised that Schenck's two hours of lecturing and his literary work leaves him time to manage Biltmore Estate. Brandis thinks Dr. Schenck's most important work is managing the Forest. Wants numbers on Schenck's profits and how many feet of Pisgah Forest he will cut a year. Glad to hear that Yellow Poplar and other broad leaved trees regenerated well in plantations. Notes on tannic acid factory at Pisgah Forest station. Doubts paper pulp can be made profitably from Chestnut wood.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brandis, Dietrich, Sir, 1824-1907.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Price, Overton W.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
Europe, Deutschland, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Europe-Deutschland-Nordrhein-Westfalen
Europe-United Kingdom-England-Greater London
Subjects
Core historical literature of agricultur
Forestry law and legislation
Forestry schools and education
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 5.0011

Brandow Printing Company, 1907 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Brandow Printing Company. Albany, N.Y. Printed "Biltmore Lectures on Sylviculture." Includes attached "Synopsis of 'Forms of High Forest."'

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Brandow Printing Company
Geographical Terms
New York-Albany
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards
stamps (exchange media)
synopses

Box.Folder 5.0012

William L. Bray, 1900, 1901 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from William L. Bray. Austin, Texas. September 13, 1900- Writing Dr. Schenck on USDA, Division of Forestry letterhead, regarding forestry in Texas. December 12, 1901- Wants Dr. Schenck's advice on compiling a forestry course at the University of Texas, School of Botany.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bray, William L., 1865-1953.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Texas-Travis-Austin
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0013

W. E. Breese Jr. Attorney, 1900 - 1909 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from W. E. Breese Jr. Attorney. Brevard, N.C. Letters regarding water power, timber, hunting and fishing privileges in Pisgah Forest. December 2, 1907- Visited by Cleat Davis and issued a warrant for trespassing. Two of the trespassers, Cagle and Burnett, turned themselves in. Fined them $10 plus costs. A Mr. Thompson is the most serious trespasser. Dr. Schenck seems to have asked Breese if he prosecuted the men for political reasons.

January 8, 1908- Received communication from Dr. Schenck regarding Will Allison and others trespassing.

May 5, 1908- Discrepancy over a business matter. Breese and his friends seem to be loosing money because of Dr. Schenck's mistake. Wants Schenck to be responsible for the loss.

June 3, no year- Dr. Battle writing on Breese's letterhead.

June 10, 1908- Parties who furnished the money for cruising Vanderbilt land want a refund due to Schenck's mistake.

August 14, 1908- Want mediators to arbitrate the timber transaction so that it will not have to go to court.

May 11, 1909- Copy of a letter paying Breese for services in hunting and trespassing cases. References to possible fires in Gloucester Township.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Breese, William, E., Jr.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Forest surveys
Hunting leases
Trials (Trespass)
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 5.0014

Walter Brem, The Travelers Insurance Company, Manager, Western North Carolina, 1906 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Walter Brem, The Travelers Insurance Company, Manager, Western North Carolina. Charlotte, N.C. He wanted to sell insurance to Dr. Schenck for Biltmore Estate's lumber operations.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brem, Walter
Corporate Names
Travelers Insurance Companies
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Mecklenburg-Charlotte
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 5.0015

Brevard Banking Company, 1903 - 1908 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Brevard Banking Company. Brevard, N.C. June 16, 1904- R. F. Longhlin wrote them a bad check.

July 13, 1907- Dr. Schenck had to write an impromptu check when the Sheriff wanted to arrest two of his men for failure to work on the road.

Accounting.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Brevard Banking Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 5.0016

Brevard Tannin Company, 1903 - 1906 (19 sheets)

Correspondence from Brevard Tannin Company. Brevard, N.C., Pisgah Forest, N.C., and Philadelphia, PA. January 7, 1904- George Adams wrote about Dr. Schenck building a barbed wire fence between George Vanderbilt's property and Dr. Allison's property.

