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


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series H 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. William H. Hall, Chief of the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service wrote to Dr. Schenck from 1904 - 1907. His letters include information about the first American Forest Congress, held in 1905 in Washington D.C. Series H also includes letters from Austin F. Hawes, telling of forestry in Connecticut, and Ralph S. Hosmer, telling of forestry in Hawaii. Series H includes letters to Dr. Schenck from A. D. Hopkins, an entomologist at the West Agriculture Experiment Station, who wrote about the Pine Bark Beetle. Clifton D. Howe, a professor at Biltmore Forest School, is represented in this series. Series H also contains some 1903 letters from Hunt & Hunt Architects. Finally, Series H 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 H, 1895 - 1909, 1896 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/H
Extent
103 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 H, 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 H documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world. This is one of the larger series in the collection. Letters from Biltmore Estate Treasurer, Edward Harding, were placed in Series H, Sub-series H.1.

Among the more important correspondents in Series H, is William L. Hall, Chief of the U.S.D.A. Bureau of Forestry. He wrote to Dr. Schenck from 1904 -1907. His letters include information on the organization of the first American Forest Congress in Washington D.C. It was held January 2 - 6, 1905. Dr. Schenck was named as a delegate from North Carolina.

Austin F. Hawes, State Forester and State Forest Fire Warden for Connecticut, is represented. Ralph S. Homer, Superintendent of Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry, Division of Forestry, Hawaii, is also recorded in this series. Mr. Hosmer gave Dr. Schenck information on the first governmental forestry efforts in Hawaii and on native plants from the Territory.

Another important correspondent was A. D. Hopkins, an entomologist at the West Virginia Agriculture Experiment Station. He corresponded with Dr. Schenck about the Pine Bark Beetle and other harmful insects found in Pisgah Forest. His letters range from 1896 - 1907.

Clifton D. Howe was a professor of botany at Biltmore Forest School. His correspondence with Dr. Schenck in this series shows the process of his being offered employment at Biltmore Forest School.

Finally, there is some correspondence dated 1903 from Hunt & Hunt Architects in Series H. They wrote about drawings they made for the Forester's Lodge and for Looking Glass Lodge.

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
Hall, William L.
Hawes, Austin F. (Austin Foster), 1879-1962.
Hays, J. F.
Holmes, J. A. (Joseph Austin), 1859-1915.
Hopkins, A. D.
Hosmer, Ralph S. (Ralph Sheldon), 1874-1963.
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
C. A. Schenck and Company
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Entomology
Forestry consultants
Forestry law and legislation
Forestry schools and education--United States--History
Forestry teachers
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Lumber
Lumbering
Lumbermen
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
lists
notes
pamphlets
personal correspondence
reports
telegrams

Related Material

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Container List

Box.Folder 14.0041

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1899 - 1901 (27 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 2, 1901- Miss. C. Howegton asks if women are admitted to Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 14.0042

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1902 - 1903 (15 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
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 14.0043

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1904 - 1905 (26 sheets)

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

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 14.0044

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1906 - 1909 (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.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 14.0045

Job Applicants, 1896 - 1903 (32 sheets)

December 6, 1898- J. H. Hampton wants a position in the office of the lumberyard. Includes letters of recommendation for various jobs.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hampton, J. H.
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation

Box.Folder 14.0046

Job Applicants, 1904 - 1909 (31 sheets)

Includes materials from the employment agency, Hapgoods, The National Organization of Brain Brokers.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
form letters
letters of recommendation
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 15.0001

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1897 - 1903 (15 sheets)

March 9, 1897- Engadine Vineyard and Wine Cellar in Luther, N.C. ordered wine for Dr. Schenck. John K. Hoyt was Proprietor. September 12, 1901- Hamburg-American Lines reserved a room on the "Graf Waldersee" for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hoyt, J. K.
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
invoices
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 15.0002

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1904 - 1909 (29 sheets)

September 24, 1907- R. Harris & Co. Jewelers of Washington D.C. resized a bracelet Dr. Schenck bought from them.

January 1909- Dr. Schenck ordered handmade board rules from H. Hitchcock of Bay City, MI.

Correspondence on logging equipment.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Lumbering--Equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
notes
postcards
trade cards

Box.Folder 15.0003

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1896 - 1902 (18 sheets)

No years- Lists of bills wanted for promissory notes on Tracts: 70, 71, 81, 50 and 60.

December 9, 1899- $654 for Knox-Justice tract, Tract 73.

November 24, 1902- Letter to Schenck from W. E. Hall, Clerk of Macedonia Baptist Church in Ninive, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Macedonia Baptist Church
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 15.0004

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1903 - 1909 (23 sheets)

November 9, 1906- Inquiry about purchasing the Highland Forest Company land from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Greenwood, B. H.
Corporate Names
Highland Forest Company
Materials
business letters
copies
envelopes
sketches

Box.Folder 15.0005

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1896 - 1905 (27 sheets)

Correspondence regarding purchases of firewood or lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
envelopes
invoices
postcards
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 15.0006

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1906 - 1909 (37 sheets)

Correspondence regarding purchases of firewood or lumber. October 19, 1907- John O'Kelley's estimates of timber on Billy Moore's Creek. Includes correspondence with companies that considered purchasing lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
O'Kelley, John
Materials
business letters
clippings
copies
estimates
postcards

Box.Folder 15.0007

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases. People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber, 1896 - 1904 (20 sheets)

October 22, 1896- Quotes on rates to haul logs over the Hendersonville & Brevard Railway. February 24, 1900- Letter written on paper which on the reverse side advertises the town of Buckatunna, Mississippi.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hendersonville & Brevard Railway
Geographical Terms
Mississippi-Wayne-Buckatunna
Materials
business letters
estimates
postcards

Box.Folder 15.0008

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1904 - 1906 (9 sheets)

Inquiries about the services of C. A. Schenck & Co.

