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


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series C of The Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records contains business and personal correspondence dated 1895 to 1909, predominately incoming correspondence collected and preserved by George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office. Copies of outgoing correspondence, presumably letters written by Biltmore Estate Forest Manager, Dr. Carl Alwin Schenck are included. Series C contains letters to Dr. Schenck from Austin Cary at the Yale School of Forestry. It includes letters from Allen Chamberlain, Secretary of the Massachusetts Forestry Association and Herman H. Chapman, Superintendent of the University of Minnesota, Northeast Experiment Farm. Series C contains a substantial amount of local history information. Rangers, including James Case, are represented. There are letters from Biltmore's Agnes Moreland Campbell. Finally, Series C holds many letters from Biltmore Forest School students and prospective students, vendors wishing to sell goods and services, lumber merchants and buyers, persons requesting Dr. Schenck's publications and landowners communicating about the sale of tracts adjoining or within the boundaries of George Vanderbilt's lands.
Contact Information:
The Biltmore Company, Museum Services Department,
Archives Division
1 North Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina
28801 USA
Phone: (828) 225-6300
Fax: (828) 277-3454
URL: http://www.biltmore.comeMail: archives@biltmore.com
Processed by
Stephanie S. Gardner
Date Completed
2002
Encoded by
Stephanie S. Gardner
© 2003 The Biltmore Company. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Title
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series C, 1895 - 1909, 1896 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/C
Extent
2 and ½ 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 C, 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

Like the other series in the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series C documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world. A noted correspondent of Series C is R. H. Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Canadian Forestry Association. The series also contains letters to Dr. Schenck from Austin Cary of the Yale School of Forestry. Other important figures in the series are Allen Chamberlain, Secretary, Massachusetts Forestry Association and Herman H. Chapman, Superintendent, University of Minnesota, Northeast Experiment Farm.

Series C also contains a great deal of Biltmore Estate history through letters to Dr. Schenck from his Forest Rangers James Case and R. D. Case. Also included are letters from sisters Agnes Moreland Campbell and Lucia Blair Campbell, friends of Biltmore Estate Manager, Charles McNamee.

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
Campbell, Agnes Morland
Campbell, Lucia Blair
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
C. A. Schenck and Company
Yale University. School of Forestry
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Foresters
Forestry consultants
Forestry law and legislation
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Lumbermen
Materials
business letters
circular letters
fliers (printed matter)
forms (documents)
memorandums
notes
personal correspondence
postcards
reports
telegrams

Related Material

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

Container List

Box.Folder 6.0009

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1897 - 1900 (17 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. Dr. Maria F. Cumming of Berkley, CA requested information.

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
notes
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 6.0010

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1901 - 1904 (19 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. Dr. Maria F. Cumming of Berkley, CA requested information.

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

Box.Folder 6.0011

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1905 (18 sheets)

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

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

Box.Folder 6.0012

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1906, 1907 (38 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
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 6.0013

Job Applicants, 1898 - 1908 (34 sheets)

Correspondence from individuals seeking employment from Dr. Schenck. August 12, 1904- Recommendation letter for C. D. Howe from John M. Coulter, Head of Department of Botany, The University of Chicago. Howe was his assistant.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation

Box.Folder 6.0014

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1896 - 1902 (19 sheets)

Flier for Corliss Coon Collars. May 29, 1899- The Cleveland Target Company gives quotes for Magautraps. June 2, 1899- The Cleveland Target Company received Dr. Schenck's order for an Expert Trap and 1000 Blue Rocks.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Animal traps
Collars
Trapping--Equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 6.0015

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1903 - 1905 (23 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the purchase of products or services.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
order forms

Box.Folder 6.0016

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1906 - 1909 (29 sheets)

Advertisement for Linene Reversible Collars and Cuffs. August 15, 1906- Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House of Nashville, TN received Dr. Schenck's order for 1,000 booklets; "Working Field of Biltmore Forest School."

July 18, 1907- Letter from Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Asheville regarding shipment of three crates of assorted soda water to E. H. Jenney in Pisgah Forest.

March 19, 1909- Copy of a letter from Dr. Schenck to The Commercial Motorcar Co. of New York City. Dr. Schenck's thoughts on using motorcars to transport lumber. He says they would need better roads in the East to make it work. Attached is an illustrated pamphlet, "Saurer Motor Trucks. Manufactured by Adolph Saurer. Arbon, Switzerland."

May 18, 1909- Letter from Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Adolph Saurer
Coca-Cola USA
Subjects
Collars
Log transportation
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
copies
pamphlets

Box.Folder 6.0017

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1898 - 1900 (29 sheets)

December 15, 1898- Correspondence marked [Tracts] "163, 175, 197." December 20, 1898- Geo. H. P. Cole offers to make a quit claim deed for his land. Criticizes Dr. Schenck's methods of trying to acquire the land. Marked "175 +163."

December 31, 1898- Marked "70."

January 9, 1899- John C. Cairnes sending deeds. Marked "193."

April 14, 1905- Letter marked "126."

April 27, 1909- George Vanderbilt would probably not want to trade any of his land on Bear Creek Road for Mrs. M. B. Cothran's part of the Rachel Spain tract on Avery's Creek.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 6.0018

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1896 - 1905 (17 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence concerning orders and possible orders for both lumber and firewood.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
estimates

Box.Folder 6.0019

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1906 - 1908 (34 sheets)

November 8, 1906- The New Windsor Hotel in Asheville, N.C. was in trouble due to their firewood supply being stopped.

April 2, 1908- D. G. Courtney, White Oak Cooperage of Charleston, West Virginia says Biltmore Poplar is inferior to WV Poplar.

Many letters include copies of Dr. Schenck's replies to lumber companies that inquired about lumber prices. The companies received Dr. Schenck's advertising circular that poked fun at presidential candidate William Taft.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Poplar
Materials
business letters
circular letters
copies
estimates
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 6.0020

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber, 1896 - 1908 (22 sheets)

November 17, 1904- F. B. Cunningham, an agent in St. Louis, has several timber tracts for sale. Includes an announcement with descriptions of the lands and a copy of a letter of recommendation for Cunningham.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
announcements
business letters
copies
letters of recommendation

Box.Folder 6.0021

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1905, 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence regarding Dr. Schenck's services for estimating the values of timber lands. May 11, 1905- "The Chattanooga Times" offers to print an add for C. A. Schenck & Co.

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

Box.Folder 6.0022

Companies Selling School Supplies and Advertisements to Biltmore Forest School, 1898 - 1908 (8 sheets)

Flier on School Advertisements and specimen advertisement from The Churchman Company, New York City. The add would appear in "The Churchman."

January 15, 1903- The Century Co., Advertising Department sends two specimen full-page adds for Biltmore Forest School that would appear in "The Century Magazine." The first add shows Dr. Schenck and students on horseback in a row in front of the main cabin of 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
Forestry schools and education
Materials
advertisements
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
samples

Box.Folder 6.0023

People Selling Animals, 1896 - 1909 (28 sheets)

December 5, 1899- Would be difficult to get Rainbow Trout (Salmo Irideus) from New England.

Responses to an advertisement in which Dr. Schenck requested to buy live deer.

January 20, no year- Crystal Spring Trout Farm in South Wareham, MA will ship trout eggs.

May 12, 1908- Congressman William T. Crawford filed Dr. Schenck's application for fish with the Bureau of Fisheries.

July 3, 1908- Did not receive notice in time to receive fish from the fish car passing through Pisgah Forest.

May 4, 1909- Fish received and placed in the headwaters of a stream.

October 16, 1909- Offer to sell mules to Locke Craig.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Craig, Locke, 1860-1925.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Fish stocking
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout industry
Materials
business letters
calculations
copies
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 6.0024

Correspondence Concerning Rental Properties, Including Individuals Who Boarded Students of Biltmore Forest School, 1903 - 1909 (18 sheets)

Includes three letters from Mary Davis Carr, who appears to have rented to Biltmore Forest School students.

August 18, 1908- C. M. Creaseman wants to lease the Brown town [Browntown] land and house so that he can send his children to Biltmore School.

January 6, 1909- Draft of a letter to Jesse F. Cox from [Carl Schenck?] The writer notes he paid Mr. Cox's rent and berates Cox for being the slowest man to pay rent in the entire department.