Wood and bark being sold to Brevard Tannin Company from Biltmore Estate. Invoices.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Adams, George L.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Materials
business letters
financial statements
order forms

Box.Folder 5.0017

Brevard Tannin Company, 1907 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from Brevard Tannin Company. Pisgah Forest, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
lists
order forms

Box.Folder 5.0018

Brevard Tannin Company, 1908 - 1909 (34 sheets)

Correspondence from Brevard Tannin Company. Pisgah Forest, N.C. January 25, 1908- Will need 1000 tons of bark delivered in 1908. Would also like delivery of excess chestnut wood over contract.

Discrepancies between weights and measurements in the sales.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
copies
order forms

Box.Folder 5.0019

Brevard Telephone Exchange, 1903 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Brevard Telephone Exchange. Brevard, N.C. Proposals to build and correspondence concerning maintenance of phone lines. References to phone at Pisgah Forest and Everett line.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Brevard Telephone Exchange
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0020

John J. Brice., U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1896 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from John J. Brice., U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries. Washington, D.C. Form letters about Rainbow Trout and Black Bass assigned to Edward M. Griffith and Dr. Schenck. Correspondence on delivery of fish.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brice, John J.
Griffith, E. [Edward] M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Fish stocking
Fishery management
Materials
business letters
form letters

Box.Folder 5.0021

H. H. Briggs, M D, 1904 - Circa 1905 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from H. H. Briggs, M D. Asheville, N.C. September 4, 1904- Identifies himself as Secretary of the Audubon Society. Notes on prosecuting poachers.

Did an eye operation. Writes to Dr. Schenck that he is "always willing to help the deserving poor, along the lines of my specialty- eye, ear + throat." Circa June 1905.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Briggs, H. H.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0022

H. H. Brimley. Curator, North Carolina State Museum, 1897, 1909 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from H. H. Brimley. Curator, North Carolina State Museum. Raleigh, N.C. October 29, 1897- Wants to "secure specimens of all the carnivorous animals of the state before they become finally extinct." Would like specimens of Canada Lynx and Wolves from Biltmore Estate.

February 10, 1909- Dr. Schenck writes asking who might prepare skins to make a fine fur coat for his wife.

February 16, 1909- Received Dr. Schenck's letter after coming back from the coast, where he received the skeleton of a whale, recently killed near Cape Lookout. He sends his furs to Maine. W. E. Stone of Scranton, N.C. could do the work, but is difficult to contact.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brimley, H. H.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
North Carolina. State Museum
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
Subjects
Taxidermy
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 5.0023

Senator J. J. Britt, February 1909 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Senator J. J. Britt. Raleigh, N.C. February 8, 1909- Three copies of letters to J. J. Britt from Dr. Schenck. Schenck sent a copy of a bill advocating Federal protection for the Forests of Western North Carolina. North Carolina would need to give up some sovereignty of the forests.

Will meet with Chairman Charles F. Scott of the Agricultural Committee in Washington D.C. He has the Appalachian National Park bill in charge and is opposed to the Park because the U.S. would have to buy land in Western N.C. Dr. Schenck agrees with Scott and asks for Britt's support.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Britt, James J. (James Jefferson), 1861-1939.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Scott, Charles F.
Corporate Names
Appalachian National Park Association
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
copies

Box.Folder 5.0024

W. A. Brittain, 1903, 1907 (2 sheets)

W. A. Brittain. Horse Shoe, N.C. February 4, 1903- Managed Sidney Rickman's land bought of J. P. Rickman. He claims Mr. Case rented it while it was still being rented to Mr. Edmudson. May 13, 1907- J. P. Rickman said he sold the John Rickman place to George Vanderbilt.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brittain, W. A.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Horse Shoe
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0025

Edgar D. Broadhurst, 1905 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Edgar D. Broadhurst. Greensboro, N.C. May 7, 1905- Will give lectures.

Planning course in Forest Law for Biltmore Forest School. He taught for a month.

August 10, 1905- Results of examination given to Biltmore Forest School students.

References to Judge McRae, Dean of the Law School [University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?].

August 9, 1905- Joined with David P. Stern to practice Law as Broadhurst and Stern.

September 4, 1905- Should be able to teach again next summer.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Broadhurst, Edgar D.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Guilford-Greensboro
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forestry schools and education
Forestry teachers--United States--History
Materials
announcements
business letters
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 5.0026

Edgar D. Broadhurst, 1906 - 1909 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from Edgar D. Broadhurst. Greensboro, N.C. Scheduling time to teach at Biltmore Forest School.

