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


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series E 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 E is one of the smaller series of the Collection. There is some Biltmore Estate history in Series E. In addition, there is an April 14, 1904 letter to Dr. Schenck from the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison in Orange, New Jersey.
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 Gardner
Date Completed
8/20/02
Encoded by
Stephanie 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 E, 1896 - 1909, 1896 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/E
Extent
58 folders
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 E, 1896 - 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 E documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world. Series E is thus far the smallest Series in this Collection. It does not contain the wide range of information that is present in other series of the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records.

One important letter in this folder is an April 14, 1904 response to Dr. Schenck from Thomas A. Edison. Edison wrote from his laboratory in Orange, N. J. to thank Dr. Schenck for sending samples of an ore for analysis.

An interesting bit of Biltmore Estate history is contained in a November 16, 1901 letter from the Export Shipping Company of N.Y. They sent Foresters Uniforms from Europe, which were consigned on the account of Talbot Root. Other Biltmore Estate matters are found in correspondence of lumber inspector, S. C. Eaton, and Estate Attorney, D. L. English of Brevard, N.C.

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
Eaton, S. C.
English, D. L.
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
McNamee, Charles
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forest management
Forest protection
Foresters
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Lumber industry
Lumber--Grading
Lumbermen
Materials
bids
bills of lading
business letters
contract awards
estimates
fliers (printed matter)
notes
telegrams

Related Material

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Container List

Box.Folder 10.0021

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1898 - 1902 (9 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
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 10.0022

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1903 - 1906 (20 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. October 18, 1906- Catherine Easton, a Librarian at Western University of Pennsylvania, wants to attend Biltmore Forest School to further her goal of working at the Library of the Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
postcards
visiting cards

Box.Folder 10.0023

Job Applicants, 1896 - 1909 (23 sheets)

Includes requests from men and women wishing to be employed as schoolteachers, laborers, rangers and stenographers. September 14, 1896- Letter of recommendation for F. H. Wheeler.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation

Box.Folder 10.0024

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1898 - 1908 (18 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the purchase of products or services. January 6, 1898- Advice on finding manufacturers of bobbins and shuttles in the South.

November 28, 1899- Price quotes on camera from Eastman Kodak Company. Rochester, N.Y.

November 16, 1901- The Export Shipping Company of N.Y. City sent Foresters Uniforms from Europe. They were consigned to them on account of Talbot Root.

August 26, 1904- Eimer & Amend, Manufacturers & Importers of Chemicals and Chemical Apparatus, N.Y. City, sent 4 lbs. of "Acorn Coffee."

Flier for the Eagle Russet Stylographic Ink Pencil No. 27 with Spring Needle. From the Eagle Pencil Co.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Eastman Kodak Company
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Uniforms
Materials
business letters
estimates
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 10.0025

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1896 - 1908 (7 sheets)

Correspondence regarding land sales/purchases. January 16, 1902- Weldon English wants to conclude a land deal. Letter marked [Tract] "353."

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 10.0026

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1896 - 1909 (22 sheets)

Correspondence regarding lumber sales/purchases. People and companies as customers or potential customers of Biltmore Lumber. November 12, 1898 and October 9, 1899- J. D. Eggleston, Supt. of Asheville City Schools purchased wood for schools.

August 25, 1908- Copy of a reply to an inquiry from Estey Piano Company of New York City. They do not carry 8/4 poplar.

January 14, 1909- Copy of a letter from Schenck. Mills were shut down until early November "by the panic." Not turning out any material in shipping condition. They do have some small contracts available on George Vanderbilt's property, tributary to the Murphy Branch of the Southern Railway.

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

Box.Folder 10.0027

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber, 1896, 1902 (5 sheets)

Correspondence regarding lumber sales/purchases. Letters from people and companies selling or wishing to sell lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Subjects
Lumber industry
Materials
business letters
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 10.0028

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1904 - 1906 (5 sheets)

Letters concerning C. A. Schenck & Co. August 23, 1906- Georgia Coast & Piedmont Railway Company, formerly Darien & Western Railroad Company, would like advice on managing forests on the land tributary of their railroad. There is a map on the reverse side of the letter that shows their railroad route through Georgia.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Subjects
Forest management
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 10.0029

People Selling Animals, August 21, 1905 (1 sheet)

August 21, 1905- Offer of a young male deer for sale.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-New Hanover-Wilmington
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 10.0030

People and Companies Selling Supplies and Advertisements to Biltmore Forest School, August 10, 1903 (1 sheet)

August 10, 1903- Frank E. Emery of the American School + College Agency Incorporated, formally of the A. + M. College at Raleigh, N.C., wishes to contract to send students to Biltmore Forest School. He knows Mr. Weston at Biltmore Farms and Mr. Walton who attended Biltmore Forest School. He was hoping Mr. Walton could have got a job in the Forestry Department of the A.+ M. College.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Emery, Frank E.
Corporate Names
American School & College Agency
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 10.0031

Correspondence Concerning Rental Properties, Including Individuals Who Boarded Students of Biltmore Forest School, 1903 - 1908 (7 sheets)

Correspondence concerning rental properties, including individuals who boarded students of Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 10.0032

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1899 - 1905 (7 sheets)

January 4, 1906- Dr. Schenck writes that he will have copies of his works on Forest Mensuration, Sylviculture and Forest Utilization bound together in one volume. 50 copies will be issued at $5.

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

Box.Folder 10.0033

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1898 - 1900 (3 sheets)

Individuals, corporations and government departments sending literature to Dr. Schenck.

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

Box.Folder 10.0034

Inquiries Regarding Passes, 1896 - 1907 (6 sheets)

August 16, 1907- A party of six ladies from New Orleans and three men wish to camp one night in Pisgah. September 1907- Butler at Biltmore House, [D. Earseman?], was given permission to fish in the Pisgah Streams.

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

Box.Folder 10.0035

Correspondence from Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1901 - 1908 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from employees and contracted laborers. List, "Bark hauled by D. H. English for G. W. Vanderbilt." Grouping of July and August 1908 correspondence regarding insurance for injured employee Fred E. Behnken and for his treatment by Dr. L. W. Elias.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Behnken, Fred E.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York
Subjects
Insurance, Employers' liability
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
lists

Box.Folder 10.0036

Correspondence Relating to Community Issues, 1903, 1908 (3 sheets)

March 26, 1903- Weldon English did not take out a [trespassing] warrant for Wess Burso. August 31, 1908- English wants payment for his aid in the Gillespie Cairnes & Raynard trespassing case.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Trespass
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 10.0037

Groups and Organizations, 1907 (2 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the Alabama Lumber Manufacturers Association.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
Alabama-Jefferson-Birmingham
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 10.0038

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1898 - 1909 (11 sheets)

April 14, 1904- Letter to Dr. Schenck from Thos A Edison. Letterhead reads, "From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison. Orange, N.J." Schenck sent samples of an unnamed ore to Edison, who apparently wanted to test them for Radium.

March 19, 1909- Schenck responds to a letter on the culture of Eucalyptus. He agrees that no other trees grow as fast as Eucalyptus when standing next to water. Temperature goes down to minus 28 degrees sometimes in Western N.C. and it would not support eucalyptus, however. By the way, the blue gum is doing very well in Southern France where temperature can go down to minus 20 F.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
New Jersey-Essex-Orange
Subjects
Eucalyptus industry
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 10.0039

Miscellany, 1899 -1908 (11 sheets)

January 6, 1900- "Asheville Daily Citizen" thanks Dr. Schenck for sending papers relating to the Boers' fight for their freedom.

December 28, 1908- Dr. Schenck writes to the Honorable William C. Edwards of Ontario, Canada. He tells Edwards that he believes Edwards is "the most important factor in Canadian forestry." Schenck wants to discuss the three "arch-demons" of Southern forestry: Forest Fires, Forest Taxation and Low Prices for Stumpage. He says Biltmore has for show 3,000 acres of planted forest, 40,000 acres of cutover woodland, mostly pine being rescued from "wretchedness since 1898;" and 90,000 acres of primeval forest.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Publications
The Asheville Daily Citizen (Citizen Company)
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Rockland
Subjects
Forest fires
Forest management
Forests and forestry--Canada
Forests and forestry--Taxation
Lumber industry
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
copies
lists
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 10.0040

Jno. J. Earle of Florala Saw Mill Company, Manufactures of Long Leaf Yellow Pine, 1907 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Jno. J. Earle of Florala Saw Mill Company, Manufactures of Long Leaf Yellow Pine. Paxton, Florida. He wanted Dr. Schenck's advice on a paper he was to present to the Alabama Lumber Manufacturers Association.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Earle, Jno. J.
Geographical Terms
Florida-Walton-Paxton
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 10.0041

Earle & Nelson Feed Brokers, 1906 - 1909 (40 sheets)

Correspondence from Earle & Nelson Feed Brokers. Asheville, N.C. They sold cottonseed hulls, timothy hay and corn to Dr. Schenck. It was used as livestock food. It was delivered to the Nursery Siding.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Earle & Nelson Feed Brokers
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates

Box.Folder 10.0042

The Early & Daniel Co. Grain, Hay, Flour, Feed & Salt, 1903 - 1907 (47 sheets)

Correspondence from The Early & Daniel Co. Grain, Hay, Flour, Feed & Salt. Cincinnati, Ohio. They sold oats, timothy hay and corn to Biltmore Estate Forestry Department. It was used as livestock food.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Early and Daniel
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Hamilton-Cincinnati
Materials
business letters
clippings
confirmations
copies
notes
receipts
telegrams

Box.Folder 10.0043

The Early & Daniel Co. Grain, Hay, Flour, Feed & Salt, 1908 - 1909 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from The Early & Daniel Co. Grain, Hay, Flour, Feed & Salt. Cincinnati, Ohio. They sold oats, timothy hay and corn to Biltmore Estate Forestry Department. It was used as livestock food.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Early and Daniel
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Hamilton-Cincinnati
Materials
business letters
confirmations
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 10.0044

S. C. Eaton, May 1905 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. May 13, 1905- Received a lumber order from the Toxaway Co.

Non-dated- Sold Chestnut to Joe Clayton.

Sending cars of lumber to Biltmore Nursery Siding.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Lumber industry
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 10.0045

S. C. Eaton, June 3 - 18, 1905 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. June 18, 1905- Will help Mr. Allen in collecting tan bark. It will be difficult work and require much walking. Trails at road by [English?] Chapel are trimmed. The 4 bridges are built and the road is graded across the ditches.

Sending time reports and lumber reports, not included.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Bark peeling
Roads--Maintenance and repair
Materials
business letters
notes
reports

Box.Folder 10.0046

S. C. Eaton, June 19 - 30, 1905 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. Eaton asks if he should repair the road in front of Jason McCall's house. Description of the road with references to the church and a swinging bridge.

June 21, 1905- Trustees of English Chapel will not like placement of the road.

June 30, 1905- Took stock of oak at various yards.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
McCall, Jason
Corporate Names
English Chapel
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Lumber-yards
Roads--Design and construction
Roads--Maintenance and repair
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 10.0047

S. C. Eaton, July 1 - 16, 1905 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. Loading cars with lumber and sending them from yards at Pisgah Forest to Nursery Siding. July 12, 1905- Moved some lumber due to high water.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Lumber-yards
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 10.0048

S. C. Eaton, July 17 - 31, 1905 (19 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. July 19, 1905- Eaton believes he is well trained as a lumber inspector. July 21, 1905- Eaton explains how lumber is weighed on cars.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 10.0049

S. C. Eaton, August 1 - 18, 1905 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. He sent lumber reports to Dr. Schenck and Mr. D. Marshall.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
lists
reports

Box.Folder 10.0050

S. C. Eaton, August 21 - 30, 1905 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. He sent lumber reports to Dr. Schenck and Mr. D. Marshall.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 10.0051

S. C. Eaton, September 2 - 24, 1905 (19 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. Sending more reports on lumber inspected, not included.

September 24, 1905- Some lumber yards are in poor conditions but Eaton does not wish to make the long walks required to inspect them.

Differences with Mr. Penland.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Lumber-yards
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 10.0052

S. C. Eaton, September 27 - October 1905 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. Sending more reports on lumber inspected, not included. October 30, 1905- Sold lumber to Joe Clayton of Brevard.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 11.0001

S. C. Eaton, November 1905 (29 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. Settling accounts on lumber sold, especially with A. H. King and Joe Clayton. Sending lumber reports.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
estimates
receipts
reports

Box.Folder 11.0002

S. C. Eaton, December 1905 - 1908 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Eaton. Davidson River, N.C. May 6, 1908- Copy of a letter to S. C. Eaton. Explains the newest grading rules for poplar wagon box boards.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
copies
notes
reports

Box.Folder 11.0003

Eddy Lake Cypress Co., 1905 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Eddy Lake Cypress Co. Port Harrelson, S.C. January 9, 1905- Description of land they wanted C. A. Schenck & Co. to survey.

February 14, 1905- Very happy with the preliminary report from C. A. Schenck and Co.

August 14, 1905- Mr. Tucker came to survey their timber, on which Mr. Lafon made the preliminary survey in February.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lafon, John
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Horry-Port Harrelson
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 11.0004

Eisenhauer-MacLea Co., 1908 (29 sheets)

Correspondence from Eisenhauer-MacLea Co. Baltimore, MD. They purchased "Taft Poplar" from Dr. Schenck. This was the lumber Schenck advertised in a circular that poked fun at the presidential candidacy of William Taft. Includes "Loading Order for S. C. Eaton, Dated Sept. 18, 1908" and a draft of the same.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
Maryland-Baltimore
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
copies
instructions
inventories
invoices
receipts

Box.Folder 11.0005

Elba Manufacturing Co., 1906 - 1909 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from Elba Manufacturing Co. Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Schenck bought cotton seed hulls from them.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Elba Manufacturing Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Mecklenburg-Charlotte
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 11.0006

I. F. Eldridge, 1905, 1906 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from I. F. Eldridge in Camden, S.C and California. May 12, 1905- Accepted Dr. Schenck's offer for a position as agent of C. A. Schenck & Co. for a job at Eddy Lake Cypress Co. in Camden, S.C.

June 29, 1905- Received check for his job in S.C. Going to California to study white pine.

Exchanging information with Schenck on former Biltmore Forest School students.

January 4, 1906- In camp at California. He can't accept a position for which Dr. Schenck recommended him because he wants to take the Civil Service Exam in CA. that spring.

August 12, 1906- Has recruited two young men for Biltmore Forest School. Jokes that it is "missionary work."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eldridge, I. F.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Eddy Lake Cypress Co.
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Kershaw-Camden
United States-California
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 11.0007

G. Elias & Bro., 1904 - 1906 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from G. Elias & Bro. Buffalo, N.Y. They considered purchasing lumber from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
G. Elias & Bro.
Geographical Terms
New York-Erie-Buffalo
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 11.0008

The Enamelite Sign Company, 1905 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from The Enamelite Sign Company. Cleveland, Ohio. They sold 508 signs to Dr. Schenck reading, "Private Grounds. All Persons are Forbidden to Trespass Hereon. G. W. Vanderbilt."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
The Enamelite Sign Company
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Cuyahoga-Cleveland
Subjects
Enamel signs and signboards
Materials
business letters
postcards
samples

Box.Folder 11.0009

Fannie Emanuel, Principal, Asheville School of Stenography and Typewriting, 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Fannie Emanuel, Principal, Asheville School of Stenography and Typewriting. Asheville, N.C. She did typewriting work for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Emanuel, Fannie
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 11.0010

D. L. English, Attorney, 1901 - 1902 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from D. L. English, Attorney. Brevard, N.C. He and his brothers and sisters, including Dr. E. S. English, Nola English and Mallie English; sold Avery's Creek, N.C. land to Dr. Schenck. Letters marked [Tract] 293. Negotiating for Cagle property and the Morris property for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, D. L.
English, E. S.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 11.0011

D. L. English, Attorney, 1903 (32 sheets)

Correspondence from D. L. English, Attorney. Brevard, N.C. January 15, 1903- He and Mr. Gash will complete abstract for A. F. English lands, then take up Clayton lands.

January 24, 1903- Sent an abstract of all M. L. Clayton lands, except Andey's Cove, to Mr. McNamee.

English's family selling land to George Vanderbilt through Dr. Schenck. His sisters did not wish to sign the agreement.

August 4, 1903- Closed the S. L. Hollingsworth deal last week. That should close all deals on Davidsons River except the W. D. Perry matter.

December 9, 1903- Mr. Pickelsimer wishes to hire him to sue George Vanderbilt, though he would rather work for Vanderbilt in the case.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, D. L.
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Pickelsimer, R. J.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters
contracts
copies

Box.Folder 11.0012

D. L. English, Attorney, 1904 (43 sheets)

Correspondence from D. L. English, Attorney. Brevard, N.C. January 5, 1904- Dr. Schenck's petition for the discontinuance of the Davidson River road was voted down by the Commissioners.

January 19, 1904- He and Gash won three cases of the State vs. Frank McCall for offences committed on George Vanderbilt's property: burning woods, trespass, and shooting Jesse M. McCall's dog.

January 20, 1904- Abstract of dockets for matters involving Public Roads in Davidson River and Averys Creek.

January 28, 1904- Mentions payments due to his sisters Mallie and Nola.

February 9, 1904- Believes it would be best to leave Averys Creek and Davidson River roads open for a short time yet.

Sent abstracts, not included, of Gloucester roads.

March 23, 1904- Has a deed from Mrs. Morris.

April 19, 1904- Asks for payment for work with Chas. Cantrell and wife and in the Pickelsimer case.

June 11, 14 and 22, 1904- Hears Dr. Schenck has erected a toll gate. Do not charge toll till an agreement for the rate is reached with the Commissioners.

June 25, 1904- Zachary & Breese disputing the toll road.

July 19, 1904- English and his wife lost a young child.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, D. L.
English, Mallie
English, Nola
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
McCall, Frank
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Zachary & Breese, Lawyers
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Public land roads
Roads--North Carolina
Toll roads
Materials
business letters
forms (documents)
lists

Box.Folder 11.0013

D. L. English, Attorney, 1905 - 1906 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from D. L. English, Attorney. Brevard, N.C. March 15, 1905- Sent statement of Dr. Schenck's taxes to D. Marshall.

June 26, 1905- Prosecuting people who seined (fish netted) Catheys Creek.

June 25, 1906- English does not think J. W. Orr should be prosecuted for fishing on George Vanderbilt's property. Tells his sad story.

July 3, 1906- W. A. Gash died on July 2. Funeral at M.E.S. Church in Brevard with burial at the Episcopal Cemetery in Brevard.

Information on the Rod & Gun Club, of which Schenck was a member.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, D. L.
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Marshall, Daniel
Orr, J. W.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania-Catheys Cree
Subjects
Trespass
Materials
business letters
obituaries

Box.Folder 11.0014

D. L. English, Attorney, 1907 - 1909 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from D. L. English, Attorney. Brevard, N.C. More on Rod & Gun Club. February 16, 1909- English prosecuted "two Howell boys and Bob Crawford" for trespassing.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, D. L.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Trials (Trespass)
Materials
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 11.0015

E. S. English, Physician and Register of Deeds, Transylvania Co., N.C., 1897 - 1902 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from E. S. English, Physician and Register of Deeds, Transylvania Co., N.C. Brevard, N.C. November 10, 1897- Corresponding with Dr. Schenck about roads. A petition was granted for a road in Glocester Township.

October 28, 1901 and December 13, 1901- Please ask Artilees Ducker to pay Dr. English for his wife's care.

December 30, 1901; February 1 and 7, 1902- Dr. Schenck was involved in a land deal with Dr. English's brother, D. L. English. Letters marked [Tract] 293, 353.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ducker, A. E.
English, D. L.
English, E. S.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Roads--Design and construction
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 11.0016

E. S. English, Physician and Register of Deeds, Transylvania Co., N.C., 1903 - 1909 (38 sheets)

Correspondence from E. S. English, Physician and Register of Deeds, Transylvania Co., N.C. Brevard, N.C. March 21, 1903- Dr. English taking a course at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital.

Asking Dr. Schenck to collect from employees who would not pay his doctor's fees.

Sending requisition forms, not included, from employees.

September 14, 1904- Hears a rumor that Dr. Schenck may contract with another doctor for all Transylvania County work. English does not think this is fair since the Transylvania County Medical Society standardizes all doctors' fees in Transylvania County, and as the youngest doctor there he has spent more years in medical school than his colleagues.

February 17, 1909- [Sarcastic?] letter from Dr. Schenck upon paying Dr. English's medical bill for his cousin, Robert English.

May 15, 1909- Dr. Schenck personally paid R. J. English's hospital bill and purchased for him a wooden leg. The leg was slow in arriving.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, E. S.
English, Robert
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Transylvania County Medical Society
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Artificial legs
Medical fees
Physicians
Materials
business letters
copies
forms (documents)

Box.Folder 11.0017

I. M. English of English Lumber Co. Inc., 1908 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from I. M. English of English Lumber Co. Inc. Asheville, N.C. Lumber tally sheets. Bills of lading. Negotiations over lumber prices and sizes. August 10, 1908- Sent a large lumber order. English was acting as an agent for E. Stringer Boggess of Clarksburg, W.V.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Boggess, E. Stringer
English, I. M.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
bids
bills of lading
business letters
calculations
copies

Box.Folder 11.0018

J. M. English & Co., 1904 - 1908 (10 sheets)

Miscellaneous correspondence from J. M. English & Co. Asheville, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. M. English & Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
receipts
telegrams

Box.Folder 11.0019

Mallie English, 1903 - 1909 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from Mallie English. Pisgah Forest, N.C. Sister to D. L., Nora and E. S. English. She appears to have been a Postmistress. Includes report, "Business Transacted by Pisgah Forest Post-Office and Its Rural Routes from July 1, to August 16, 1907, Which is the Date of the Discontinuance of R.F.D. #1."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, Mallie
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Rural free delivery
Women postal service employees
Materials
business letters
copies
lists
notes
postcards
reports

Box.Folder 11.0020

Robert J. English, 1896 - 1909 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Robert J. English. Cousin of Dr. E. S. English. He wanted to sell lumber and land to the Estate. 1909- Dr. Schenck bought him a wooden leg, but it was slow in arriving. See also the correspondence of E. S. English.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, Robert
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Artificial legs
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 11.0021

R. O. English, 1898 - 1904, 1909 (5 sheets)

Miscellaneous correspondence from R. O. English. Ecusta, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
English, R. O.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Ecusta
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 11.0022

A. T. Erwin. Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture and Forestry. Iowa State College, 1904 - 1908 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from A. T. Erwin. Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture and Forestry. Iowa State College. Ames, Iowa. Requested letters of recommendation for S. C. Mason and G. L. Clothier for possible Professors of Forestry.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Clothier, George L.
Erwin, A. T.
Geographical Terms
Iowa-Story-Ames
Subjects
Forestry teachers--United States--History
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 11.0023

Geo. L. Estabrook, Jr. Secretary, Flat-Top Coal Land Association, Guyandot Coal Land Association, 1899 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. L. Estabrook, Jr. Secretary, Flat-Top Coal Land Association, Guyandot Coal Land Association. Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Schenck recommended literature and loaned him a book on practical Forestry and lumbering.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Estabrook, Geo. L., Jr.
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 11.0024

A. E. Eve, 1900 -1901 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from A. E. Eve. Buena Vista, N.C. He was involved in a land deal with Dr. Schenck and Mrs. Ledbetter.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eve, A. Emmerson
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 11.0025

Colonel S. T. Everett, 1904 - 1909 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Colonel S. T. Everett. Engadine. Davidson River, N.C. He inquired about a pass to take a group to the Pink Beds.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Everett, S. T.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 11.0026

Hamilton G. Ewart, Judge Criminal Circuit Court, Western District, North Carolina, 1897 - 1905 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from Hamilton G. Ewart, Judge Criminal Circuit Court, Western District, North Carolina. Hendersonville, N.C. He requested camping and fishing permits.

June 14, 1901- Represents all defendants in certain cases brought by George Vanderbilt in Transylvania County, except for H. D. King.

September 3, 1901- Got a compromise in all the suits pending against the McCall's in the U.S. Court of Asheville.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ewart, Hamilton G., Judge
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
North Carolina-Transylvania
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 11.0027

E. L. Ewbank, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, WI. District Agent. Hendersonville, N.C., 1899 - 1904 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from E. L. Ewbank, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, WI. District Agent. Hendersonville, N.C. Interested in Western North Carolina culture. June 2, 1903- Has not heard or seen in print the term "You all," though "You'ns" is common.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ewbank, Ernest L.
Corporate Names
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Subjects
Mountain whites (Southern States)
Materials
business letters
financial statements
pamphlets
price lists
testimonials