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

Box.Folder 15.0009

People Selling Animals, 1896 - 1908 (21 sheets)

October 18, 1901- Offer to sell a pet black bear to George Vanderbilt.

November 15, 1902- Offer to sell Diamond-backed Terrapin.

August 5, 1904- Offer to sell a Golden Eagle.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
notes
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 15.0010

People and Companies Selling Supplies and Advertisements to Biltmore Forest School, 1901 - 1906 (21 sheets)

Specimen pages from "The Young People's Hymnal" and "The Young People's Hymnal No.2" from Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Includes music such as the song, "Keep on the Sunny Side of Life."

July 24, 1903- One year subscription to "Harper's Weekly." Reference that it goes to E. H. Jenney, Forest Library, Davidson River.

March 23, 1905- Houghton, Mifflin and Company will publish Professor Sargent's Manuel of Trees. Hopes Dr. Schenck will order some copies for Biltmore Forest School, like other prominent forestry schools have ordered.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Subjects
Church music
Materials
books
business letters
envelopes
postcards
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 15.0011

Correspondence Concerning Rental Properties, Including Individuals Who Boarded Students of Biltmore Forest School, 1898 - 1909 (15 sheets)

Alice A. Hoxed had problems with boarder, R. Bradley.

June 15, 1908- Request to lease land for growing blackberries.

March 1909- Request to mine for mica on rented land.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bradley, Reginald R.
Materials
business letters
copies
notes

Box.Folder 15.0012

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1896 - 1905 (19 sheets)

August 10, 1900- John Hamilton, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, thanks Dr. Schenck for a pamphlet.

January 1, 1905- Dr. Schenck writes that only 200 copies of his lectures on sylviculture were published.

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

Box.Folder 15.0013

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1906 - 1909 (15 sheets)

February 2, 1906- The Cornell University Library thanks Dr. Schenck for publications. December 12, 1908- Harvard University Library received a publication from Dr. Schenck.

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

Box.Folder 15.0014

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1897 - 1909 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from individuals, corporations and government departments sending literature to Dr. Schenck.

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Materials
business letters
copies
receipts

Box.Folder 15.0015

Inquiries Regarding Passes, 1897 - 1906 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from men and women wishing to camp, fish or visit Pisgah Forest.

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

Box.Folder 15.0016

Correspondence from and about Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1897 - 1908 (27 sheets)

November 5, 1902- A. L. Hardin surveyed lands.

No date- Copy of Henry Harris Petition. Writers state that Harris, an African-American teamster on Biltmore Estate, was sentenced to two years on a chain gang for marrying a white woman. Petition to repeal his sentence.

No date- Inventory of sheep.

April 21, 1908- John Hensley asks for financial help after his accident at the sawmill.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harris, Henry
Subjects
Interracial marriage--Law and legislation
Materials
business letters
copies
inventories
personal correspondence
petitions

Box.Folder 15.0017

Correspondence from Biltmore Forest School Including Information from and about Specific Students, 1900 - 1909 (30 sheets)

July 2, 1900- J. Gell Henley was appointed as a student assistant to the U.S.D.A. Division of Forestry.

August 26, 1901- Edward H. Harreford wishes for a letter of recommendation for Capt. Ahern to work in the Philippines. Writes of his work in Kyle, GA.

October 4, 1901- Letter of introduction to Clifford Upson from his pastor in CT.

October 14, 1901- Letter about Clifford Upson from a family friend.

March 29, 1907- William D. Hays going to work as a government assistant at Fort Bayard.

March 25, 1909- Copy of a letter to Doctor Hess. Comments on how American forestry students know less about practical forestry skills than European forestry students. Will be difficult for Edgar Schmidet to find a forestry job in the U.S.A.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hess, Richard, 1835-1916.
Upson, Clifford
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Georgia-Fannin-Kyle
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence
translations

Box.Folder 15.0018

Correspondence Regarding Community Issues, Circa 1902 - 1908 (16 sheets)

May 13, no year- Lilian Harding invites Dr. Schenck to a lecture on Christian Science at the Asheville Opera House.

January 1 and 16, 1902- J. H. Hampton, Town Marshall, wants to know who is leaving a stable open at night.

November 16, 1902- Reference to Old Bent Creek place that George Vanderbilt bought from Mrs. L. M. Hatch.

February 21, 1903- R. M. Hoyle says preacher J. B. Hyder may be able to serve Dr. Schenck in Transylvania County.

February 25, 1903- Hoyle writes that a preacher can be supplied one Sunday in each month for Dr. Schenck's area.

September 26, 1906- J. E. House, postmaster at Balsam Grove, was replaced by Mrs. Laura E. McCall.

May 18, 1908- Macedonia Baptist Church in Gloucester, N.C. seeks a donation to build a nice church.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hampton, J. H.
Harding, Lilian
Hyder, J. B.
Corporate Names
Macedonia Baptist Church
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Bent Creek
North Carolina-Transylvania
North Carolina-Transylvania-Balsam Grove
Subjects
Circuit riders
Mountain churches
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence
receipts

Box.Folder 15.0019

Groups and Organizations, 1896 - 1908 (21 sheets)

May 24, 1896- Letter to Dr. Schenck from Department of the Interior, Indian School Service, Cherokee, N.C.

September 11, 1896- Letter with attached flier outlining "Western Field & Stream" scheme for Uniform Game Laws.

Three postcards from "The Horseless Age" First Motor Vehicle Journal in the English Language.

February 13, 1904- Letter to Dr. Schenck from The Lumbermen's Headquarters at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, The House of Hoo-Hoo in St. Louis.

December 23, 1907- Dr. Schenck was asked to send a biographical sketch for "Men of America" book.

May 28, 1908- The National Lumber Manufactures Credit Corporation investigated and reported on Geo. H. Holzbog and Bro. of Jeffersonville, IN.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Concatenated Order of Hoo Hoo
Publications
The Horseless Age
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Swain-Cherokee
Subjects
Game-laws
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
forms (documents)
invitations
invoices
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 15.0020

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1896 - 1909 (34 sheets)

July 26, 1897- Questions on raising White Ash from seed.