October 5, 1906- Letter with humorous remarks about loosing Mrs. Schenck's pocket knife after falling in the creek. It also includes a reference to an African-American man receiving 15 years in the penitentiary, as opposed to hanging.

Sending graded examinations.

Planning with C. D. Howe, Associate Director Biltmore Forest School, and Dr. Schenck for visiting Biltmore. Practicing law with E. J. Justice.

April 10, 1909- Schenck's views on forest fires due to arson.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Broadhurst, Edgar D.
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Adele Bopp
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Guilford-Greensboro
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forest fires
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence
telegrams

Box.Folder 5.0027

T. P. Brock, 1900 - 1906 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from T. P. Brock. Inman, S.C. He sold, or wanted to sell, land to George Vanderbilt. November 22, 1906- Purchased land from George Vanderbilt.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brock, T. P.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Spartanburg-Inman
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0028

Daniel D. Bronson, 1905 - 1907 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Daniel D. Bronson. Washington, D.C. and others. March 31, 1905- Wants to know if he earned his degree from Biltmore Forest School.

May 25, 1905- Booked to go to Arizona on July 1 to work on the Prescott Forest Reserve.

June 1 and 2, 1905- Buying surveying equipment to do work for Dr. Schenck.

Non-dated- Went to Cheraw, S.C. to run boundary lines.

June 27, 1905- Reports his marks on an examination [Civil Service?] and how he ranked among other students.

January 3, 1906- Doing mostly office work in Arizona.

1907- Writing from Albuquerque, N.M.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bronson, Daniel D.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0029

Leonard Bronson. "American Lumberman," Associate Editor, 1899, 1900 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Leonard Bronson. "American Lumberman," Associate Editor. Chicago, IL. September 26, 1900- Wants Dr. Schenck to write an article about timberland taxation. Bronson reports on his understanding of land taxation.

October 5, 1900- Asks Dr. Schenck how long it would take the proposed Minnesota National Park to gain as much business as if it were "turned over to the lumbermen for destructive lumbering?"

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bronson, Leonard
Publications
American Lumberman
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0030

Brown Book Co. Booksellers and Stationers, 1908 - 1909 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Brown Book Co. Booksellers and Stationers. Asheville, N.C. May 7, 1909- Copy of a letter where Dr. Schenck ordered a rubber stamp which was to state that any employee of the Forestry Department who provided evidence leading to conviction for trespassing cases involving hunting or fishing would received a $30 reward. There was a $200 reward for trespassing cases involving arson.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Brown Book Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Trespass
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 5.0031

Frank Elwood Brown, 1897, non-dated (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Frank Elwood Brown. Asheville, N.C. June 16, 1897- References to having taken a position at the French Broad Lumber Mill in the past. Ordered Biltmore Lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, Frank Elwood
Corporate Names
French Broad Lumber Mill
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 5.0032

Brown & Co. Practical Tailors., 1903 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Brown & Co. Practical Tailors. Asheville, N.C. Business card. Coats were made. February 2, 1903- Four samples of cloth for their overcoats.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Brown & Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
notes
swatches
trade cards

Box.Folder 5.0033

Brown Mfg. Co., 1908 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Brown Mfg. Co. Zanesville, Ohio. They quoted prices for wagon parts to Dr. Schenck. Dr. Schenck quoted prices on poplar wagon boards to them. June 24, 1908- Dr. Schenck stated that they [the Forestry Department] have been using, exclusively, the Old Hickory Wagon, manufactured at Louisville, KY.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Brown Mfg. Co.
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Muskingum-Zanesville
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates

Box.Folder 5.0034

Brown, Northup & Co., 1902 - 1908 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Brown, Northup & Co. Iron, Nails and Builders Hardware. Asheville, N.C. They sold to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Brown, Northup & Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
price lists
receipts

Box.Folder 5.0035

John P. Brown, Secretary and Treasurer, International Society of Arboriculture, 1901 - 1903 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from John P. Brown as Secretary and Treasurer, International Society of Arboriculture. Connersville, Ind. Letters regarding his travel plans and notes on Dr. Schenck's membership dues.