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

Box.Folder 6.0025

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1896 - 1907, non-dated (28 sheets)

Requests for copies of Dr. Schenck's books and pamphlets. Does not include requests for Biltmore Forest School catalogs. October 17, 1901- Walter H. Cooke writes that his State [Connecticut?] Legislature passed an act to appoint and appropriate for a State Forester. Walter Mulford, formerly of Ithaca, NY was hired.

January 18, 1906- Copy of a portion of a letter with no author's name, describing the Biltmore Forest School. Notes that Forestry is only taught there from a practical, or investor's, standpoint and that students can join any time of the year.

August 13, 1907- Letter with two attached clippings advertising Dr. Schenck's "Forest Management" pamphlet; from the Lumber Trade Journal of New Orleans.

Non-dated- Letter from Mrs. Emma Shaw Colcleugh with an attached flier advertising her series of lectures. Most of the lectures were on subjects concerning travel. There is a picture of a totem pole on the flier.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Mulford, Walter, 1877-1955.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
copies
fliers (printed matter)
postcards

Box.Folder 6.0026

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1897 - 1909 (19 sheets)

January 20, 1897- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau sends information on meteorological works, not included. Happy to hear of George Vanderbilt's plans to establish two meteorological stations at Biltmore.

November 23, 1898- Copy of a letter from hemlock bark dealer, Frank A. Cutting, to James Wilson, Sec. of Agr. Complains of taxes and explains why land owners wish to "skin" their land.

June 29, 1901- J. C. Curtis of Turnpike, N.C. wrote Dr. Schenck a copy of an act to prohibit hunting birds in certain counties of N.C. without the written permission of the land owner.

Application for admission and certificate for admission to the Freshman class of Colby College, Waterville, Maine.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Curtis, J. C.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Colby College
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Forest management
Forestry law and legislation
Fowling--Law and legislation
Land use--Effect of taxation on
Meteorology
Materials
application forms
business letters
certificates
copies
form letters
lists
telegrams

Box.Folder 6.0027

Inquiries Regarding Passes, Circa 1896 - 1908 (21 sheets)

Inquiries regarding passes. Includes requests for passes and permission to fish. Both women and men wrote wishing to camp and fish in Pisgah Forest. March 25, 1908- Clyde Carr asks if he may have the 200 strawberry plants left by Mrs. Jenny in the Pink Beds.

August 1909- Dr. Schenck gives Mrs. H. G. Cheves directions on how to reach Pisgah Forest from Flat Rock.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 6.0028

Correspondence from Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1896 - 1903 (33 sheets)

Correspondence from or concerning Dr. Schenck's employees. January 27, 1896- J. H. Cogburn wanted Dr. Schenck to know of his duties at Buck Spring Cottage, for which he charged $4.49.

Requests for payments on work performed.

December 12, 1896- J. P. Calhoun of Scott's Creek, N.C. was angry that Dr. Schenck said he took #2 grade lumber for #1 grade.

January 12, 1900- Poorly written letter to Dr. Schenck. States rangers in Gloster Township should be changed. Closes with "We will close by saing [sic] this is Irne [Irene?]"

February 16, 1900- Driver accidentally ran over Agnes Campbell's flower bed.

November 14, 1903- B. C. Clark says Dr. Schenck wrote a letter to James Case in which he stated he wouldn't pay Clark. Clark protests. Attached stamped envelope. Also attached December 2, 1903 letter from R. G. Cook who appears to have been a sharecropper.

June 28, 1909- Arthur [H?] Case lists his expenses for a recent trip to Pisgah Forest.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Campbell, Agnes Morland
Case, James [Jimmy]
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Buck Spring Lodge
Materials
business letters
envelopes
memorandums
personal correspondence
postcards
receipts
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 6.0029

Correspondence from Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1904 - 1909 (32 sheets)

Correspondence from or concerning Dr. Schenck's employees. November 13, 1905- Gillespie Comes reports on his surveying work at the Bird Tract.

May 27, 1906- Sidney Case asks if crows may be shot on Farm Department land.

Letters concerning a Western Union Telegraph Company Messenger who went to Southern Railway Company to mail letters for Dr. Schenck. The Gate Keeper at the Railway would not let him inside.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
notes
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 6.0030

Correspondence Relating to Community Issues , 1897 - 1909 (25 sheets)

Correspondence relating to community issues. November 6, 1899- Letter about the possibility of a phone at [Buck Spring?] Lodge.

February 1, 1904- Cagle Taxes owed in Brevard.

August 1, 1907- Draft of a letter from Schenck to the Commercial Bank of Hendersonville. Supervisors of Mills River Township were to be given $120 if no trespass was committed on George Vanderbilt's Mills River lands for one year. Joe Cairnes was convicted of fishing on George Vanderbilt's land there. The Management of Biltmore Estate did not wish "the children of Mills River to suffer for the misconduct of one man" however, and wished to renew the offer of the prize.

May 4, 1908- Sunday School at Upper Bent Creek was closed. May they move the organ that Dr. Schenck gave them to the little Sunday School at Lower Bent Creek?

Letters about illicit distilling (moon shining) on Biltmore Estate. Dr. Schenck wrote to John G. Capers of the Treasury Department in Washington D.C., stating he thinks people should be arrested for suspicion of moon shining, they shouldn't have to be caught in the act.

April 5, 1909- Copy of a letter from Schenck to John C. Campbell in Demorest, GA. "My life has been interwoven with that of the mountaineer for fifteen years. What the mountaineer needs, above all, is education.." Dr. Schenck's thoughts on education, moon shining, agricultural development and economic development in the mountains. Also contains a letter from John C. Campbell.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Campbell, John C.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Bent Creek
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Blue Ridge Mountains
Distilleries--Law and legislation
Distilling, Illicit
Mountain people--Southern States
Materials
business letters
copies
lists
personal correspondence
trade cards

Box.Folder 6.0031

Groups and Organizations, 1899 - 1909 (40 sheets)

Groups and Organizations. Dues requested for Choral Society of Asheville.

May 16, 1901- Dr. Schenck to deliver a lecture to the Commercial Club in Louisville, KY.

Annual report and Prospectus of The Naturalist Club, Waterbury, CT. 1900 - 1901. Includes list of members, both men and women.

October 8, 1904- Letter encouraging Schenck to join the American Civic Association. Attached "Bulletin No. 1-Third Edition. American Park and Outdoor Art Association [and] American League for Civic Improvement now forming the American Civic Association." Gives the story of the Association. Includes membership application.

December 5, 1904- The Arthur H. Clark Company of Cleveland, Ohio is facing a financial loss with publication, "The Philippine Islands: 1493 - 1898." Will gradually decrease and then cease printing it.

February 19, 1909- Want Schenck to recruit for the Hardwood Manufacturers' Association of the United States. Includes application blanks and flier, "Uniform Inspection of Hardwood Lumber."

Small booklet for Christ School, Arden, N.C.

Non-dated- "List of Colleges + Universities."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
American Civic Association
Asheville Choral Society
Hardwood Manufacturers' Association of the United States
Geographical Terms
Connecticut-New Haven-Waterbury
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Materials
annual reports
application forms
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
form letters
lists
pamphlets
postcards

Box.Folder 6.0032

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1898 - 1905 (12 sheets)

General requests to Dr. Schenck regarding forestry. December 28, 1898- Descriptions of how logs are measured in the Wilmington, N.C. lumber market. Calculations with other states are penciled in on the reverse side.

May 12, 1904- Atlanta, GA company seeks information on eucalyptus lumber.

March 22, 1905- Letter from R. W. Covington, President of Citizens National Bank of Bowling Green, KY. He was one of the Trustees of the Mammoth Cave Estate.

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

Box.Folder 6.0033

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1906 - 1909 (23 sheets)

January 5, 1906- Information about Old Fort Works.

December 15, 1908- Letter from Dr. Schenck to the Editor of the "Charlotte Observer." The pine land owners in the Eastern part of N.C. and hardwood lands in the Western part of N.C. should fight against the abolishment of the tariff on woodgoods.

January 29, 1909- William T. Cox, USDA Forest Service, Assistant Forester seeks Dr. Schenck's ideas on foreign and domestically grown white pine seedlings, a comparison of their costs and quality, and Dr. Schenck's opinion on removing the tariff from seedlings. A copy of Schenck's reply is attached.

March 20, 1909- Price quotations for white pine trees [from Biltmore Forest?]

February 5, 1909- John H. Carter, President of American National Bank, Asheville, N.C., wrote to Hon. Edward W. Pou, House of Representatives, Washington D.C. Carter stated he hopes the present tariff on lumber will not be abolished as lumber is very important to the South.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Tariff on plants
Tariff--Law and legislation
White pine
White pine industry
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates

Box.Folder 6.0034

Receipts and Bills of Lading, 1898 - 1908 (10 sheets)

Miscellaneous receipts, invoices and bills of lading.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
bills of lading
invoices
receipts

Box.Folder 6.0035

Miscellany, 1896 - 1903 (26 sheets)

April 23, 1896- John M. Comstock, Chief of the Division of Customs, Treasury Department, Washington, D.C. writes Dr. Schenck about declaring wedding presents as personal effects. Includes a form for declaration of household effects.

Non-opened envelope from Toronto, Canada. It has four Canadian stamps.

October 7, 1901- "The Ladies' Home Journal" being sent to Mrs. Olga Schenck in Darmstadt, Germany.

[Government] Form No. 1237. "United States Civil Service Commission, Washington D.C." and form No. 532. "Engineer Draftsman. Supervising Architect's Office. October 21-22-23, 1903."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Customs administration--Law and legislation
Materials
business letters
forms (documents)
notes
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 6.0036

Miscellany, 1904 - 1909 (23 sheets)

April 30, 1905- Thomas A. Clayton writes about the mental health of Malcolm Rice.

Letters from Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co.'s Inspector, James Coyne.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Coyne, James
Rice, Malcolm
Corporate Names
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
Materials
business letters
calculations
copies
envelopes
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 6.0037

J. H. Cagle, The Cagle & Allison Sanitary Co., 1904 - 1906 (5 sheets)

Miscellaneous letters to Dr. Schenck from J. H. Cagle, The Cagle & Allison Sanitary Co. Hendersonville, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cagle, J. H.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0038

J. S. Calhoun, Dealer in Dry Goods, Shoes, Notions, [etc.], 1896 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from J. S. Calhoun, Dealer in Dry Goods, Shoes, Notions, [etc.] Scott[']s Creek, N.C.. He sold logs to Biltmore Lumber Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
J. S. Calhoun, Dealer in Dry Goods, Shoes, Notions, [etc.]
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Craven-Scott's Creek
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0039

Agnes Moreland Campbell, Circa 1900 - 1902 (13 sheets)

Correspondence to Dr. Schenck from Agnes Moreland Campbell. Asknish, Biltmore, N.C. Campbell was a Librarian. She and her sister, Lucia Blair Campbell, boarded Biltmore Forest School students.

June 17, no year- Can house more students in the upper and middle rooms of their house. She and Lucia would like to meet Mrs. Schenck.

Ordered firewood.

February 7, 1900- The man, Pressley, who brought her wood broke a lilac bush by throwing wood on it. He refused to take the wood to the cellar where it is usually emptied.

References to Mr. Ross.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Campbell, Agnes Morland
Campbell, Lucia Blair
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 6.0040

Douglas H. Campbell, no years listed (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Douglas H. Campbell. Sanford University. California. He visited Pisgah Forest.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Campbell, Douglas Houghton, 1859-1953.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0041

Lucia Blair Campbell, no years listed, 1904 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Lucia Blair Campbell. Asknish. Biltmore, N.C. She was the sister of Agnes Moreland Campbell. Ordered wood. She and Agnes boarded Biltmore Forest School students.

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Personal Names
Campbell, Agnes Morland
Campbell, Lucia Blair
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0042

R. H. Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Canadian Forestry Association, 1900 - 1907 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from R. H. Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Canadian Forestry Association. Ottawa, Canada. August 28, 1900- Dr. Schenck joined the Canadian Forestry Association.

July 8, 1901- Thanks Dr. Schenck for promising to write articles for "Rod and Gun."

November 14, 1904- Dr. Schenck suggested advertising Biltmore Forest School in the Canadian Forestry Journal.

Announcement- "Canadian Forestry Convention at Vancouver, B.C., the 25th and 26th of September, 1906."

August 1, 1907- Form letter requesting members of the Canadian Forestry Association to nominate new members.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Campbell, Robert Henry, 1867-
Corporate Names
Canadian Forestry Association
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Canada
Materials
announcements
application forms
business letters
form letters

Box.Folder 6.0043

Charles Carland, 1895 - 1907 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Charles Carland. Biltmore, N.C. He appears to have sharecropped and dealt in lumber for Dr. Schenck. Includes five bills of lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carland, Charles
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 6.0044

L. M. Carland, 1901 - 1905 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from L. M. Carland. Davidson's River, N.C. He fired boilers for Dr. Schenck, for a time.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carland, L. M.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 6.0045

T. J. Carland, 1902 - 1905 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from T. J. Carland. Biltmore, N.C. November 28, 1904- Quit working for Dr. Schenck due to disagreements with Mr. Rankin. May 2, 1905- Applied for a Ranger's position. He also wrote about land deals.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carland, T. J.
Rankin, C. T.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0001

W. L. Carmichael, General Merchandise, 1901 - 1904 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from W. L. Carmichael, General Merchandise. Brevard, N.C. He wrote to collect on the accounts of Dr. Schenck and his employees. Later merged to form Carmichael & Osborne, Dealers in General Merchandise.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
W. L. Carmichael, General Merchandise
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 7.0002

Carolina Coal Company. Dealers in Jellico, Lump, Anthracite and Coke, 1897 - 1904 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Carolina Coal Company. Dealers in Jellico, Lump, Anthracite and Coke. Asheville, N.C. They purchased firewood from the Biltmore Lumber Company to resell. They wanted an advance on the commission they received from selling the wood.

April 8, 1899- Protest of having been notified too late that the Biltmore Lumber Company was suddenly cutting off supplies with its dealers. Need wood to fill their orders. Think this is bad business on Dr. Schenck's part.

September 29, 1900- Sold wood to T. L. Durham, #18 Ann Street. One of the teams delivering the wood ran against the corner of his house. They want money to pay the damages.

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

Box.Folder 7.0003

Carolina Cooperage Co., Veneer and Truck Packages, 1898 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Carolina Cooperage Co., Veneer and Truck Packages. Wilmington, N. C. They considered purchasing white and chestnut oak for stave bolts from Biltmore Lumber Company, but the freight rates to get it to them would have been too expensive.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Carolina Cooperage Co., Veneer and Truck Packages
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-New Hanover-Wilmington
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0004

Geo. B. Carpenter & Co. Manufacturers and Jobbers of Twines and Cordage, 1899 - 1904 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. B. Carpenter & Co. Manufacturers and Jobbers of Twines and Cordage. Chicago, IL. They sold rope clips to Dr. Schenck.

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Corporate Names
Geo. B. Carpenter & Company
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0005

E. J. Carr, Freight Clerk. Biltmore, N.C., 1904, 1905 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from E. J. Carr, Freight Clerk. Biltmore, N.C. Notices of goods arriving for the Forestry Department at Biltmore, N.C. They include the following items: bags of buck wheat, hay, seed, lumber and oats.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carr, E. J.
Materials
forms (documents)
invoices
reports

Box.Folder 7.0006

Ralph E. Carson, 1899, 1900 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Ralph E. Carson. Sapphire, N.C. October 11, 1899- Would like to meet Dr. Schenck. Writes he is head of the Fish Hatchery in Sapphire, N.C., which has as a primary purpose the stocking of mountain trout and black bass in the lakes. Hoped to produce a quarter of a million fish that year.

November 23, 1899- Says he started the Hatchery to supply the Toxaway Company with Mountain Trout to restock those depleted during the annual drain on them by fishermen. Statistics on his hatchery. It is proving successful.

January 20, 1900- Dr. Schenck ordered 50,000 Rainbow Tout fry.

February 13, 1900- Will not be able to get Dr. Schenck's Rainbow Trout eggs due to the season. It would be too costly to hold them in the hatchery for two months before they could be released.

May 8, 1901- No longer with the Toxaway Company or the Fish Hatchery.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carson, Ralph E.
Corporate Names
Toxaway Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Sapphire
Subjects
Fish stocking
Fishery management
Rainbow trout
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0007

Frank Carter, Attorney, 1908 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Frank Carter, Attorney. Asheville, N.C. May 5, 1908- Copy of a letter from Schenck to Carter. Sent the contract, not included, between the Biltmore Estate and John Rutherford, dated October 17, 1906. Schenck and Rutherford agreed to abide by Carter's arbitration in their controversy. Schenck says Rutherford is sawing and removing oak and chestnut timber after the expiration of his timber lease. Wants to know if Rutherford has the right do this. Please answer with only a "yes" or a "no."

July 2, 1908- Copy of the arbitration statement by Carter. He ruled Rutherford did have the right to saw and remove the oak and chestnut after January 17, 1908. He is liable to the Estate resulting from any damages caused by failure to saw and remove the trees before January 17, 1908.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carter, Frank
Rutherford, John
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 7.0008

Austin Cary, Yale School of Forestry, 1899 - 1909 (29 sheets)

Correspondence from Austin Cary, Yale School of Forestry. Brunswick, Maine and Boston, MA. April 28, no year- Agrees with Schenck in his criticism of Pinchot's forest management methods.

November 24, 1899- He is in the woods a lot and would like copies of Dr. Schenck's articles that he may have missed. Agrees that 150 ft. per acre is a moderate figure for the yearly growth per acre of a good stand of spruce. Information on Maine forests including their taxation and protection from fires. Does not like his current position, but is trying to be amicable. He also publishes.

Non-dated clipping, "Canada's Forests Overrated. Disappointing in Extent and Character Professor Cary Says."

May 12, 1906- Returned home from a visit to Biltmore Forest. "It seems you undervalue Biltmore as a practical illustration."

November 17, 1901- Sent Dr. Schenck a book about college life.

Requesting literature from Dr. Schenck.

April 14, 1909- Copy of a letter to Cary from Dr. Schenck. Recent forest fires were not as bad as the newspapers said. 12,000 acres burnt over. Only 2 acres of Schenck's plantations were burnt. The fires were intentionally set. Cary now with Fisher, Cary & Bryant Consulting Foresters. Boston, MA.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cary, Austin, 1865-1936.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Yale University. School of Forestry
Geographical Terms
Maine-Cumberland-Brunswick
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Subjects
Forest fires
Forest management
Forests and forestry--Canada
Forests and forestry--Maine
Forests and forestry--Taxation
Spruce
Materials
business letters
clippings
copies
photocopies
postcards

Box.Folder 7.0009

A. B. Case, 1902 - 1907 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from A. B. Case. Skyland, N.C. and Biltmore, N.C. He was involved in a land deal with the Estate. Requests for passes. June 29, 1907- Schenck offered him $2 per day to take charge of his shops and lumberyard at Biltmore. He couldn't accept the offer on that little pay.

July 8, 1907- Will accept Dr. Schenck's proposition for $2 per day and ⅓ of the profits of the plant at Biltmore.

Non-dated- "Price List retail yard." Statement of inventory. Managing lumber stock.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, A. B.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Buncombe-Skyland
Materials
business letters
invoices
price lists

Box.Folder 7.0010

Case & Boyd, 1905, 1906 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Case & Boyd. Biltmore, N.C. April 18, 1905- [Paid?] for building a lumber shed for Dr. Schenck. Built furniture.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Case & Boyd
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 7.0011

C. C. Case, 1897 - 1909 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from C. C. Case. Brevard, N.C. November 16, 1903- Contracted to cut and deliver chestnut wood. Lists boundary provisions for contract.

September 11, 1905- Thinking of taking another wood contract, but not for less than $2.12 1/2 per cord.October 28, 1907- Offers to buy all the land on the watershed of Lamb's Creek.

October 12, 1909- Copy of a letter [from Dr. Schenck?] to C. C. Case. Sold Wheland Mill. Would Case like to buy the other one, the Farquhar Mill? It is $500.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, C. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 7.0012

James Case, 1900, 1902, non-dated (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Ranger, James Case. Cruso, N.C. and Davidsons River, N.C.. April 1899- B. C. Clark has been investigating Mrs. Barnwell's claim in Bradley Creek. He spoke with John Edmondson who said he had a claim on the land of about 40 years. The land was first entered by Merit Rickman. Gives long history of the land.

April 24, 1899- Completed pasture fences.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, James [Jimmy]
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Cruso
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Forest rangers
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0013

James Case, 1903 or 1905 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from Ranger, James Case.

Note "3s" and "5s" look much the same.

Memo to Dr. Schenck- March 23, 1903 reporting general Forestry Department operations as reported to the writer by James Case.

Collecting rents and arranging rentals.

April 8, 1903- List of skins trapped by Cleat Davis and himself.

May 8, 1903- Does not have room in his house to rent to Miss Cutter. Plus, he can't sleep with boarders making noise.

April 11, 1903- List of skins trapped by Charlie Meed.

September 30, 1903- Mrs. James Case sent monthly meteorological report.

November 14, 1903- Charlie Muse and Thomas McKimma found Lee Baynard and W. T. Simpson on Bradley Creek.

December 19, 1903- Believes he can tend to his and Mr. Gillespie's range. Gillespie will have to give him instructions regarding the English Pheasants.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, James [Jimmy]
Case, James, Mrs.
Davis, Cleat
Gillespie, Geo.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Forest rangers
Trappers
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums
reports

Box.Folder 7.0014

James Case, 1905 - 1908 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Ranger, James Case. December 23, 1905- Form "No. 4-Fish and Game During Week Ending Dec. 23, 1905." Caught or shot one owl.

July 28, 1906- Mr. Vollney Blythe of Etowah, N.C. wants a permit to take a party of ladies camping one night in the Pink Beds.

May 31, 1907- Beginning to write from Sunburst, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, James [Jimmy]
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Sunburst
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Forest rangers
Materials
business letters
forms (documents)

Box.Folder 7.0015

J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co., 1904 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co. Nashville, TN. They wanted to sell Engines and Threshing Machinery to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Davidson-Nashville
Subjects
Threshing machines industry
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
trade cards

Box.Folder 7.0016

R. D. Case, 1905, 1906 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from R. D. Case, possibly a Ranger. Davidsons River, N.C.. May 10, 1905- His children found a still. Case wants it moved.

Correspondence regarding stock animals and fencing.

May 13, 1905- A woman came around to see if people in his area wanted school for their children.

June 11, 1905- Will go to work on the tan bark on Rock House Creek on June 12th.

June 19, 1905- Could not get Locust posts in that area.

June 24, 1905- Had all the hemlock peeled.

July 17, 1905- Will fix the ladder at Looking Glass Rock. Will have to build part of it anew.

August 5, 1905- Found a dead deer at the Falls on Rock House Creek. He thinks it fell from the rock.

Collecting tan bark. Renting pastures.

November 17, 1906- Would like to continue work there and not move his family.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, R. D.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Distilling, Illicit
Fences
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 7.0017

W. J. Case, 1899 - 1907 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from W. J. Case. No location listed in most letters. April 22, 1897- Letter about the Robinson 18 acre tract. Marked "Tract 39."

May 20, 1899- Will Brackins listed his land for sale. Letter marked "265."

May 24, 1899- Gives detailed boundaries for a tract of land. Marked "33."

May 27, 1899- Thomas Hayes claimed Tract 4. Working with Gash on legal issues involving land ownership. Marked "4" "2" and "197."

May 27, 1899- Gives boundaries for Tract 45, now claimed by Frank McCall.

August 2, 1901- Sending a signed deed from Jefferson, Oregon.

July 3, 1907- Writing from Dana, N.C. Wants Dr. Schenck's help in building a Methodist Church five miles east of Hendersonville.

July 20, 1907- Received Dr. Schenck's five dollar donation towards the church.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, W. J.
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0018

Cates and Company, Cotton Seed Products and Coal, 1903, 1904 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Cates and Company, Cotton Seed Products and Coal. Spartanburg, S.C. They sold hulls and some meal to the Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Cates and Company
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Spartanburg-Spartanburg
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0019

Geo. H. Cecil, 1902, 1905 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Forest School student, Geo. H. Cecil. Washington, D.C. and other places. August 8, 1902- Letter from Schenck to Cecil. They use Phelps Tents made by T. C. Phelps, Boston, MA while in the mountains. Coming to Biltmore and will need a tent and a horse.

Helping Dr. Schenck find sugar pine seeds.

July 24, 1904- Has warm feelings toward Biltmore Forest School even though he did not finish his course there. Glad to see all the improvements Schenck has planned for the School. Now writing from Chico, California for the USDA Bureau of Forestry, Washington, D.C. Says he is engaged in a commercial study of Western yellow pine and sugar pine. Currently working at Stirling City, Butte Co., California.

November 15, 1904- Will leave soon for Bristol, VA. to make a study of the over-cut on the mall of the Tug River Lumber Co.

No date- At Tug River Lumber Co. Getting data from tables showing the actual cut in grades, values, etc. of the trees of that location.

Dr. Schenck sending lecture notes.

February 7, 1905- Moved to Little River Lumber Co. where poplar lumber was more plentiful and of a large size. Praise for the mill with which he is currently working.

April 12, 1905- Intends to take the Civil Service Examination that Spring.

May 16, 1905- Geo H. Cecil, Fred L. Pray and Daniel D. [Bronson?] sent a copy of the recent Civil Service Examination to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cecil, George H.
Pray, Fred L.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Civil service--Examinations
Forestry schools and education
Pine
Tents
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 7.0020

Census Office, 1903, 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from the Census Office. Washington, D.C. November 17, 1903- Received Dr. Schenck's inquiry about irrigation in the west. Sending "Part II, Agriculture, Twelfth Census," which has much information on irrigation. [not included.]

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Irrigation
Materials
business letters
form letters

Box.Folder 7.0021

Allen Chamberlain. Secretary, Massachusetts Forestry Association, 1899 - 1906 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Allen Chamberlain. Secretary, Massachusetts Forestry Association. Winchester, MA. September 14, 1899- Postcard to F. L. Olmsted Jr. Received FLO Jr.'s postcard concerning Dr. Schenck.

October 10, 1899- Could not find a membership application from Dr. Schenck, so Chamberlain filed one for him. The Association is honored to have him as a member.

August 23, 1900- Received copy of Dr. Schenck's pamphlet, "Some Business Problems of American Forestry."

Non-dated form letter encouraging reader of a certain article to "stir up public sentiment in his or her own community" towards the need for fire protection laws.

Clipping from "Forest Leaves" for Dec. 1905. Pennsylvania Forestry Association. Describes Dr. Schenck's publications, "Forest Mensuration" and "Biltmore Lectures on Sylviculture." Attached letter requesting copies of the two pamphlets.

January 4, 1906- Copy of a letter from Dr. Schenck. He sent the pamphlet [really a hardbound book] on Forest Mensuration. He only had enough of the Sylviculture Lectures for use by Biltmore Forest School students.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Chamberlain, Allen
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Massachusetts Forestry Association
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Middlesex-Winchester
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Massachusetts
Materials
business letters
clippings
copies
form letters
postcards

Box.Folder 7.0022

J. K. Chambers, Buncombe County Tax Collector, 1899 - 1906 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from J. K. Chambers, Buncombe County Tax Collector. Asheville, N.C. July 26, 1899- Special tax imposed on all Wood Dealers. See Revenue Act, Section 52. Please call because he has to report all unpaid taxes to the Judge.

June 22, 1904- Dr. Schenck's state and county taxes for 1903 were $72.78.

June 30, 1906- $20 balance due on the K. S. Howell property in Upper Hominy Creek.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Chambers, J. K.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 7.0023

Chambers, Weaver & Co. Livery Boarding and Sale Stable, 1897 - 1900 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Chambers, Weaver & Co. Livery Boarding and Sale Stable. Asheville, N.C. June 23, 1897- Bid for supplying carriages to the American Forestry Association in September. July 7, 1897- Provision for supplying carriages to the AFA.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Chambers & Weaver, Livery, Boarding and Sale Stables
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0024

Champion Fibre Company, 1906 - 1908 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Champion Fibre Company. Canton, N.C. Letter of April 26, 1906 is marked Sunburst, N.C. July 16, 1906- Sent blank forms of proposals for bids on hemlock lumber, included.

March 19, 1908- Would like to have Biltmore Forest School students tour the plant.

July 23, 1908- Specifications for the hemlock wood they would accept.

December 15, 1908- Dr. Schenck discusses chestnut growth in Western North Carolina. Two copies of his report.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Champion Paper and Fibre Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Canton
North Carolina-Haywood-Sunburst
Materials
business letters
copies
order forms

Box.Folder 7.0025

D. C. Champlain, 1903 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from D. C. Champlain. Biltmore, N.C. April 23, 1903- Letter to Mr. Marshall about banking. May 11, 1903- Requests fishing permits. May 15, 1903- Thanks for the fishing permits.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Champlain, D. [Daniel] C.
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 7.0026

Mrs. O. P. Chandler, 1903 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Mrs. O. P. Chandler. Buffalo Junction, VA. She sold a tame deer, Bessie, to Dr. Schenck. March 21, 1903- Mr. Chandler wrote saying he thought the deer should be worth more money since she was pregnant. Mrs. Chandler wanted to visit and see Bessie.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Chandler, O. P.
Geographical Terms
Virginia-Mecklenburg-Buffalo Junction
Materials
business letters
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 7.0027

Walter G. Chandler, Industrial Agent, Asheville & Craggy Mountain Railway Company, May - July 1905 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Walter G. Chandler, Industrial Agent, Asheville & Craggy Mountain Railway Company. Asheville, N.C.

May 4, 1905- His friend W. E. Barns, Editor of the "St. Louis Lumberman" wants a letter about hardwood resources in that area.

May 30, 1905- Sent copy of a letter to Prof. George A. Koenig of Michigan College. Wants an opinion from Dr. Schenck on Koenig's point. Would it be practical to convert wood directly to gas to power gas engines? Attended the Southern Industry Parliament in Washington D.C., where he met Gifford Pinchot and heard him speak. Pinchot said nice things about Schenck.

July 6, 1905- Mr. Howland (Richard S. Howland, President, Asheville & Craggy Mountain Railway Company,) spoke with George Vanderbilt. Howland wanted Chandler to make an inventory of resources on the Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Chandler, Walter G.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville and Craggy Mountain Railway Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0028

Walter G. Chandler, Industrial Agent, Asheville & Craggy Mountain Railway Company, August - September 1905 (18 sheets)

August 6, no year- On his way to Davidson's River. He met Mr. Case on the Boylston Road. Prospected with T. J. Hollingsworth in the afternoon. Humorous complaints about not being able to sleep due to bugs in his bed. Hears no option could be gotten for the Highland Forest Co. or the Haywood Lumber Co.

August 8, 1905- Mr. Thompson returned from the Murphy Branch. References to Schenck, General Davidson, Mr. Howland, Mr. Tingley, Mr. O'Kelley and S. Montgomery Smith. "The business connected with the opening up of the Ivy country is progressing favorably."

August 12, 1905- Showed mica samples to Vance Brown. He wants to lease the land. Mr. Howland in New York to lease Pisgah Forest.

August 18, 1905- May have an investor in Chicago.

August 21, 1905- Mr. Brown in Gloster looking at the mica. "Mr. Howland learned this morning through Gen. Davisson,[sic] who is attorney for Mr. Thompson, that the people in Canton are holding him on his proposed project by very exorbitant prices and that he is ready to consider another location. It seems too that Mr. Montgomery Smith has not been able to make good all his claims."

September 19, 1905- "Mr. Thompson has definitely arranged to establish his pulp mill at Canton." Negotiations finished with the Southern Railway Company.

September 21, 1905- International Harvest Co. does not wish to purchase Pisgah Forest tract.

September 26, 1905- Hears that the Pisgah Forest tract was offered for sale at $1,000,000. Chandler believes he can sell the tract but wants to know what kind of commission George Vanderbilt will pay him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, Vance
Chandler, Walter G.
O'Kelley, John
Corporate Names
Asheville and Craggy Mountain Railway Company
Highland Forest Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0029

Herman H. Chapman, Superintendent. University of Minnesota, Northeast Experiment Farm, 1900 - 1909 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from Herman H. Chapman, Superintendent. University of Minnesota, Northeast Experiment Farm. January 18, 1900- Wants to visit Biltmore and speak with Dr. Schenck.

July 23, 1900- Back in Minnesota working with the Minnesota Park.

References to the Women's Federation and forestry management issues.

February 2, 1906- Writing from Yale University Forest School. He was an instructor in Forest Law.

Requesting literature.

January 11, 1909- Letter from Dr. Schenck to Chapman. Dr. Schenck's opinions and advice on forest fire prevention in the South.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Chapman, Herman H.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Yale University. School of Forestry
Geographical Terms
Connecticut-New Haven-New Haven
Minnesota-Itasca-Grand Rapids
Subjects
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forests and forestry--Minnesota
Women--Societies and clubs
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0031

Chattanooga Machinery Co., 1902 - 1905 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Chattanooga Machinery Co. Chattanooga, TN. They wanted to sell Insulator Pin, Bracket & Cross Arm Machinery to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Chattanooga Machinery Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Hamilton-Chattanooga
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0032

Dr. Thomas Patton Cheesborough, 1906 - 1908 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. Thomas Patton Cheesborough. Asheville, N.C. August 2, 1906- Treating a Biltmore Forest School student. Will not be able to accept Dr. Schenck's invitation for fishing.

July 21, 1908- Wants to relax in the woods. Can he purchase half day fishing permits?

July 25, 1908- More on a special fishing pass for the Dr. and his party. Mr. Adicks will go place the tents. Doctor Cheesborough, General Davidson and Mr. Bourne will come later.

August 3, 1908- Sent $10 for 2 days of fishing.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cheesborough, Thomas Patton, Dr.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 7.0033

The Chew & Morrow Company, December 1896 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from The Chew & Morrow Company. Wholesale Dealers in Hardwood Lumber and Export Logs. Marion, N.C. They considered purchasing lumber from Biltmore Lumber Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
The Chew & Morrow Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-McDowell-Marion
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0034

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 1904 (7 sheets)

Chicago House Wrecking Co. Chicago, IL. April 29, 1904- Dr. Schenck bought 200 fence posts.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Chicago House Wrecking Co.
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
postcards
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 7.0035

H. D. Child. The Asheville Carriage and Wagon Repository, 1898 - 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from H. D. Child. The Asheville Carriage and Wagon Repository. Asheville, N.C. February 19, 1898- Dr. Schenck ordered 3 ¼ Piedmont Gear. Possible order of a Buckboard. Information on Russell portable engines, boiler and sawmill.

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

Box.Folder 7.0036

Charles Cristadoro, 1899 - 1900 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from Charles Cristadoro. St. Paul, Minnesota. December 11, 1899- Article gave the Kaiser credit for a good pheasant hunt using a rifle, but he really used a shot-gun.

References to Colonel Cooper, a Park, and Thos. Shenlie, an enemy of the Park.

January 31, 1900- Saddened by the possible cutting of large pine trees. Does not want to give an address in front of 500 women.

February 2, 1900- Building up support of the Park through women's clubs. Talked to 800 women on Saturday.

February 22, 1900- Representative Eady, from Northwestern Minnesota, wrote a letter in opposition to the Park. Mrs. William, President of Federation of Women's Clubs, and Miss Sanford are on their way to Washington to support the Park.

March 4, 1900- Sent Eady's letter to Dr. Schenck. Note at the top of the page says Eady is now middle of the road on the Park issue.

March 19, 1900- Hopes Schenck will not go to Germany, but stay in the USA. Favor growing for the Park.

September 26, 1900- "The American Lumberman" and Col. Cooper at the Tacoma Building want to see Dr. Schenck when he visits.

Travel plans for Dr. Schenck.

October 20, 1900- The Pulueth Papers are no good for the Park effort. Shenlie plotting against them.

October 22, 1900- People want the Park, even if Mr. Shenlie does not.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cristadoro, Charles
Shenlie, Thomas
Geographical Terms
Minnesota-Ramsey-Saint Paul
Subjects
Forest management
Forests and forestry--Minnesota
Parks--Law and legislation
Women--Societies and clubs
Materials
personal correspondence
telegrams

Box.Folder 7.0037

Charles Cristadoro, 1902 - 1903 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Charles Cristadoro of St. Paul, Minnesota. January 2, 1902- Writing about pine on an unnamed reservation. Does Dr. Schenck believe it should be clear cut? Would it change the town water level?

January 11, 1902- Physicians, Women's Clubs and "'cranks' on forestry" have created public sentiment to save the pines. Walker and Cass Lake [residents] are working hard to have the reservation opened up for settlement. Cristadoro believes Cass Lake people were squatters on the reservation. Many people object to the idea of a Park but are in favor of a Forest Reserve. Cristadoro does not see much difference in the two.

August 22, 1903- Letter from J. Gertrude Cristadoro stating Mr. C is away.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cristadoro, Charles
Geographical Terms
Minnesota-Ramsey-Saint Paul
Subjects
Forest reserves
Parks
Pine
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0038

Theodor Christ, 1904 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from Theodor Christ of Munich, Germany.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Christ, Theodor
Geographical Terms
Europe, Deutschland, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0039

Florence D. Chunney, 1898 - 1901 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Florence D. Chunney of Biltmore, N.C. She ordered firewood from Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Chunney, Florence D.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0040

"The Asheville Citizen", 1899 - 1907 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from "The Asheville Citizen." Asheville, N.C. Price quotations for advertisements.

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

Box.Folder 7.0041

John M. Clancy, 1904 - 1906 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from John M. Clancy. Davidson's River, N.C. and Louisville, KY. Biltmore Forest School Student. August 27, 1906- Dr. Schenck invited him to work at Ducktown, but he couldn't go there. Did not finish his classes at Biltmore Forest School. Possibly getting a good job with a wagon company.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clancy, John M.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Kentucky-Jefferson-Louisville
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 7.0042

John M. Clancy, 1907 - 1909 (29 sheets)

Correspondence from John M. Clancy in Louisville, KY. January 20, 1907- Writing to Dr. Howe from Kentucky Wagon Manufacturing Co. Glad to hear Biltmore Forest School is doing well. Wants Dr. Howe to recommend a book on the structure of lumber.

May 7, 1905- Wagon stock prices are rising. Asks for a price quote on lumber. Would like a job in one of the Estate's mills to gain a knowledge of practical lumbering.

May 17, 1907- Will work at the Wagon Co. until Fall.

June 23, 1907- Tired of Wagon Co. work and policies. Wants to reenter Biltmore Forest School.

Wagon Co. gave him a position as a buyer.

More notes on Biltmore Forest School and the Wagon Co.

July 9, 1908- Copy of a letter from Dr. Schenck. Highland Forest Co. will allow Schenck to hire an assistant. He advises Clancy to keep ties with the Wagon Co.

March 3, 1909- Copy of a letter to Clancy. The writer, probably Dr. Schenck, recommends gymnastic exercises.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clancy, John M.
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Kentucky Wagon Company
Geographical Terms
Kentucky-Jefferson-Louisville
Subjects
Carriage industry--Employees
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 7.0043

W. R. Clapp, 1904, 1905 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from W. R. Clapp. Biltmore, N.C. Dr. Schenck sold a mail pouch to him. August 8, 1905- Boarding his horse in Wicker's pasture. Found it had been abused by excess riding.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clapp, W. R.
Subjects
Animal welfare
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 7.0044

G. J. Clark, Dentist. Breeder of Thoroughbred Pheasants and Poultry, 1905 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from G. J. Clark, Dentist. Breeder of Thoroughbred Pheasants and Poultry. Mayville, WI. May 17, 1905- Please break a few of the eggs to see if they are fertile. June 9, 1905- Bill for April 26 and May 6 orders of 50 Pheasant eggs.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clark, G. J.
Geographical Terms
Wisconsin-Dodge-Mayville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0045

Judson F. Clark, Ontario Department of Crown Lands, Bureau of Colonization and Forestry, 1901 - 1906 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Judson F. Clark. Ontario Department of Crown Lands, Bureau of Colonization and Forestry. Toronto, Canada. October 12, 1901- Writing from Munich, Germany. Enjoyed his visits to German forests. Does not think cypress would do well in Munich due to the winter climate.

No date- Writing from Canada. Letter of recommendation for Dr. F. W. Foxworthy.

August 28, 1904- Considers outlook of forestry in Canada to be very bright.

Requests for Dr. Schenck's writings.

June 9, 1906- Wants advice on whether certain courses should be taught by the Botanical Department or the Department of Forestry at the School of Forestry at Toronto University. Includes class list. Attached is a non-signed letter to Dr. Schenck from a worker at Ducktown, TN.

June 22, 1906- Dr. Schenck said the Forestry Department, rather than the Botanical Department, should teach the classes in question. Clark gives views on the education of foresters.

November 5, 1906- Sends a copy of a letter in which he retired from Government Service in Ontario. Stated reasons for leaving include lack of public service jobs for trained foresters.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clark, Judson Freeman, b. 1870.
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Toronto Metropolitan Area
Tennessee-Polk-Ducktown
Subjects
Cypress
Forestry schools and education
Forests and forestry--Canada
Materials
business letters
copies
letters of recommendation
lists

Box.Folder 7.0046

T. J. Clark, 1900 - 1902 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from T. J. Clark. Asheville, N.C. He or she purchased oak blocks from the Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clark, T. G.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 7.0047

Henry P. Clarke, 1903 - 1908 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Henry P. Clarke. Rockbrook Farm. Brevard, N.C. December 14, 1903- Dr. Schenck may use the photographs Kip Walker gave him in any way he desires. June 2, 1908- Wishes to take his daughter and her friends, male and female college students, camping in the mountains for a week. Would like to rent the Backwoods Lodge.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clarke, Henry P.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 7.0048

Henry F. Claudius, 1908 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Henry F. Claudius. Asheville, N.C. He wanted employment. He wanted to act as an agent for leasing Biltmore land and lumberyard.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Claudius, Henry F.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
sketches

Box.Folder 7.0049

J. E. Clayton, Dealer in General Merchandise, 1899, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from J. E. Clayton, Dealer in General Merchandise. Brevard, N.C. July 11, 1904- Mr. Milliard Galloway gave him permission to fish on the land for which he cared. Clayton did not realize he was fishing outside of Galloway's territory.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clayton, J. E.
Galloway, Milliard
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Trespass
Materials
invoices
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 7.0050

The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., 1907, 1908 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. Negaunee, Michigan. April 16, 1907- Would start out Dr. Schenck's graduates at $56 per month and all expenses if hired.

April 19, 1907- Requirements for new employees.

April 20, 1908- Would like Dr. Schenck to visit and see the progress of his 3 graduates.

April 20, 1908- Notes on their plans for reforestation and Dr. Schenck's advice about it.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Cleveland-Cllifs Iron Co.
Geographical Terms
Michigan-Marquette-Negaunee
Subjects
Railroads--Michigan
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0051

George C. Clothier, Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1905 - 1907 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from George C. Clothier. Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College. Agricultural College, MI. April 3, 1905- Writing from Paxico, Kansas. Enjoyed his time at Biltmore Forest School.

September 11, 1905- Writing from Mississippi. Might be able to lecture at the Biltmore Forest School during the summer.

September 21, 1905- Yellow fever scare has delayed the opening of the College. References to President Hardy and his support. Would have to delay his lectures. The Forest Service would probably pay his transportation to Biltmore and maybe his salary as a lecturer.

June 12, 1906- Enjoyed his time at Biltmore Forest School.

July 21, 1907- Notes on damages caused to forests by fumes from smelters. The Anaconda Copper Mining Co. of Anaconda, Montana has been made to pay large amounts of damages. W. G. Weigel of the Forest Service examined the injured forests for the government.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clothier, George L.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Subjects
Forest protection
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 7.0052

Collier Cobb, 1904 - 1908 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from Professor Collier Cobb. Chapel Hill, N.C. October 11, 1904- Can give summer lectures on geology and physical geography at Biltmore Forest School.

May 29, 1905- "Four deaths" in his family will delay his arrival at Biltmore.

July 10, 1905- Returned examinations, not included, to Dr. Schenck.

September 6, 1905- Recommends Hattie M. Berry and not Mary G. Davis for clerical work. Miss Berry currently at the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 5, 1905- Invitation to Mrs. Schenck to join Dr. Schenck for a visit.

July 9, 1906- Can begin lectures on July 30th. Wants students to read "Scott's Introduction to Geology."

July 19, 1906- Wants "Norton's Elements of Geology" now instead of Scott's.

October 4, 1906- Sending geology exams to Dr. Schenck.

October 22, 1906- Raise H. W. Burkhardt's grade from 70% to 75%.

Communicating with Professor Graves at Yale Forest School for an article Cobb plans to write.

Invitation to Commencement Exercises at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Cobb's name card.

September 19, 1907- Sending exams to Dr. Schenck.

January 21, 1908- Writing to Dr. Howe. Ashe should return to his work as N.C. State Forester and may lecture at Chapel Hill.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ashe, W. W. (William Willard), 1872-1932.
Burkhardt, H. W.
Cobb, Collier, b. 1862.
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yale University. School of Forestry
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Orange-Chapel Hill
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
invitations
personal correspondence
telegrams
visiting cards

Box.Folder 7.0053

John L. Cochran, 1906, 1907 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from John L. Cochran. New York City. He wanted to act as an agent for Poplar Wood. Notes on inspection of lumber. Includes flier, "Are You in the Same Boat." Humorous drawing of two men fishing on the flier.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cochran, John L.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
telegrams

Box.Folder 7.0054

J. W. Cogburn, 1896 - 1903 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from J. W. Cogburn. Cruso, N.C. March 9, 1896- Gives names of land owners on the trail between Pisgah Creek and [Southhommd?] Road.

August 30, 1896- List of cleared land that belongs to George Vanderbilt on the waters of Big Creek.

Collected acorns and tree seeds for Dr. Schenck.

March 7, 1898- Letter attached to some of Cogburn's letters. Letter is from Hardy Cogburn, who is resigning his position as watchman.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cogburn, Hardy
Cogburn, J. W.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Cruso
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 7.0055

W. C. Coker, Associate Professor of Botany. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 1904 (2 sheets)

Letters from W. C. Coker, Associate Professor of Botany. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, N.C. October 12, 1904- Wanted trees for an Arboretum they wished to build. Suggestions of trees they needed. October 19, 1904- Schenck offered to send seedlings and suggested Coker write to C. D. Beadle.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Coker, William Chambers, 1872-1953.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0056

J. S. Coleman Lumber Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Hardwood and Poplar Lumber, 1908 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from J. S. Coleman Lumber Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Hardwood and Poplar Lumber. Asheville, N.C. Dr. Schenck quoted prices of various types of lumber to them, especially poplar. They had responded to the "Taft circular." October 19, 1908- Dr. Schenck writes that he trusts Inspector S. C. Eaton did not intentionally take advantage of them. Dr. Schenck believes Eaton is better than their inspector.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Corporate Names
J. S. Coleman Lumber Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bids
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 7.0057

Verplanck [Coliru?] Superintendent, State of New York. Office of Land Survey, 1899 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Verplanck [Coliru?] Superintendent, State of New York. Office of Land Survey. Albany, N.Y. March 29, 1899- Glad Dr. Schenck agrees with the suggestions concerning State Lands contained in his annual report to the New York Legislature. Believes barren uplands in the N.Y. forests preserves are worthless and unsightly. Excess taxation leads landowners to rapidly cut and sell their timber. His thoughts on what must be done to preserve forest lands, including those in the Adirondacks Park and the Catskill Mountain Preserve. Includes projected land value table and calculations. April 11, 1899- Glad Dr. Schenck agrees with his views. Government must develop a better plan for protecting forests.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
[Coliru?], Verplanck
Geographical Terms
New York-Albany
Subjects
Forest protection
Forest reserves--New York (State)
Forestry law and legislation
Forests and forestry--New York (State)
Forests and forestry--Taxation
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0058

H. T. Collins, President, Asheville Ice & Coal Co. , 1896 - 1901 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from H. T. Collins, President. Asheville Ice & Coal Co. Asheville, N.C. Acted as agents for Biltmore wood. April 3, 1901- Want to be Asheville's exclusive agents for Biltmore wood. October 9, 1901- Mr. E. C. Dunn was supplied with some bad wood.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Collins, H. T.
Corporate Names
Asheville Ice and Coal Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 7.0059

C. W. Cook., 1909 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from C. W. Cook. Asheville, N.C. He wanted to sell his land, which was a part of the Old William Penland Farm. It joined the Holcomb Farm, owned by George Vanderbilt.

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

Box.Folder 8.0001

Geo. Cooke, 1896 - 1899 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. Cooke. Asheville, N.C. June 19, 1896- Writing from Bryson City, N.C. Report on logs and tracts of land Edward Griffith is considering purchasing.

September 3, 1896- Estimate on timber at Scott's Creek.

"New Employed [sic] at Sawmill. Sept. 28 /96."

September 24, 1896- Report on work at the log train. Attached October 11, 1896 letter from Thomas Morrow to Dr. Schenck, explaining why he did not turn in the Time Book sooner.

Writing Dr. Schenck about lumber available for sale and delivery.

October 15, 1896- Cutting a lot of Chestnut and getting better lengths.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cooke, Geo.
Griffith, E. [Edward] M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Craven-Scott's Creek
North Carolina-Swain-Bryson City
Subjects
Forest surveys
Logging railroads
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 8.0002

Dane Coolidge, 1899 - 1904 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Dane Coolidge. Riverside, CA. Dr. Schenck agreed to purchase 75 to 125 Mountain Quail from him, but Coolidge was not able to trap the birds.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Coolidge, Dane
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 8.0003

John S. Cooper, 1899, 1902 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from John S. Cooper. Chicago, IL. September 4, 1899- Thanks to Dr. Schenck for his advice. Would like to publish his statements in Minnesota newspapers. Cooper visited the Adirondacks and looked at the State Park there. Believes the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Northern Minnesota is a prime primeval forest. Sent a map and descriptions. Map not included.

October 18, 1899- Comments on recent forestry articles.

December 11, 1899- Leaving Minnesota forestry business in the hands of Congressman Tawney, who is capable and well known in Washington D.C. Notes on Mr. Tawney's plans for reformation of forestry legislation.

July 31, 1900- Tawney introduced a Joint Resolution in the House on April 11th. Senator Davis of Minnesota introduced it in the Senate. Mrs. Lydia P. Williams, President of the Confederated Women's Clubs of Minnesota, and Cooper spoke before the Committees on Indian Affairs of the House and Senate. Cooper reports on the results of their actions.

July 19, 1901- In December they will "make a strong final effort to have the Park created by law, without any further Joint Commissions or otherwise."

More on the struggle to create the Park, with references to their four reservations.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cooper, John S.
Williams, Lydia P.
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Subjects
Forestry law and legislation
Forests and forestry--Minnesota
Indian reservations--Minnesota
Parks
Materials
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 8.0004

W. N. Cooper of Asheville Lumber Company, 1900, 1907 - February 1908 (32 sheets)

Correspondence from W. N. Cooper of Asheville Lumber Company. Asheville, N.C. They purchased lumber from Biltmore Estate Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cooper, W. N.
Corporate Names
Asheville Lumber Company. Hardwoods.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 8.0005

W. N. Cooper of Asheville Lumber Company, March 1908 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from W. N. Cooper of Asheville Lumber Company. Asheville, N.C. They purchased lumber from Biltmore Estate Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cooper, W. N.
Corporate Names
Asheville Lumber Company. Hardwoods.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 8.0006

W. N. Cooper of Asheville Lumber Company, April - June 1908 (36 sheets)

Correspondence from W. N. Cooper of Asheville Lumber Company. Asheville, N.C. They purchased lumber from Biltmore Estate Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cooper, W. N.
Corporate Names
Asheville Lumber Company. Hardwoods.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
calculations
certificates
copies
invoices

Box.Folder 8.0007

W. N. Cooper of Asheville Lumber Company, July - October 1908 (44 sheets)

Correspondence from W. N. Cooper of Asheville Lumber Company. Asheville, N.C. They purchased lumber from Biltmore Estate Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cooper, W. N.
Corporate Names
Asheville Lumber Company. Hardwoods.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
calculations
copies
invoices

Box.Folder 8.0008

Howard Cornick, 1905 - 1908 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from Howard Cornick. Knoxville, TN. He was an attorney at the Law Offices of Cornick, Wright & Frantz. Arranging meetings with Dr. Schenck.

October 2, 1905- Receiving reports from Mr. Mosenthal. Dr. C. E. Waite was busy analyzing leaf specimens. He would like to meet with Dr. Schenck. Mr. Mosenthal says Mr. Fiske, a USDA Entomologist, will go to Ducktown to study the insects.

November 16, 1905- Visited the University and saw Dr. Waite's analysis of sample leaves [from Ducktown?]

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cornick, Howard
Waite, C. E., Dr.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Knox-Knoxville
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 8.0009

Henry C. Cowles, Instructor of Ecology. The University of Chicago, Department of Botany, 1900, 1901 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Henry C. Cowles, Instructor of Ecology. The University of Chicago, Department of Botany. Chicago, Il. August 25, 1904- Recommendation letter for his assistant, C. D. Howe. Cowles said Howe was a Fellow there for two years and was promoted the year before to an assistantship in Ecology.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cowles, Henry Chandler, 1869-1939.
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Corporate Names
University of Chicago
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation

Box.Folder 8.0010

Craggy Lumber Company, 1907, 1908 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Craggy Lumber Company. Asheville, N.C. and Swannanoa, N.C. They wanted to act as a sales agent and to purchase lumber from Biltmore Estate Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Craggy Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Buncombe-Swannanoa
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 8.0011

F. M. Crayton, 1907, 1908, 1909 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from F. M. Crayton. Biltmore, N.C. He wanted to go into the seed business and advertise in Germany. He asked Dr. Schenck to translate letters and a post card from German to English for him.

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

Box.Folder 8.0012

Thos. H. Creasman, 1905, 1907 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from Thos. H. Creasman. Biltmore, N.C. January 12, 1905- Had an order from the County to lay a road from the top of the hill near the Cagle Place to the Bent Creek Road, through part of the Estate. April 5, 1907- Wanted Dr. Schenck to give charity to Sidney Case.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Creasman, Thos. H.
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 8.0013

Douglas A. Crocker, 1905, 1906 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Douglas A. Crocker. Williamsport, PA. Requested information on Biltmore Forest School and decided to become a student there.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Crocker, Douglas A.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 8.0014

Judson N. Cross, 1899, 1900 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Judson N. Cross. Minneapolis, MN. Cross was an attorney and President of the Minnesota State Forestry Association. April 27, 1899- Announced a meeting of the Association. April 6, 1900- Visited newly organized Canadian Forestry Association. President was Sir Henri Joly de Lotbiniere.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cross, Judson N.
Corporate Names
Minnesota State Forestry Board
Geographical Terms
Minnesota-Hennepin-Minneapolis
Materials
announcements
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 8.0015

Lincoln Crowell, 1905, 1906 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Lincoln Crowell of The University of Maine. Orono, Maine. He wanted information on Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Crowell, Lincoln
Geographical Terms
Maine-Penobscot-Orono
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 8.0016

R. C. Crowell, 1903 - 1909 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from R. C. Crowell. Acton, N.C. He leased land from Dr. Schenck. April 7, 1909- Letter to R. C. Crowell as Buncombe County Tax Collector. There was a bad fire on Billy Moore's Creek, but not inside George Vanderbilt's land. Writer lists personal taxes.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Crowell, R. C.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Action
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
calculations
copies
postcards
programs

Box.Folder 8.0017

Col. M. H. Crump, 1896 - 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Col. M. H. Crump. Bowling Green, KY. He requested publications on Biltmore Forest School. Wanted to sell timber. Purchased blue prints and maps from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Crump, M. H., Col
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Kentucky-Warren-Bowling Green
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 8.0018

John M. Culp, Traffic Manager. Southern Railway Company, 1896 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from John M. Culp, Traffic Manager. Southern Railway Company. Washington, D.C. He wrote concerning rates for shipping logs.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Culp, John M.
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 8.0019

J. T. Cunningham, Dealer in Dry Goods, General Merchandise, Clothing, Boots & Shoes, 1896, 1897 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from J. T. Cunningham, Dealer in Dry Goods, General Merchandise, Clothing, Boots & Shoes. Almond, N.C. Sold logs to Biltmore Lumber Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cunningham, J. T.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Swain-Almond
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 8.0020

W. E. Cunningham. Dealer in General Merchandise, 1907 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from W. E. Cunningham. Dealer in General Merchandise. Fletcher, N.C. Sold wood to Dr. Schenck and wanted to sell cross-ties to him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cunningham, W. E.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Fletcher
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 8.0021

G. W. Curtis, 1896 - 1898 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from G. W. Curtis. Dunsmore, N.C. He wanted to sell logs to Dr. Schenck. He accidentally cut some timber on George Vanderbilt's land.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Curtis, G. W.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Dunsmore Mountai
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 8.0022

John M. Curtis, 1896 - 1909 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from John M. Curtis. Canton, N.C. December 9, 1896- Hauling sand and cement. April 13 and 17, 1897- Corresponding with Dr. Schenck about possibly paving a trail at Buck Spring. It goes from the Spring to the Candler House.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Curtis, John M.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Canton
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 8.0023

Zeb. F. Curtis, Attorney, 1897, 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Zeb. F. Curtis, Attorney. Asheville, N.C. He wanted passes for fishing and hiking. May 16, 1907- Dr. Schenck replied that only employees of the Estate are eligible for passes. Curtis believes that the members of the [All Souls'] choir whom he wants to take fishing are indeed on the monthly payroll of Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Curtis, Zeb. F.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 8.0024

Walter S. Cushman, Secretary, The North Carolina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1896 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Walter S. Cushman, Secretary, The North Carolina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Asheville, N.C. January 1896. A complaint was made against one of Dr. Schenck's teamsters for overloading and beating his animal/s. Cushman does not wish to see the man lose his job.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cushman, Walter S.
Corporate Names
North Carolina Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Animal welfare
Materials
business letters