March 7, 1900- Representative J. K. Hall wants information on Balsam timber.

January 1, 1905- Dr. Schenck recommends good books on practical forestry.

July 13, 1905- Questions about the Red Fir and Giant Arborvitae.

December 15, 1908- Copy of a letter to the editor of "Hendersonville Times." Argument against abolishment of the tariff on wood goods. Forestry must be profitable to survive.

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

Box.Folder 15.0021

Correspondence Regarding the Sale of Pine Seedlings, 1909 (6 sheets)

Correspondence regarding the sale of Dr. Schenck's White Pine seedlings.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
White pine
Materials
advertisements
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 15.0022

Miscellaneous, 1896 - 1902, non-dated (40 sheets)

Contains letters in German. May 10, 1901- Rev. G. G. Harley of Brevard Epworth School (Industrial), wishes to speak with George Vanderbilt about an industrial school for poor girls. Booklet, "The Laurentides National Park."

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Parc provincial des Laurentides (Québec)
Materials
books
business letters
envelopes
invoices
notes
personal correspondence
stamps (exchange media)
telegrams

Box.Folder 15.0023

Miscellaneous, 1903 - 1904 (18 sheets)

Flier written in German for "Der Pflanzenschoner." It appears to be an advertisement for a basket for collecting specimens.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
lists
postcards

Box.Folder 15.0024

Miscellaneous, 1905 - 1909 (18 sheets)

Miscellaneous correspondence to the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Office. Some of the manuscripts are in German.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
notes
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 15.0025

Albert Haas Lumber Company, 1905, 1908 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Albert Haas Lumber Company. Atlanta, GA. C. A. Schenck & Co. surveyed land for them. Mr. Mosenthal conducted the survey.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
Georgia-Fulton-Atlanta
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 15.0026

Hackey & Moale Company, 1903 - 1905 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from Hackey & Moale Company. Asheville, N.C. July 22, 1903- Draft of crude sketch of Biltmore Forest School certificate. (diploma)

Orders for the following: envelopes, copies of lectures, copies of books, rubber bands, Dixon blue crayons, blotters, copy books, time books, onion skin paper, carbon paper and bill head pads.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hackney & Moale Co. INC. Printers, Publishers & Stationers.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Lumber marking crayons
Office equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters
certificates
postcards

Box.Folder 15.0027

Hackey & Moale Company, 1906 - 1909 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Hackey & Moale Company. Asheville, N.C. Orders for the following: journal, ledger paper, Dixon's blue lumber crayons, sealing wax, time books, voucher records, tally sheets, copies of lectures, envelopes, blueprint paper, Azo cards, rubber bands, purple copy typewriter ribbon, ruled paper, Remington Typewriter and typewriter ribbon.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hackney & Moale Co. INC. Printers, Publishers & Stationers.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Lumber marking crayons
Office equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 15.0028

Wm. T. Hadlow, Builder, 1899 (2 sheets)

Correspondence from Wm. T. Hadlow, Builder. Asheville, N.C. July 12, 1899- Quote to do work for Dr. Schenck. August 28, 1899- Asked permission for him and friends to spend a night at Pisgah Lodge.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hadlow, Wm. T.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 15.0029

Carl Hagenbeck, Animal Dealer, 1896 - 1899 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Carl Hagenbeck, Animal Dealer. Hamburg, Germany. He wanted to sell deer and swine to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hagenbeck, Carl
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Hamburg
Materials
business letters
copies
translations

Box.Folder 15.0030

Alfred S. Haines, Instructor in Forestry, Westtown Boarding School, 1901 - 1902 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Alfred S. Haines, Instructor in Forestry, Westtown Boarding School. Chester County, PA. Dr. Schenck gave him advice on starting a practical forestry course.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Haines, Alfred S.
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Chester
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 15.0031

C. C. Hale, 1896 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from C. C. Hale. Portsmouth, Ohio. He applied to work as a lumber inspector for Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hale, C. C.
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Scioto-Portsmouth
Materials
business letters
notes
telegrams

Box.Folder 15.0032

Albert F. Hall, Secretary-Treasurer, Asheville Lumber Exchange, 1900 - 1906 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Albert F. Hall, Secretary-Treasurer, Asheville Lumber Exchange. Asheville, N.C. June 19, 1906- Will announce a Hoo-Hoo Concatenation after the Asheville Lumber Exchange meeting.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Asheville Lumber Exchange
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 15.0033

Maxey Hall, Hydrographer. Southeast Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, 1904 - 1907 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Maxey Hall, Hydrographer. Southeast Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. Atlanta, GA. April 21, 1904- Examined Mills River up to the two forks.

May 9, 1904- Washington Office approved plan for work on Davidsons River and the two forks of Mills River. Plans for hiring gage readers.

May 23, 1904- List of established gages, their locations, and the men employed to read them.

Pay due to gage observers. Sent gage heights, not included.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hall, Maxey
Geographical Terms
Georgia-Fulton-Atlanta
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
River surveys
Stream measurements
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 15.0034

Stanley Breed Hall, 1905, 1906 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from Stanley Breed Hall. Boston, MA. He and his brother, Henry, attended Biltmore Forest School. August 28, 1905- Their father wants to know if yellow fever "refugees" are "pouring into" Western North Carolina, as he has heard.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hall, Stanley Breed
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 15.0035

William L. Hall. Chief, U.S.D.A. Bureau of Forestry, 1904 - 1907 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from William L. Hall. Chief, U.S.D.A. Bureau of Forestry. Washington D.C. Recommendations for Professor Mason. Mr. and Mrs. Hall may visit Biltmore.

November 19, 1904- Asks Dr. Schenck to tell students about the Forest Congress.

December 2, 1904- Planning for meeting of American Forest Congress in Washington D.C. on January 2 - 6, 1905.

December 10, 1904- Dr. Schenck named a delegate to the American Forest Congress from North Carolina.

May 3, 1907- Working with Pinchot on his Appalachian reserves work. Sorry to hear Dr. Schenck does not favor an Appalachian Park.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hall, William L.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
American Forest Congress
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Forest management
Forestry law and legislation
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 15.0036

Charles Hallock, 1898 - 1903 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Charles Hallock. Washington D.C. He wrote for "Forest and Stream." It appears he wrote about sports. He asked about Biltmore Estate management.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hallock, Charles
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 15.0037

J. M. Hamilton, 1900 - 1909 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from J. M. Hamilton. Biltmore, N.C. Correspondence concerning iron and leather work.

September 27, 1905- Applies for his daughter to be Dr. Schenck's stenographer.

Ordered wood.

September 13, 1906- Wants to board Biltmore Forest School students.

October 2, 1907, ".the matter of the typhoid at my place has been greatly exaggerated." He explains what happened during the recent case of it.

October 3, 1907- Letter from Dr. Lawrence E. Holmes about the typhoid.

March 12, 1909- Dr. Schenck appears to have sent a donation to help Hamilton rebuild from a fire.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hamilton, J. M.
Holmes, Lawrence, E., Doctor
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Typhoid fever
Materials
business letters
copies
memorandums
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 16.0001

John R. Hamilton, 1902, 1903 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from John R. Hamilton. He wanted payment due and wanted to lease Jule Holden's former land on Turkey Creek.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hamilton, John R.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 16.0002

Hamilton H. Salmon & Co. Hardwood Lumber, 1908 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from Hamilton H. Salmon & Co. Hardwood Lumber. New York, N.Y. They ordered lumber from Biltmore. Includes information on shipping the lumber. Includes loading orders for S. C. Eaton, tally and bill of lading.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Corporate Names
Hamilton H. Salmon & Co. Hardwood Lumber
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
copies
estimates
lists
postcards

Box.Folder 16.0003

A. A. Hamlet, Surveyor, 1903 - 1905 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from A. A. Hamlet, Surveyor. Asheville, N.C. February and March 1903- List of times for helpers on survey of Wetherton lands near Beaver Dam.

February 20, 1903- Time for hands on John Woods Grant survey.

Blank March 6, 1903 contract for Hamlet's surveying work on Bent Creek.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hamlet, A. A.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Bent Creek
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters
contract awards
copies
lists

Box.Folder 16.0004

Geo. W. Hammond, 1900 - 1902 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. W. Hammond. Yarmouthville, Maine. He appears to have attended one of Dr. Schenck's European forest tours.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hammond, Geo. W.
Geographical Terms
Maine-Cumberland-Yarmouthville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 16.0005

J. G. Haney, Manager, The Deming Ranch, 1906 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from J. G. Haney, Manager, The Deming Ranch. Oswego, Kansas.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Haney, J. G.
Geographical Terms
Kansas-Labette-Oswego
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 16.0006

A. L. Hardin, 1902, 1903 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from A. L. Hardin. Brevard, N.C. April 10, 1903- Results of his survey work on James Bracken's Hickory Flat Tract of land on the headwaters of King's Mill Creek.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hardin, A. L.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 17.0010

S. H. Hardwick, 1902, 1903 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from S. H. Hardwick, General Passenger Agent, Southern Railway Company. Washington D.C. Writes they are not able to offer special rates to Biltmore Forest School students.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 17.0011

The Hardwood Manufacturers' Association of the United States, 1903 - 1908 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from The Hardwood Manufacturers' Association of the United States. Columbus, Ohio and Nashville, TN. January 14, 1904- Dr. Schenck to prepare and read a paper on "Forestry and Forest Reserves" at the annual meeting.

October 17, 1904- Statistics on buildings constructed in major U.S. cities during September 1904 in comparison with September 1903.

January 25, 1906- Dr. Schenck re-elected Director of The Hardwood Manufacturers' Association of the United States for North Carolina. Two year term.

Standards changed and adopted during annual meetings.

February 15, 1906- Form letter asking members to assist the National Lumber Manufacturers' Association to raise $150,000 to endow a Chair of Applied Forestry and Practical Lumbering in Yale University.

Dr. Schenck sent assessments, ordered rubber stamps.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Hardwood Manufacturers' Association of the United States
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Bradley-Cleveland
Tennessee-Davidson-Nashville
Subjects
Building
Materials
business letters
form letters
forms (documents)
postcards

Box.Folder 17.0012

"Hardwood Record", 1905 - 1909 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from "Hardwood Record." Chicago, IL. May 3, 1905- Circulation largely increased. July 6, 1905- Dr. Schenck's article to be published. Dr. Schenck advertising in "Hardwood Record."

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
Hardwood Record
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices

Box.Folder 17.0013

Mrs. Henry Hareford, 1899 - 1900 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Mrs. Henry Hareford. Watertown, N.Y. Many questions in regard to possibly sending her son to Biltmore Forest School. November 1, 1900- Son, Edward, leaving for Biltmore Forest School. Please watch over him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hareford, Henry
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
New York-Jefferson-Watertown
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 17.0014

Harkins & Van Winkle, Attorneys at Law, 1907 - 1909 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from Harkins & Van Winkle. Attorneys at Law. Asheville, N.C. Correspondence from former Biltmore employee, now attorney, Kingsland Van Winkle.

Trespassing cases.

July 23, 1908- Sent settlement on the account of A. B. Case & Bro. on account of Miss. E. M. Deaver.

December 30, 1908- Completed Brigman land transaction.

January 1909- T. J. Carland's claims on land.

March 24, 1909- Schenck will lease lands to Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Brooks.

May 20, 1909- Details on the Reeves land.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carland, T. J.
Case, A. B.
Van Winkle, Kingsland
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Trials (Trespass)
Materials
business letters
circular letters

Box.Folder 17.0015

J. J. Harris, 1904 - June 1905 (25 sheets)

Correspondence from J. J. Harris. Biltmore, N.C. April 16, 1904- Says he was a Biltmore Estate employee for eight years. He worked for Mr. Waddell. He wanted a job operating the shingle machine. Includes Sales Lists and stock lists of cars. Requests for lumber to fill orders.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harris, J. J.
Subjects
Lumber industry
Materials
business letters
inventories
lists

Box.Folder 17.0016

J. J. Harris, July - September 1905 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from J. J. Harris. Biltmore, N.C. July 3, 1905- Flood of Swannanoa River damaged the lumberyard.

Sales lists.

September 22, [1905?] Happy to hear that Dr. Schenck will get a re-saw. Mentions he lost charge of the yard. Miss. Case and Boyd need more room in their shop.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harris, J. J.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Swannanoa River
Subjects
Lumber industry
Materials
business letters
invoices
lists

Box.Folder 17.0017

Carrie Harrison, Smithsonian Institution Herbarium, Circa 1898 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Carrie Harrison at Smithsonian Institution Herbarium. Washington D.C. She and Miss. Henkel will visit Biltmore Forest School and possibly give it publicity.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harrison, Carrie
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0018

Jane L. Stowe Harrison, 1901 - 1903 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Jane L. Stowe Harrison. Washington D.C. Her son attended Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harrison, Jane L. Stowe
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 17.0019

L. Hartsell, 1905, 1906 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from L. Hartsell. Asheville, N.C. She was an insurance agent.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hartsell, L.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Insurance companies
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0020

Geo. M. Harvey, 1906 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. M. Harvey. Chicago, IL. His son may have attended Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harvey, Geo. M.
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 17.0020

Walter Harvey, Butler, Biltmore House, 1898, 1899 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Walter Harvey, Butler at Biltmore House. Biltmore, N.C. Miscellaneous correspondence, mostly about firewood for Biltmore House.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harvey, Walter
Corporate Names
Biltmore House
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0021

Austin F. Hawes. State Forester, State Forest Fire Warden, Connecticut, 1899 - 1908 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from Austin F. Hawes. State Forester, State Forest Fire Warden. New Haven, CT. June 18, 1899- Interested in Biltmore Forest School.

Ordered pine seedlings in large quantities from Dr. Schenck.

April 16, 1908- Excess earth on the roots of trees sent to him led to very high shipping costs.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hawes, Austin F. (Austin Foster), 1879-1962.
Geographical Terms
Connecticut-New Haven-New Haven
Subjects
Seed industry and trade
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0022

G. W. Hays, 1902, 1907 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from G. W. Hays. Willie, S.C. and Greer, S.C. He was seeking employment.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hays, G. W.
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Greenville-Greer
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 17.0023

J. F. Hays, General Manager, Transylvania Railroad Company, 1899 - 1903 (20 sheets)

J. F. Hays, General Manager, Transylvania Railroad Company. Brevard, N.C. He appears to have established the tan bark station in Pisgah Forest. Includes information on railroading and lumber. May 25, 1903- Admires the bridges on Looking Glass Creek.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hays, J. F.
Corporate Names
Transylvania Railroad Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Logging railroads
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0024

J. F. Hays, General Manager, Transylvania Railroad Company, 1904 - 1905 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from J. F. Hays, General Manager, Transylvania Railroad Company. Brevard, N.C. June 12 and 17, 1905- Planning secretly for Pisgah Forest Hunting and Fishing Club. Hay's advice on forming the Club.

June 17, 1905- Interested in gaining water power from the Davidson River and also in establishing a pulp mill.

June 21, 1905- Differences between the two types of pulp mills, soda process and sulphide process.

July 26, 1905- Has found two men who he believe will be excellent parties in the formation of the Club.

Hays also acting as a representative of Toxaway Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hays, J. F.
Corporate Names
Transylvania Railroad Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Hunting leases
Hunting lodges
Pulp mills
Water-power
Materials
business letters
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 17.0025

J. F. Hays, General Agent of Southern Railway Company, 1906 - 1908 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from J. F. Hays, General Manager, Transylvania Railroad Company. Asheville, N.C. September 4, 1906- Hays now writing as General Agent of Southern Railway Company. Planning for a commercial telegraph office in Pisgah Forest.

August 7, 1907- Line being built along the Little Tennessee River.

Cars of fish coming to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hays, J. F.
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Fish stocking
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0026

Elsie Beale Hemphill, 1904 - 1908 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Elsie Beale Hemphill. Arden, N.C. She camped frequently in the Pink Beds.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hemphill, Elsie Beale
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
copies
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 17.0027

Hendersonville & Brevard Railway, Telegraph and Telephone Company, 1895, 1896 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Hendersonville & Brevard Railway, Telegraph and Telephone Company. Hendersonville, N. C. Correspondence concerning rates for shipping logs.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hendersonville & Brevard Railway
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Subjects
Log transportation
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0028

Hensel, Bruckmann & Lorbacher. Custom House Brokers and Forwarders, 1896 - 1907 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from Hensel, Bruckmann & Lorbacher. Custom House Brokers and Forwarders. New York, N.Y. Shipping goods, including plants sent from Germany by J. Heins' Sohne and apparatus.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. Heins' Sohne
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
business letters
invoices
postcards

Box.Folder 17.0029

J. Heins' Sohne, 1896 - 1906 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from J. Heins' Sohne, Halstenbek (Holstein). Letters in German. Other correspondence in the Collection indicates they shipped plants to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. Heins' Sohne
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Schleswig-Holstein
Materials
business letters
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 17.0030

R. H. Henderson, 1898, 1902, 1904, non-dated (6 sheets)

Correspondence from R. H. Henderson. Sitton, N.C. He wanted to lease and sell land. Wanted to sell poplar logs.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Henderson, R. H.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0031

W. M. Henry, Register of Deeds, Transylvania County, 1899 - 1904 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from W. M. Henry, Register of Deeds, Transylvania County. Brevard, N.C. February 9, 1899- Mailed State Grants to William Duckworth and Jason Shepard.

March 3, 1899- More on William Duckworth's land and State Grants.

May 22, 1899- Sent a deed from John Brookshire to A. M. Hawkins and B. J. Israel.

December 9, 1899- Jule Kitchen's deeds. Marked [Tract] 27.

May 23, 1900- Deed of M. J. Owen and wife to G. W. Banther. [Tract] 305.

More deeds researched and sent.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Duckworth, William
Henry, W. M.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0032

Walter A. Henze, 1906, 1907 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Walter A. Henze. Iron Mountain, MI. He was looking for employment. November 30, 1907- Writes to Dr. Howe that to his knowledge the honor system was strictly adhered to at the time he attended Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Henze, Walter A.
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Michigan-Dickinson-Iron Mountain
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 18.0001

H. E. Hepner, 1902 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from H. E. Hepner. Biltmore, N.C. She was a secretary at Dr. Schenck's Biltmore Office. August 10, 1902- Mr. Rodman improving. Mrs. Ronci recovered but her youngest son is ill.

August 19, 1902- Mr. Rodman at Mr. Potter's recovering. Burbridge operated on for appendicitis.

August 25, 1902- Mr. Rodman, Mr. Burbridge and Mr. Tennant are in the hospital. McNamee suggests moving offices. Hepner lists supervisors' responsibilities.

August 28, 1902- Wood office and employee matters.

Land deals. Tan bark concerns.

September 11, 1902- Mr. Rodman needed another operation.

September 18, 1902- Recommends Dr. Battle's former secretary, Miss. Lena Smith, as stenographer. Charlotte Meece offers to board tourists at Mount Pisgah. Dr. Battle says Rodman does not need the operation.

September 29, 1902- Mr. Bruncken, Lindley Burns and Harold A. Thomas came.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Battle, S. Westray
Bruncken, Ernest, 1865-1933.
Burbridge, William
Burns, Lindley
Hepner, H. E.
Rodman, Douglas
Ronci, Joanna
Smith, Lena
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Subjects
Management
Materials
business letters
memorandums
notes
reports

Box.Folder 18.0002

C. F. von Herrmann. Section Chair, U.S.D.A. Climate and Crop Service of the Weather Bureau, North Carolina Section, 1905 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from C. F. von Herrmann. Section Chair, U.S.D.A. Climate and Crop Service of the Weather Bureau, North Carolina Section. Raleigh, N.C. Published meteorological reports from Buck Spring Lodge and Pink Beds in their May bulletin.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
von Herrmann, C. F.
Corporate Names
United States. Climatological Service. North Carolina Sectio
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
Subjects
Meteorology
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0003

H. Herrmann Lumber Co., 1908 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from H. Herrmann Lumber Co. New York, N.Y. They ordered lumber from Dr. Schenck. There were problems with slowness and what they considered poor quality lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Herrmann Lumber Co.
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Lumber industry
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
copies
inventories
invoices

Box.Folder 18.0004

Charles Herty, Professor of Chemistry. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1906 - 1907 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Charles Herty, Professor of Chemistry. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, N.C. April 27, 1907- Requests specimens from Pinus Echinata for research on the volatile oils from the oleoresins from Eastern conifers.

May 13 and August 13, 1907- Offers to give one or two free lectures at Biltmore Forest School.

August 28, 1907- Traveling to Biltmore.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Herty, Charles H. (Charles Holmes), 1867-1938.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Orange-Chapel Hill
Subjects
Shortleaf pine
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 18.0005

Hickson Lumber Company, 1904, 1905 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from Hickson Lumber Company. Lynchburg, VA. C. A. Schenck & Co. estimated a tract of their timber at Cheraw, S.C. Daniel D. Bronson inspected some lumber for them through C. A. Schenck & Co.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bronson, Daniel D.
Corporate Names
Hickson Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Chesterfield-Cheraw
Virginia-Lynchburg
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters
notes
receipts
telegrams

Box.Folder 18.0006

Highland Forest Company, 1904 - 1906 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Highland Forest Company. New York, N.Y. Questions on leasing their ruby mine near Willits. Asking Schenck to do a survey.

January 3, 1905- Schenck to meet with General Davidson and Mr. Ferguson.

July 15, 1906 and August 1, 1906- Letters from John Lafon Jr.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ferguson, W. B.
Lafon, John
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Highland Forest Company
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Forest management
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0007

Harry L. Hill, Clerk to the Forester. U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry, 1899 - 1904 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Harry L. Hill, Clerk to the Forester. U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry. Washington D.C. He received communications during Pinchot and Graves' absences.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hill, Harry L.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0008

Holland-America Line, Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company, 1897 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Holland-America Line, Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company. New York, N.Y. Correspondence regarding payment.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Holland Amerika Lijn
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 18.0009

W. J. Holland, 1903 - 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from W. J. Holland. Arden, N.C. He wanted to cut wood for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Holland, W. J.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0010

A. L. Holmes, 1902 - 1907 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from A. L. Holmes of Holmes & Valentine. Attorneys-at-law. Hendersonville, N.C. September 28, 1907- Obtained quit claim deed from J. T. Horne Jr. and wife.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Holmes, A. L.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0011

Clyde B. Holmes, 1905 - 1907 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Clyde B. Holmes. Grant Farm, ME. July 8, 1907- Former Biltmore Forest School student, originally from Belfast, Maine. Working at Grant Farm, ME for the Great Northern Paper Co. Reports on his work.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Holmes, Clyde B.
Corporate Names
Great Northern Paper Company
Subjects
Foresters
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 18.0012

J. A. Holmes, State Geologist, North Carolina Geological Survey, 1896 - 1909 (25 sheets)

Correspondence from J. A. Holmes. State Geologist. North Carolina Geological Survey. Chapel Hill, N.C. January 24, 1896- Sent some survey results, not included, with references to the triangulation about Mount Pisgah region.

April 10, 1896- George Vanderbilt has some forestry negatives made by T. H. Lindsey under the supervision of Pinchot and W.W. Ashe.

April 18, 1896- Fernow really had the negatives. Offer to help survey the Pisgah region. It needs to be remapped.

April 1897- Dr. Schenck and Mr. Rankin helping a photographer to select excellent specimens of trees for a booklet on N.C. timber trees by Ashe and Pinchot.

New maps of Pisgah being sent to Dr. Schenck.

February 20, 1899- No organized geology in S.C.

April 20, 1905- Cooperative geological work in Balsam Mountains.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ashe, W. W. (William Willard), 1872-1932.
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Holmes, J. A. (Joseph Austin), 1859-1915.
Lindsey, T. H.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Rankin, A.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Balsam Mountain
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
United States-South Carolina
Subjects
Geology
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 18.0013

Dr. Lawrence E. Holmes, 1903 - 1907 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. Lawrence E. Holmes. Asheville, N.C. Requests for fishing passes for his brother and other passes.

February 2, 1904- Examined Walter Holland.

August 6, 1904- Dr. Briggs said he will operate for free on Hamilton's eyes.

December 20, 1905- Bill for care of E. K. Potter.

May 6, 1907- Copy of a letter, probably from Dr. Howe. Is student, Lindsey, really ill or is he bluffing?

May 8, 1907- Lindsey really ill.

June 27, 1907- Caring for student, Charles Karst.

October 3, 1907- Copy of a letter from Holmes about typhoid fever at J. M. Hamilton's house.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Briggs, H. H.
Hamilton, J. M.
Holmes, Lawrence, E., Doctor
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Medical fees
Typhoid fever
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
notes
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 18.0014

G. Morris [Homeaus?] U.S.D.A. Bureau of Forestry, 1904 - 1906 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from G. Morris [Homeaus?] U.S.D.A. Bureau of Forestry. Washington D.C. Former Biltmore Forest School student. April 5, 1904- Received his degree.

April 11, 1904- Worked in Mississippi and Arkansas on a study of cottonwood and ash.

April 17, 1905- More on cottonwood and his work.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Homeaus?], G. Morris
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
United States-Arkansas
United States-Mississippi
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 18.0015

W. A. Hood, Register of Deeds, Henderson County, N.C., 1900 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from W. A. Hood, Register of Deeds, Henderson County, N.C. Hendersonville, N.C. Researched Thomas McKinna's land and other properties.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hood, W. A.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0016

A. D. Hopkins, Entomologist. West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, 1896 - 1900 (9 sheets)

A. D. Hopkins, Entomologist. West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. Morganton, W. Va. March 25, 1896- Admires George Vanderbilt's forestry programs and wishes to develop better forestry in West Virginia.

April 6, 1896- Diseases caused by rare beetle, Lymexylon sericeum and Pine Bark Beetle, Dendroctonus Frontalis.

May 2, 1896- The specimens Dr. Schenck sent had Pine Bark Beetle. Might be able to combat with the introduction of the Clerus Formicarius from Germany. Other bark beetles ate the tree after it was dead, but the Pine Bark Beetle ate it while alive.

May 22, 1896- Found more Pine Bark Beetle on the latest specimens sent. Afraid the beetle will spread.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hopkins, A. D.
Corporate Names
West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
Geographical Terms
United States-West Virginia
Subjects
Beetles--Host plants
Entomology
Southern pine beetle
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0017

A. D. Hopkins, Entomologist. West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, 1901 - 1907 (29 sheets)

Correspondence from A. D. Hopkins, Entomologist. West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. Morganton, W. Va. Exchanging literature.

October 9, 1903- Assistant, Mr. Fiske, found Pine Bark Beetle, Dendroctonus Frontalis in the spruce of Balsam Mountains. It is increasing rapidly in parts of N.C. and may be a big problem in the future.

July 21, 1904- Will not charge for investigations on the Estate, but would like compensation for teaching at Biltmore Forest School.

August 11, 1904- Thanks Dr. Schenck for his payment for work at Biltmore Forest School. Planning for trap tree experiments.

Planning cooperative work along with Dr. Howard. Will send Mr. Fiske to Pisgah Forest.

December 13, 1904- Trap tree work and girdling. Fiske at Biltmore.

May 2, 1905- Pale's weevil, Hylobius pales, found on specimens.

May 17, 1905- Hopkins enjoyed practical demonstrations with Yale Forest School students.

July 18, 1905- Found Xyleborus boring in chestnut tree specimens.

Dr. Schenck wants to offer forest entomology at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Fiske, W. F.
Hopkins, A. D.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
Yale University. School of Forestry
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Balsam Mountain
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Beetles--Host plants
Entomology
Pales weevil
Southern pine beetle
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 18.0018

Ralph S. Hosmer. U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry, Field Assistant and Superintendent of Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry, Division of Forestry, Hawaii, 1900 - 1907 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from Ralph S. Hosmer. U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry, Field Assistant and Superintendent of Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry, Division of Forestry, Hawaii. Washington D.C., Pasadena, CA. and Honolulu, Hawaii.

December 18, 1901- Treasurer and Chairman of Committee on Meetings for Society of American Foresters. Would like Dr. Schenck to read a paper at a meeting.

July 15, 1903- Reference to past work in the Adirondacks for Dr. Schenck.

Sending seeds from California pine to Dr. Schenck.

May 19, 1904- Now writing as Superintendent of Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry, Division of Forestry, Hawaii. Few coniferous trees on the islands. Chance of introducing temperate zone trees.

June 29, 1904- Hosmer tells about meteorological conditions in Hawaii. Hosmer has a nursery and plans for replanting.

Pamphlet, Press Bulletin No. 1- "Forest and Ornamental Tree Seed for Sale at Government Nursery."

Copy- "Descriptions abbreviated from 'Flora of the Hawaiian Islands' by Hillebrand."

July 5, 1905- Schenck might try the Koa, Acacia Koa, tree at Biltmore.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hosmer, Ralph S. (Ralph Sheldon), 1874-1963.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Hawaii. Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry
Geographical Terms
California-Los Angeles-Pasadena
Hawaii-Honolulu-Oahu
Subjects
Botany--Hawaii
Vegetation and climate
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
lists

Box.Folder 18.0019

J. H. House, Dealer in General Merchandise, 1903 - 1907 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from J. H. House, Dealer in General Merchandise. Balsam Grove, N.C. April 30, 1903- Has no home-spun. July 9, 1906- Thinks the post office should stay there and Frank McCall should manage it.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. H. House, Dealer in General Merchandise
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Balsam Grove
Subjects
Hand spinning
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0020

J. S. Houston & Company, 1908 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from J. S. Houston & Company. Chicago, Il. They considered purchasing Clear Sap Poplar from Dr. Schenck. It was not in stock and they thought prices were too high.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. S. Houston & Company
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 18.0021

Clifton D. Howe, 1904 - 1909 (29 sheets)

Correspondence from Clifton D. Howe. Chicago, IL and others. August 2, 1904- Applies to teach botany at Biltmore Forest School. Howe was an assistant in botany at the University of Chicago and instructor in botany at the University of Vermont.

Letters of recommendation for Howe.

August 10, 1904- Howe lists his qualifications.

October 7, 1904- Howe, studying at the University of Chicago for his PhD., accepts position at Biltmore Forest School under certain conditions.

October 17, 1904- Accepts offer of instructor of botany position at Biltmore Forest School.

December 6, 1904- Should arrive at Biltmore on December 30th.

No-date- Things in a bad way at the nursery. Dry house roof half on.

December 10, 1907- Students want to continue course with Mr. Ross.

January 29, 1909- Copy of letter, probably from Dr. Schenck. Shocked to find one of the long beds in the nursery contains Yellow Pine not White Pine. Raised tuition to $300. "I want to raise the standing of the School to the highest level, regardless of any help, and increase of tuition fees will give me the financial aid required."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Forestry teachers
Materials
business letters
copies
letters of recommendation
memorandums
postcards

Box.Folder 18.0022

W. L. Hoxed, 1902 - 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from W. L. Hoxed. Demia, N.C. and Biltmore, N.C.. January 1902- Correspondence regarding Tract 358. S. Brooks moved in with his family after it was sold to Dr. Schenck. January 1906- Wants Dr. Schenck to come get his turkeys.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hoxed, W. L.
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 18.0023

H. Tracey Hubbard, 1901, 1904 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from H. Tracey Hubbard. Cambridge, MA. He studied at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hubbard, H. Tracey
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Middlesex-Cambridge
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
invoices
personal correspondence
telegrams

Box.Folder 18.0024

The Huber Manufacturing Company, 1899 - 1908 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from The Huber Manufacturing Company. Marion, Ohio. They wanted to sell traction engines and a road engine to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
The Huber Manufacturing Company
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Marion-Marion
Subjects
Engines
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0025

Dr. C. W. Hunt, 1903, 1909 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. C. W. Hunt. Brevard, N.C. He wanted to sell and buy land. Copy of a March 3, 1909 letter, probably from Dr. Schenck, stating he believes George Vanderbilt would sell the southern part of the Pisgah boundary, 20,000 acres situated in Gloucester Township.

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

Box.Folder 18.0026

R. G. Hunt and the Harris-Rees Tanning Company, 1902 - 1909 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from R. G. Hunt and the Harris-Rees Tanning Company. Sylva, N.C. They purchased tanbark stumpage along a boundary.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hunt, R. G.
Corporate Names
Harris-Rees Tanning Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Jackson-Sylva
Materials
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 18.0027

J. D. Hunter, M.D., 1898, 1899 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from J. D. Hunter, M.D. Asheville, N.C. He purchased firewood from Dr. Schenck.

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

Box.Folder 18.0028

Hunt & Hunt Architects, 1903 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Hunt & Hunt Architects. New York, N.Y. Firm of Richard Howland Hunt and Joseph Howland Hunt. February 10, 1903- George Vanderbilt should have sent drawings for Dr. Schenck, possibly of Forester's Lodge.

March 4, 1903- Sending prints of first story and roof framing.

March 18, 1903- Sent list of lumber, not included, for Looking Glass Lodge and Forester's Lodge. Does not include lumber for the main trusses of octagonal tower to Looking Glass Lodge, and miscellaneous parts of both buildings.

April 14, 1903- Sent blueprint of an addition to Buck Spring Lodge.

More prints sent for Looking Glass Lodge and Forester's House.

May 7, 1903- Reference to using chestnut.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hunt & Hunt
Looking Glass Lodge
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Design and construction
Hunting lodges
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 18.0029

Hutton & Bourbonnais, 1904 - 1909 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Hutton & Bourbonnais. Hickory, N.C. They wanted to purchase lumber from Dr. Schenck and were involved in lumber industry legislation.

March 1, 1909- Want to get a bill passed to protect vacant state lands. Would Dr. Schenck help?

March 2, 1909- Dr. Schenck thinks all lands held by the State of N.C. are unfit for farming. He thinks it is better for them to be held by the State than by individuals. Sees lawlessness in woodlands as a big problem. Had a bill passed to appoint foremen as Forest Sheriffs. Fines for trespassing.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Hutton & Bourbonnais
Subjects
Forest rangers
Forestry law and legislation
Vacant lands
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 18.0030

J. B. Hyder, 1903 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from J. B. Hyder. Carrans Creek, N.C. and Brevard, N.C. March 4, 1903- Received a letter from Brother Hoyle, his Presiding Elder, saying to go to the Pink Beds once a month to preach. The water was too high for him to get there last Saturday.

October 5, 1903- Preached at the Pink Beds and at the new church on Davidson River.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hyder, J. B.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Circuit riders
Mountain churches
Materials
business letters