July 14, 1901- Says it is difficult for him to secure funds, "The Governor of Indiana having misappropriated the funds intended for our forestry work.."

November 19, 1902- Hopes Dr. Schenck won't consider arboriculture an opposition to Forestry Schools.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, John P.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
International Society of Arboriculture
Geographical Terms
Indiana-Fayette-Connersville
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 5.0036

John P. Brown. Secretary and Treasurer, Indiana Forestry Association, 1899 - 1908 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from John P. Brown. Secretary and Treasurer, Indiana Forestry Association. Contains a Simplex Reversible Letter Sheet, Envelope and Coin Card. Designed for paying and sending membership fees.

March 7, 1899- Wrote forestry legislation.

March 13, 1899- Part of his bill prohibits pasturage. Notes on needed, and non-needed, fire protection for Indiana woodlands.

March 20, 1899- Negative comments on Fernow. Says he accomplished little practical work.

April 29, 1899- Discusses his article which refutes the overspending of the Department of Agriculture. Says U.S. railways must change from wooden ties to metal.

January 2, 1900- Notes on forest fires in the American South.

March 22, 1901- Recent legislation created a New State Board of Forestry of Indiana.

May 25, 1901- Former members of the Indiana Forestry Association met to disband. The International Society of Arboriculture was organized with 300 members. Lists officers.

March 9, 1908- Reflects on his past work. Says his Arboriculture book is in the 7th volume.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, John P.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Corporate Names
International Society of Arboriculture
Geographical Terms
Indiana-Fayette-Connersville
Subjects
Forest fires--Law and legislation
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forestry law and legislation
Forests and forestry--Indiana
Materials
business letters
envelopes

Box.Folder 5.0037

Dr. J. Steven Brown, 1907, 1908 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. J. Steven Brown. Greystone. Hendersonville, N.C. He wanted to sell cord wood and land to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, J. Steven
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 5.0038

Percy Brown of Ewell Farm, 1899 - 1901 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from Percy Brown of Ewell Farm. Spring Hill, TN. Non-dated wedding invitation for Gertrude Margaret Plunket and Percy Brown. January 13, 1901- Secured employment with the John B. Kirby Lumber Company of Houston, Texas.

June 20, 1901- A railroad scheme in which he invested, failed. Looking for work in forestry.

July 28, 1901- Very interested in organizing a State Forestry Association and wants Dr. Schenck's assistance.

Planning meeting to form State Forestry Association.

August 19, 1901- Low turnout at Forestry meeting.

September 17, 1901- Helping his brother Ewell "get a wife." Leaving for work in Sherman, Texas.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, Percy
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
announcements
personal correspondence
telegrams

Box.Folder 5.0039

Percy Brown of Ewell Farm, 1902 - 1905 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Percy Brown of Ewell Farm. Spring Hill, TN. August 10, 1902- Saw that Dr. Schenck delivered an address at the Tennessee Forestry meeting. Kirby Lumber Company let him have a vacation. Working as a student assistant in a study of White Pine and Hemlock. Reports on his work.

October 27, 1903- Says his brother is Geo. Campbell Brown at Spring Hill. See him about buying mules.

August 6, 1904- Glad to hear that Biltmore Forest School is expanding. Compliments for the School. Sadly, the Government seems to prefer Yale graduates over those of Biltmore and Cornell. Had a kidney stone operation. Farming and looking for new employment.

April 11, 1905- Will probably give up forestry for the more profitable fields of farming and lumbering.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, Percy
Corporate Names
New York State College of Forestry
Yale University. School of Forestry
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 5.0040

R. R. Brown, 1896 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from R. R. Brown. New York City. Dr. Schenck offered him office work.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, R. R.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0041

Wiley B. Brown, Livery Stables, 1903, 1904 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Wiley B. Brown, Livery Stables. Asheville, N.C. According to Forestry Department records, he bought wood for Robert Carson. Brown said he did not place the order.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, Wiley B.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 5.0042

[Miss] L. M. Browne, 1899 - 1900 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from [Miss] L. M. Browne. Asheville, N.C. She bought wood from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Browne, L. M.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0043

Bruckwilder & Co., Ship Brokers, 1896 - 1897 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Bruckwilder & Co., Ship Brokers. Rotterdam. December 24, 1896- Would like Biltmore Estate's business in Spain and Portugal. January 29, 1897- Letter with quotation in German.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Bruckwilder & Co., Ship Brokers
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0044

Ernest Bruncken. Wisconsin State Forestry Commission. Wisconsin State Forestry Association., 1899 - 1900 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Ernest Bruncken. Wisconsin State Forestry Commission. Wisconsin State Forestry Association. Milwaukee, Wis. and Biltmore, N.C. May 19, 1899- First serious attempt at Forestry legislation in Wisconsin did not pass, but that is okay. The next Legislature should adopt an even better forestry bill. Professor Fernow encourages him to write a popular book on American Forests and Forestry.

May 29, 1899- Glad to hear Dr. Schenck thinks a popular forestry book would be successful. Inquiries about Schenck and Brandis' study tour of Europe.

October 11, 1899- Schenck took a trip through Minnesota. Putnam's Sons has Bruncken's book.

January 27, 1900- Book left press.

March 19, 1900- Notes on Pines at Punget Sound. Mixed reception of book. Sorry to hear that Schenck and Pinchot fell out over Sewanee matter. Pinchot liked his book and offered him a government position.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bruncken, Ernest, 1865-1933.
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Wisconsin-Milwaukee-Milwaukee
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Forests and forestry--Wisconsin
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0045

Ernest Bruncken. Wisconsin State Forestry Commission. Wisconsin State Forestry Association, 1901 - 1903 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Ernest Bruncken. Wisconsin State Forestry Commission. Wisconsin State Forestry Association. Milwaukee, Wis. and Biltmore, N.C. April 29, 1901- Bruncken an attorney at law. Will teach a summer law course at Biltmore Forest School.

May 13, 1903- In a long letter, Bruncken tells Schenck that he was competent and did his duty as an instructor at Biltmore Forest School. Students there are not motivated to learn, and Dr. Schenck encourages them in their dislike for Bruncken. Furthermore, Dr. Schenck did not give him sufficient time to prepare his courses. And he doesn't have any free time.

July 25, 1903- Will finish out his contract, but will move himself and his family from Davidson River to Biltmore.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bruncken, Ernest, 1865-1933.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Wisconsin-Milwaukee-Milwaukee
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0046

Edward Bryant, 1905 - 1907 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Edward Bryant. Swannanoa, N.C. and others. August 5, 1905- Introduces himself as a forestry student and a nephew of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Wanted to meet Dr. Schenck.

June 17, 1906- Writes from MA, where he is running a small lumbering operation. Finished at Harvard.

July 12, 1907- Went into a professional forestry consulting business with Professors Fisher and Cary. Greatly enjoyed a surveying and estimating job in Maine with Prof. Carey and the other members of his senior class. Writing from Boston, MA.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bryant, Edward
Corporate Names
Harvard Forest (Research facility)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Swannanoa
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0047

Ralph C. Bryant, 1899 - 1908 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Ralph C. Bryant. September 27, 1899- Senior Forestry student at Cornell University. January 10, 1908- Writing as an instructor at Yale University Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bryant, Ralph C.
Corporate Names
Yale University. School of Forestry
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0048

William A. Buckhout. Professor, Department of Botany and Horticulture. The Pennsylvania State College, 1897 - 1899 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from William A. Buckhout. Professor, Department of Botany and Horticulture. The Pennsylvania State College. Centre Co., PA. Calling card. Seems to have made a visit to see Biltmore Forest operations at a time when Dr. Schenck was not available to meet with him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Buckhout, William A.
Materials
business letters
visiting cards

Box.Folder 5.0049

R. D. Buckner, 1900 - 1901 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from R. D. Buckner. Dealer in General Merchandise. Candler, N.C. He joined Dr. Schenck in a small chestnut oak tan bark operation.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Buckner, R. D.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Candler
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0050

Buffalo Pitts Company, 1899 - 1901 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Buffalo Pitts Company. Buffalo, N.Y. They wanted to sell hauling engines, road rollers and farm tools to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Buffalo Pitts Company
Geographical Terms
New York-Erie-Buffalo
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0051

Dr. H. K. Bull, 1905 - 1909 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. H. K. Bull. Asheville, N.C. January 27, no year- Writing from Hillcote. He did not charge Biltmore Estate with "'smuggling' in chestnut wood."

Receipts.

December 1908- Dr. Bull doesn't think he received the solid cord of wood he purchased.

January 14, 1909- Ranger Will Bradley wants to shoot the Brigham dogs that roam over Wilkes' [Wilks'] reserve. He is careful when shooting.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bradley
Bull, H. [Henry] K. [King]
Wilks, E. Langdon
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Feral dogs
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence
receipts

Box.Folder 5.0052

William Burbridge, 1902, 1905, non-dated (8 sheets)

Correspondence from William Burbridge. Professor Graves won't let him begin Yale Forest School until he finishes his classes at Biltmore Forest School.

May 17, 1905- Gave up Forestry and went into the Real Estate business with his brother in Jacksonville, FLA.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burbridge, William
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Florida-Duval-Jacksonville
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 5.0053

John Burdett, 1906, non-dated (4 sheets)

Correspondence from John Burdett. Biltmore House. Oct. 24, no year- Burdett in charge of Biltmore House firewood for six years. Having a difficult time now obtaining wood.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burdett, John
Corporate Names
Biltmore House
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Fuelwood
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 5.0054

Burke Tanning Co., 1903, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Burke Tanning Co. Morganton, N.C. They considered purchasing bark from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Burke Tanning Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Burke-Morganton
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0055

H. W. Burkhardt, 1907 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from H. W. Burkhardt. Davidson's River, N.C. Calling card for Mr. Herbert Waldemar Burkhardt.

April 13, 1907- Professor Howe said he qualified for his Biltmore Forest School degree. Wants employment.

Dr. Schenck recommended him to Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. for employment.

May 7, 1907- Would like to apply for the Jas. D. Lacey Co. job on the Pacific Coast.

August 28, 1907- Had a good job offer from a lumber company. Needs letters of recommendation and diploma.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burkhardt, H. W.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters
telegrams
visiting cards

Box.Folder 5.0056

Swan L. Burnett, 1896 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Swan L. Burnett. Lumber Dealer. Del Rio, TN. He sold poplar logs to Biltmore Lumber Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burnett, Swan L.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Cocke-Del Rio
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0057

Burnette & Lambert, Manufactures of Carriages and Wagons. Wheelwrights and Iron Workers, 1901 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from Burnette & Lambert, Manufactures of Carriages and Wagons. Wheelwrights and Iron Workers. Asheville, N.C. Two miscellaneous letters.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Burnette and Lambert
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0058

Edward M. Burns (W. S. Webb's Manager at Ne-Ha-Sa-Ne Park), 1899 - 1903 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Edward M. Burns (W. S. Webb's Manager at Ne-Ha-Sa-Ne Park). Herkimer, N.Y. August 23, 1899- Working with Dr. Webb to arrange a visit for Dr. Schenck.

References to Pinchot and Graves.

February 2, 1900- Admires both Schenck and Pinchot. Pinchot is helping them with more profitable farming. Yet, they argue over the need for a permanent road system.

August 21, 1903- Dr. Webb's estate was "fearfully damaged by fire." Dr. Webb was abroad. Very discouraging, especially since they had succeeded in putting out so many fires set by the Railroads in April and May. Pinchot developed a plan they are following to re-produce burnt lands. Burns' thoughts on firefighting and the origin of the fire. Dr. Webb already paid for his Park with lumbering. Much of his land was untouched by the fire.

Mr. Byron Ames was Dr. Webb's Superintendent at Ne-Ha-Sa-Ne Park. He managed the firefighting.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burns, Edward M.
Byron, Ames
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Ne-Ha-Sa-Ne Park
Geographical Terms
New York-Herkimer-Herkimer
Subjects
Forest fires
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 5.0059

Lindley Burns, 1904, 1905, non-dated (15 sheets)

Correspondence from Lindley Burns. Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. March 6, 1904- Doing tally work for Dr. Schenck at Davidsons River.

May 21, no year- Commissioned to prepare a bulletin on tree planting in the USA and can't return to work for Dr. Schenck.

No date- Writing from Baltimore. Signed the letter from Dr. Porter, though he disagrees with it. Suggests a newsletter be started for Biltmore Forest School graduates.

March 29, 1905- Got a job with the USDA, Bureau of Forestry in Washington D.C.

September 23, 1905- Plans for writing an article on Biltmore Forest School for "some good magazine."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burns, Lindley
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Maryland-Baltimore
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 5.0060

George M. Burr, Land and Timber Company of Southern Alabama, 1896 (7 sheets)

George M. Burr, Land and Timber Company of Southern Alabama. Manistee, MI. Non-dated draft of a letter to Burr. The Highland Forest Company is ready to carry out a settlement over the disputed boundary lines.

May 16, 1896- Estimate on the timber of their lands on Dark Ridge Creek at Balsam Station.

July 27, 1896- Disagrees with Mr. Cook's estimates of the land.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
George M. Burr, Land and Timber Company of Southern Alabama
Geographical Terms
Michigan-Manistee-Manistee
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0001

Harry Burrall, 1901- 1906 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from Harry Burrall. Former student of Biltmore Forest School. Traveling to study different regions of the U.S.A.

July 9, 1905- Writing from Milford, PA. Taking a class with Dr. Graves.

Personal notes and reports on his studies with Drs. Graves and Tracy.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burrall, Harry D.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
notes
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 6.0002

James A. Burroughs, M.D., Incorrectly dated - 1903 (4 sheets)

Letters from James A. Burroughs, M.D. Asheville, N.C. Miscellaneous correspondence.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burroughs, James A.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0003

John C. Burrowes, President, The Toxaway Hotel Company's System of Hotels in North Carolina, September 1905 - June 13, 1905 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from John C. Burrowes, President, The Toxaway Hotel Company's System of Hotels in North Carolina. Lake Toxaway, N.C. September 18, 1905- Wants to introduce California mountain quail into the mountains of N.C.

June 5, 1906- Wants Dr. Schenck to recommend an expert timber cruiser. Considering the following estimators: Sam Foster, Alvord Kitchen, Rufus Galloway and Foster [PreFarrow?]

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burrowes, John C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Toxaway, Lake
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0004

John C. Burrowes, President, The Toxaway Hotel Company's System of Hotels in North Carolina, June 15, 1906 - May 1907 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from John C. Burrowes, President, The Toxaway Hotel Company's System of Hotels in North Carolina. Lake Toxaway, N.C. He considered purchasing Highland Forest.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burrowes, John C.
Corporate Names
Highland Forest Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Toxaway, Lake
Materials
business letters
calculations
receipts

Box.Folder 6.0005

Wm. M. Burgan, Cypress, 1904 - July 1905 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Wm. M. Burgan, Cypress. Baltimore, MD. Dr. Schenck conducted an estimate of the Eddy Lake Cypress Co., of Port Harrelson, S.C. for him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burgan, Wm. M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Eddy Lake Cypress Co.
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Horry-Port Harrelson
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0006

Wm. M. Burgan, Cypress, August 1905 - December 1905 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from Wm. M. Burgan, Cypress. Baltimore, MD.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Maryland-Baltimore
Materials
business letters
notes
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 6.0007

Ralph Burton, 1901 - 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Ralph Burton. Pittsfield, MA. October 15, 1904- Would like to join Biltmore Forest School as a special student as Dr. Schenck suggested.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burton, Ralph
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Berkshire-Pittsfield
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 6.0008

Butterworth & Lowe. Manufacturers of Logging Cars, Car Wheels and Car Irons, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Butterworth & Lowe. Manufacturers of Logging Cars, Car Wheels and Car Irons. Grand Rapids, Michigan. They made quotations on their products for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Butterworth & Lowe
Geographical Terms
Michigan-Kent-Grand Rapids
Subjects
Logging--Equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters