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


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series L of The Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records contains business and personal correspondence dated 1896 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. In Series L are letters from John Lafon Junior, a partner in the surveying firm, C. A. Schenck and Co. Letters from V. S. Lusk, who was involved in many land purchases for Biltmore Estate, are included in this series. There are also letters from Frank H. Lamb who wrote to Dr. Schenck about forest fire prevention legislation in Washington and Canada.
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 L, 1896 - 1909, 1896 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/L
Extent
64 sheets
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 L, 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 L documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world. A notable correspondent from Series L is John Lafon Jr. He was a partner of Dr. Schenck's in the surveying business, C. A. Schenck and Company. Lafon Jr.'s letters document his travels as he moved about the United States to engage in contracted forest survey work. Lafon Jr. also sat on the Advisory Board of Biltmore Forest School. In addition to his accomplishments, his letters document his painful struggle with rheumatism and the cures he tried.

Correspondence from V.S. Lusk, one of Biltmore Estate's most important land purchasers, is included in Series L. His correspondence includes information on the Frank McCall lawsuit.

There are also some letters in Series L from noted Asheville photographer, T. H. Lindsey. In addition, Frank H. Lamb wrote to Dr. Schenck about forest fire preventative legislation in Washington and Canada. He also told Dr. Schenck about the formation of the first Logging Congress.

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
Lafon, John
Lamb, Frank
Lindsey, T. H.
Lusk, V. S.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forestry consultants
Forestry law and legislation
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Logging
Lumbering
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
memorandums
notes
reports
telegrams

Related Material

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

Container List

Box.Folder 20.0022

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1899 - 1903 (14 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
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 20.0023

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1904 - 1906 (32 sheets)

This file relates to the Biltmore Forest School, begun by Carl Schenck with the encouragement and support of George Vanderbilt in 1898. The school continued at Biltmore until Schenck's departure in 1909. The file contains letters of inquiry from prospective students and persons seeking general information on Biltmore Forest School. February 6, 1906- Dr. Schenck tells a potential student that Biltmore Forest School is the only technical school of forestry in the United States. It only teaches forestry from the practical, investors' standpoint.

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

Box.Folder 20.0024

Job Applicants, 1896 - 1908 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from individuals seeking employment from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation
postcards

Box.Folder 20.0025

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1896 - 1903 (17 sheets)

August 20, 1896- Benoni Lockwood Jr. congratulates Dr. Schenck on his marriage. He would like the snake skin and rattles Cogborn [Coburn] was paid to send him.

February 8, 1899- Richard Lamb, Civil & Electrical Engineer will show Dr. Schenck his electric cableway for use in logging. It is on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal.

Price list of engines and boilers from James Leffel & Co. Springfield, Ohio.

Advertisement showing eight wheel log wagons and self-loading skidders from Lindsey Wagon Co. Laurel, MI.

February 16, 1903- On February 10, 1903, The Asheville Transfer Company will open a branch in Biltmore named Asheville-Biltmore Express CO.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lockwood, Benoni, Jr.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Transfer Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Log transportation
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
form letters
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 20.0026

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1904 - 1908 (24 sheets)

July 29, 1904- Order for oak chairs and a table from Dr. Schenck. Order of "Sanitas."

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
form letters
invoices
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 20.0027

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1901 - 1907 (6 sheets)

October 29, [1900?]- T. L. Lance needs to know if Dr. Schenck wants his or her land. Marked [Tract] 465.

November 3, 1902- I. B. Ledbetter writes of land sales with McNamee and Schenck.

July 15, 1907- Photograph postcard showing standing pine that was sold in Newfane, VT. *The postcard may be from Doctor Howe.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Vermont-Windham-Newfane
Subjects
Newfane (Vt.)
Materials
business letters
postcards
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 20.0028

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1896 - 1907 (25 sheets)

Correspondence concerning sales of lumber and firewood. May 23, 1903- Wm. P. Long of Brevard Tannin Company asks that wood not be split very fine. The Biltmore Tannin Company does not care who is elected as Brevard postmaster, "as long as he is a good man."

September 2, 1903- Brevard Tannin Company does not want the bark that was damaged by rain that season.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Long, W. P.
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 20.0029

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1908 (38 sheets)

Dr. Schenck's correspondence with various lumber companies that purchased or considered purchasing Biltmore lumber, especially Poplar.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
postcards

Box.Folder 20.0030

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber, 1896 - 1909 (12 sheets)

April 11, 1907- O. G. Ledbetter's report on local suppliers of firewood, including prices for loading the wood. February 1, 1909- Copy of a sarcastic letter to LeBarbe, Moale & Chiles, who offered timber from the Rachel Spain estate.

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

Box.Folder 20.0031

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1904, 1905 (9 sheets)

Correspondence relating to C. A. Schenck & Co.

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

Box.Folder 20.0032

People and Companies Selling School Supplies and Advertisements to Biltmore Forest School, 1901 - 1907 (21 sheets)

No date- "Southern Progress" magazine to begin publication. Charlotte, N.C. Letterhead reads, "Undeveloped Resources of the South: Investments for Capital."

April 14, 1905- Dr. Schenck to advertise in "Forestry Quarterly" of Ithaca, N.Y. This was Fernow's publication.

May 11, 1907- Packet of testimonial letters from lumber dealers who advertised in "The ST. Louis Lumberman."

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Publications
Forestry Quarterly
ST. Louis Lumberman
Materials
business letters
form letters
testimonials

Box.Folder 20.0033

People Selling Animals, 1896 - 1905 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from people wishing to sell living animals to Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 20.0034

Correspondence Concerning Rental Properties, 1901 - 1909 (10 sheets)

December 21, 1904- Letter and blank contract from prospective investor. The proposed contract is for George Vanderbilt to lease Biltmore Estate's exclusive hunting and fishing privileges to New York investors for one dollar, for one year. The contract could be renewed for twenty-five years.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Subjects
Hunting leases
Materials
business letters
contract awards
copies
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 20.0035

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1897 - 1907 (17 sheets)

November 29, 1898- William T. Little, Custodian of Oklahoma Historical Society and Vice-President of Oklahoma Territory of the American Forestry Association, seeks information for a presentation and for proposed legislation.

February 13, 1906- E. R. Lake, Dept. of Botany, Oregon Agricultural College wishes to use Dr. Schenck's texts for the undergraduate and graduate classes in forestry, which they are planning.

July 12, 1907- The American Forestry Association wishes to place some of Dr. Schenck's books on their standing books list.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
American Forestry Association
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Oklahoma
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 20.0036

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1897 - 1900 (7 sheets)

October 22, 1897 and March 27, 1899- Dr. Schenck purchasing a series of leaf-charts from Mrs. Grace Anna Lewis in Media, PA.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Women naturalists
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 21.0001

Inquiries Regarding Passes, 1899 - 1905 (4 sheets)

Requests from people wishing for passes to camp and fish in the forest.

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Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0002

Correspondence from Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1901 - 1907 (6 sheets)

Includes April 1905 letters from A. Lytle requesting his or her pay.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 21.0003

Correspondence from Biltmore Forest School Including Information about Specific Students, 1899 - 1907 (13 sheets)

October 2, 1899- Rob. W. Lyman will leave school to go to work.

Two non-dated letters from Graham M. Leupp.

September 2, 1905- Non-signed letter, probably from J. Duncan Lawrence, Deputy Commissioner of State of New York Forest, Fish and Game Commission. Will marry against his father's wishes and go into the lumbering and milling business in Oregon, with the goal of becoming a consultant. Saw interesting U.S. Government work on the Lewis & Clarke Reserve.

February 9, 1906- Otto Lachmund, a lumber company manager, closed his Chicago office and moved West.

May 6, 1907- Associate Director of Biltmore Forest School writes to Hughes Lindsey, who is on probation and recovering from an illness in Biltmore.

May 9, 1907 and non-dated- Hughes Lindsey writes that Dr. Holmes is making him stay and recover.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
copies
trade cards

Box.Folder 21.0004

Correspondence Relating to Community Issues, 1898 - 1906 (17 sheets)

December 8, 1898- Dr. Schenck writes A. A. Long about Tract 268.

February 23, 1900- Hanford N. Lockwood's mare broke loose and ran into Dr. Schenck's carriage.

May 3, 1901- J. C. Loftis found Lyda Banther in his or her illicit distillery on George Vanderbilt's land.

Non-dated letter to Dr. Schenck from Anna Austin Lord. Dr. Schenck gave her $20 for Lindley Training School. Lord was McNamee's mother-in-law.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lockwood, Handford N.
Lord, Anna E.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Lindley Training School
Subjects
Distilling, Illicit
Materials
business letters
copies
envelopes
personal correspondence
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 21.0005

Groups and Organizations, 1897 - 1909 (10 sheets)

Letters from various lumbering publications. October 15, 1906- The Lumbermen's Club of Cincinnati invites Dr. Schenck to their annual meeting.

July 7, 1908- Letter with attached "North Carolina Sample Page from the Originating Section of the General Lumber Tariff" and "Pennsylvania Sample Page from the Delivering Section of the General Lumber Tariff."

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Tariff
Materials
business letters
receipts
tariff schedules

Box.Folder 21.0006

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1896 - 1909 (15 sheets)

January 3, 1909- Letter about Scandinavian game birds, which George Vanderbilt considers releasing.April 5, 1909- Dr. Schenck answers a March 30, 1909 letter from The Lumbermens Bureau, asking if a lumber Inspection Department would be a successful business. Dr. Schenck notes, under the auspice of the Hardwood Manufactures' Association, a lumber inspection school will begin at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Hardwood Manufacturers' Association of the United States
Subjects
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
copies
forms (documents)
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0007

Miscellaneous, 1897 - 1909 (23 sheets)

Non-dated clipping, "Lumbermen to Visit Puget Sound. Nebraska Delegation to Come to Seattle Twice in Coast Tour.."

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
United States-Washington-Puget Sound
Washington-King-Seattle
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Washington
Materials
business letters
clippings
copies
notes
photocopies
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0008

James D. Lacey & Co. Timber Lands, 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from James D. Lacey & Co. Timber Lands. Chicago, IL. April 27, 1907- Hired Biltmore Forest School graduate Howard E. Waterbury. More on hiring Biltmore Forest School graduates.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Waterbury, Howard E.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0009

John Lafon Jr., 1903 - 1904 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from John Lafon Jr. November 22, 1903- Finishing train road in Bear Pen Cove. Surveyed train road up West Horse Cove.

August 15, 1904- Pay Artilus Ducker for his help.

September 5, 1904- Surveying at Moses [Creek?].

September 18, 1904- Students doing good work. Finished at Caney Forks. Now working at Sol's Creek. It was okay to allow Backus into [C.A. Schenck and ?] Company.

December 24, 1904- Lafon surveying in West Virginia.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ducker, A. E.
Lafon, John
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0010

John Lafon Jr., 1905 (17 sheets)

January 9, 1905- Working at Drew Lumber Company in Alton, FL.

March 13, 1905- Working in Bee Springs, KY. for Edmonson Co.

May 13, 1905- Leaving for Hot Springs, N.C. due to his health.

May 18, 1905- Unable to walk without crutches.

May 23, 1905 and June 2, 1905- Still very ill with rheumatism. Leaving for his home in Harrodsburg, KY.

July 22, 1905- Lafon has eye trouble and walks with a cane. Can't work this summer.

July 31, 1905- Physician says Lafon can return to work in three weeks. Accepts a new surveying job.

August 31, 1905- Dr. Gruner in Asheville promises to cure his rheumatism in a month.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lafon, John
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
Florida-Lafayette-Alton
Kentucky-Mercer-Harrodsburg
North Carolina-Madison-Hot Springs
Subjects
Forest surveys
Rheumatism
Materials
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 21.0011

John Lafon Jr., 1906 (21 sheets)

February 1, 1906- Rheumatism is worse. Will not be able to take position with Highland Forest Company on February 15th. Will change doctors.

June 12, 1906- Copy of a letter to Lafon on Highland Forest Company paper. "Asheville Citizen" did an alleged interview with Thomas A. Edison. Said Edison had discovered cobalt in several N.C. counties, including Jackson County; and that Edison has left men to do further investigations.

June 18, 1906- Description of timber on Dark Ridge Creek wanted by Boice + Buchanan. Tax information on the following lands and their values: Scotts Creek Township, Sylva Township, Cullowhee Township, Cane Creek and [Werra Huita?] Creek, Caney Forks Township, Moses Creek, Caney Forks and Johns Creek. Edison was in Jackson County looking for cobalt last week.

June 11, 1906- References to Buck Knob. Wily Henson holding out on quit claim deed. Reports on other work.

July 2, 1906- Highland Forest Company involved in a boundary dispute, possibly with Boice + Buchanan. Had the Balsam Trail cleared.

August 6, 1906- Lease of the millyard at Willets, N.C. expires in June. Lafon renting a warehouse to store corundum and the millyard.

September 9, 1906- Opening up copper mine at Caney Fork Bald. Mr. Sterrett also found mica veins. Will leave to examine kaolin vein on Black Mountain.

October 1, 1906- Found a very promising vein of copper at Caney Fork Bald. Sterrett asks for a mining engineer. Opened some tunnels at the kaolin prospect on Black Mountain.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Lafon, John
Corporate Names
Boice & Buchanan Lumber Co.
C. A. Schenck and Company
Publications
The Asheville Daily Citizen (Citizen Company)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Craven-Scott's Creek
North Carolina-Jackson
North Carolina-Jackson-Cullowhee
North Carolina-Jackson-Sylva
North Carolina-Jackson-Willits-Ochre Hil
Subjects
Copper industry and trade
Forest surveys
Kaolin industry
Mica industry
Rheumatism
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 21.0012

John Lafon Jr., 1907 - 1908 (18 sheets)

April 29, 1907- Suits against Jeptha Hendricks and Jefferson Hooper. Lafon looked over the Queen Tract, Cathcart #35. Dealing with T. C. Mills for his land, Cathcart #36. Captain Love says the heirs of James R. Love in TN. refuse to sign the quit claim deed. Will have to redo Holmes and Emigh's surveying work at the mouth of Caney Fork.

June 7, 1907- Did not endorse Mary Sitton bond. Jim Love says TN. heirs will sign the quit claim deed.

No date- Lafon accepts position on the Advisory Board of Biltmore Forest School. Believes students should be issued degrees based on practical qualifications as well as scientific attainments. Does not approve of prohibiting students from drinking in open bars.

September 3, 1907- Sent State Grant #472, to Hutson Coward for 50 acres, which is the grant for the Lee Queen tract. Also, deed from Wiley Henson to Lee Queen for the tract.

October 6, 1907- Sending exhibit for Jamestown Exposition.

November 11, 1907- Lafon and G. T. Backus are glad C. A. Schenck and Co. had a prosperous year.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Backus, Gordon T.
Lafon, John
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Jackson-Willits-Ochre Hil
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry schools and education
Land titles
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0013

Frank H. Lamb, 1898 - 1909 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from Frank H. Lamb. Hoquiam, WA. January 2, 1899- Planning to study with Dr. Schenck.

September 13, 1899- Busy with "various branches of timber work." Writing from North Western Lumber Company in Hoquiam, WA.

Exchanging literature with Dr. Schenck.

March 29, 1905- Writing as Secretary of Washington Loggers Joint Committee. Hoquiam, WA.

April 7, 1905- Comments on forest fire prevention legislation in Washington and Canada.

February 1, 1909- Pleased with Dr. Schenck's views of lumber tariffs and burning of slashings. Logging Congress to be held July 19 - 21. Lamb says it will "probably be the first gathering of practical lumbermen ever held to discuss logging questions exclusively."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lamb, Frank
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Washington Loggers Joint Committee
Geographical Terms
Washington-Grays Harbor-Hoquiam
Subjects
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forestry schools and education
Forests and forestry--Canada
Forests and forestry--Washington
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0014

Tazewell H. Lamb, 1904 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Tazewell H. Lamb. He assisted John Lafon Jr. in Willets, N.C. work.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lafon, John
Lamb, Tazewell H.
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Jackson-Willits-Ochre Hil
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0015

Irwin Lance, 1903 - 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Irwin Lance. September 14, 1905- When Mr. Allen built the trail from Bent Creek Gap to Glen Gap, Lance boarded Tom Jones. Lance said Jones was not paying him.

September 11, 1906- Lots of hunters on Biltmore Creek.

Raised turkeys.

November 22, 1907- Asks if Bent Creek Boys may go on an opossum hunt.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lance, Irwin
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Bent Creek
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 21.0016

J. M. Lance., 1906 - 1908 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from J. M. Lance. Avery's Creek, N.C. He did sawing, logging and bark peeling for Dr. Schenck. May 27, 1907- Asks Dr. Schenck to write to the Commissioners of Asheville, asking them to build a bridge across the French Broad River near the mouth of Avery's Creek.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lance, J. M.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
Materials
business letters
contract awards

Box.Folder 21.0017

M. L. Lance or L. M. Lance, March 1909 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from M. L. Lance or L. M. Lance. Skyland, N.C. March 1909- J. M. Butler granted an instrument of conveyance and executed it before Buncombe County Justice of the Peace, L. M. Lance.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lance, M. L.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Skyland
Materials
business letters
contract awards
copies

Box.Folder 21.0018

Sam Lance, 1903 - 1909 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Sam Lance. Biltmore, N.C. August 28, 1903- T. L. Lance asks to close his trade soon. Sam Lance has Mr. Reeves' land on Biltmore Creek in good shape.

Memorandum saying two cabins were sold to Sam Lance for use as firewood: cabin Starling Bishop bought from Russell Jones and the old cabin on the old Cross Run on the slope of Hickory Top.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lance, Sam
Materials
business letters
copies
memorandums

Box.Folder 21.0019

David Ely Lauderburn, 1906, 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from David Ely Lauderburn. Worcester, MA. and Balsam, N.C. November 8, 1907- Biltmore Forest School graduate. Working in the lumberyard of Boice + Buchanan Lumber Co. December 10, 1907- Will accept a position with the Harris-Woodbury Lumber Company at [Noland?], N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lauderburn, David Ely
Corporate Names
Boice & Buchanan Lumber Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Balsam Mountain
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 21.0020

Robert Tansey Laughlin, Circa 1907 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Robert Tansey Laughlin. Chicago, IL. Includes non-dated wedding announcement for Laughlin and Lulu May Brown. Happy memories of Biltmore Forest School. Would like to attend an alumni reunion.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brown, Lulu May
Laughlin, Robert Tansey
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
invitations
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 21.0021

William R. Lazenby, Professor, Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Forestry, 1896 - 1906 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from William R. Lazenby, Professor, Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Forestry. Columbus, Ohio. July 25, 1899- Asked Dr. Schenck to present a paper at the meeting of American Forestry Association in Columbus, Ohio. Received publications from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lazenby, William R. (William Rane), 1850-1916.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
American Forestry Association
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Franklin-Columbus
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0022

A. LE. COQ & Company, 1899 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from A. LE. COQ & Company Darmstadt, Germany. They considered buying seed, especially Pinus strobus [White Pine], from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
A. LE. COQ & Company
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Hessen-Darmstadt
Subjects
White pine
Materials
business letters
postcards
stamps (exchange media)
telegrams

Box.Folder 21.0023

A. LE. COQ & Company, 1900 - 1903 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from A. LE. COQ & Company Darmstadt, Germany. They considered buying seed, especially Pinus strobus [White Pine], from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
A. LE. COQ & Company
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Hessen-Darmstadt
Subjects
White pine
Materials
business letters
invoices
telegrams

Box.Folder 21.0024

I. B. Ledbetter, Postmaster, 1899 - 1900 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from I. B. Ledbetter, Postmaster. Davidson River, N.C. August 27, 1902- Deputy of Rural Delivery Routes wishes to see Dr. Schenck about the route between Davidson River and the Pink Beds. Ledbetter considered selling land to George Vanderbilt through Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ledbetter, Isaac
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Rural free delivery
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0025

Z. T. Ledbetter, Dealer in General Merchandise, 1901 - 1907 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Z. T. Ledbetter, Dealer in General Merchandise. Avery's Creek, N.C. November 6, 1902- Sent Dr. Schenck the options on J. L. Reeves' land. Questions on more land options.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ledbetter, Z. T.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0026

J. Hardy Lee, 1904 - 1909 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from J. Hardy Lee. Biltmore, N.C. Accounting information from Biltmore Estate Landscape Department to Dan Marshall and Dr. Schenck. Letters of recommendation for Mr. L. T. Winston and others.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lee, J. Hardy
Marshall, Daniel
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation
notes
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 21.0027

Paul Leighton, 1901 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Paul Leighton. Portsmouth, NH. He inquired about Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Leighton, Paul
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
New Hampshire-Rockingham-Portsmouth
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0028

Lemont & Golay, Proprietors of Tryon Vineyard, 1900 - 1906 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from Lemont & Golay, Proprietors of Tryon Vineyard. Tryon, N.C. They sent Claret to Dr. Schenck.

April 2, 1901- Claret was tested.

June 27, 1905- Can't ship wine to Pisgah. Transylvania County is now "dry."

July 4, 1905- Disguised the wine and sent it.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Lemont & Golay, Proprietors of Tryon Vineyard
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Polk-Tryon
North Carolina-Transylvania
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Local option
Wine industry
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0029

T. H. Lindsey, Photographic and Scenic Artist, 1897 - 1903 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from T. H. Lindsey, Photographic and Scenic Artist. Asheville, N.C. February 7, 1897- Prints from Pink Bed negatives are ready.

Mix-ups with Pinchot's orders of negatives.

April 29, 1899- Business with Biltmore Estate has decreased to the point where Lindsey can no longer hire an assistant.

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

Box.Folder 21.0030

G. W. Linzer, 1901 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from G. W. Linzer. Savannah, GA. He applied for a Ranger position.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Linzer, G. W.
Geographical Terms
Georgia-Chatham-Savannah
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0031

William E. Litchfield, 1906 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from William E. Litchfield. Boston, MA. He considered sending a young man to Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Litchfield, William E.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0032

Frank Littleford of The Littleford Lumber Co., 1904 - 1907 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from Frank Littleford of The Littleford Lumber Co. Cincinnati, Ohio. October 24, 1904- Searching in Western, N.C. for good hickory to make handles.

Announcement- On January 1, 1904 the Company name will change to Frank Littleford & Bros.

Inquired about renting a farm from George Vanderbilt.

August 25, 1904- Surveyed the hickory on Busbee Mountain with Mr. Wicker. Suggested making handles of Busbee timber and from the timber of the Waynesville district.

August 23, 1906- Company name changed to Littleford Hardwood Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Littleford, Frank
Wicker, A.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Busbee Mountain
North Carolina-Haywood-Waynesville
Ohio-Hamilton-Cincinnati
Subjects
Hickories
Materials
announcements
business letters
trade cards

Box.Folder 21.0033

C. G. Logan, Undertaker and Embalmer, 1904 - 1906 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from C. G. Logan, Undertaker and Embalmer. Waynesville, N.C. He applied for passes to visit Mount Pisgah.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Logan, C. G.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Waynesville
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 21.0034

T. T. Loftis, Clerk of Superior Court, Transylvania County, 1901 - 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from T. T. Loftis, Clerk of Superior Court, Transylvania County. Brevard, N.C. Bills for George Vanderbilt's court cases. Includes information on the Frank McCall and R. J. Pickelsimer cases.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Loftis, T. T.
McCall, Frank
Pickelsimer, R. J.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Boundary disputes
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 21.0035

Logan & Co. Wholesale Grain and Hay, 1903 (5 sheets)

Price quotations from Logan & Co. Wholesale Grain and Hay. Nashville, TN.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Logan & Co. Wholesale Grain and Hay
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Davidson-Nashville
Materials
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0036

Longmans, Green & Co., Publishers, 1905 - 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Longmans, Green & Co., Publishers. New York, N.Y. They wanted to sell textbooks. Requested Biltmore Forest School catalogs.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Longmans, Green, & Co.
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0037

Geo. C. Loomis, Hardwood Lumber, April - July 1904 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. C. Loomis, Hardwood Lumber. Asheville, N.C. Acted as a sales agent for Biltmore lumber to R. B. Wheeler & Co. Notes on shipping and lumber freight rates.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
R. B. Wheeler & Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 21.0038

Geo. C. Loomis, Hardwood Lumber, August 1904 - 1907 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. C. Loomis, Hardwood Lumber. Asheville, N.C. Acted as a sales agent for Biltmore lumber to R. B. Wheeler & Co. October 3, 1904- R. B. Wheeler & Co. said not to send any more oak from Biltmore's stock because the texture was too hard. Notes on "mountain oak."

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Geo. C. Loomis, Hardwood Lumber
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Quercus gambelii
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0039

Frank Howard Lord, 1896 - 1902 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Frank Howard Lord. New York, N.Y. July 23, 1896- Cannot sell Biltmore Lumber Company stock at Schenck's prices. Includes a list of stock with corrections from Lord. Insurance for Dr. Schenck's house and furniture.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lord, Frank Howard
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Lumber industry
Materials
business letters
price lists

Box.Folder 21.0040

Otto J. Luebkent, Acting Chief. U.S.D.A., Division of Forestry, 1899 - 1908 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from Otto J. Luebkent, Acting Chief. U.S.D.A., Division of Forestry. Washington D.C. Letters regarding vouchers for travel expenses and the employment of assistants.

December 20, 1902- Asks Dr. Schenck to present a paper at the American Forestry Association's annual meeting.

November 2, 1903- Luebkent resigned from the Bureau of Forestry. Manager at the Washington D.C. office of The American Audit Company.

December 17, 1908- Writes as Treasurer of the American Forestry Association. Dr. Schenck believes he is appointed to a commission on Forest Conservation. States that states in the Northern part of the U.S.A. can control forest fires, but in the South, Federal help is needed.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Leubkent, Otto J.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
United States. Division of Forestry
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Forest fires--Prevention and control--Law and legislation
Materials
announcements
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 21.0041

T. P. Lukens. U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry, 1904 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from T. P. Lukens. U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry. Pasadena, CA. He sent conifer seed and cones to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lukens, Theodore Parker, 1848-1918.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
California-Los Angeles-Pasadena
Subjects
Conifers--Seeds
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0042

G. B. Lull. State Forester, California, 1907 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from G. B. Lull. State Forester, California. Sacramento, CA. He asked Dr. Schenck to attend a meeting of the California State Forest Officers.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lull, G. B.
Geographical Terms
California-Sacramento
Subjects
Forests and forestry--California
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0043

Lumber-Mineral Company, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Lumber-Mineral Company. Hot Springs, N.C. They wanted advice on flumes.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Lumber-Mineral Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Madison-Hot Springs
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0044

"The Lumber Review", 1902 - 1907 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from "The Lumber Review." Chicago, IL. Correspondence concerning Dr. Schenck's subscription.

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
The Lumber Review
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
envelopes
forms (documents)
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0045

"Lumber Trade Journal", 1899 - 1909 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from "Lumber Trade Journal." New Orleans, LA. September 25, 1901- Sample advertisement for Biltmore Forest School. Includes beautiful artwork.

August 8, 1904- C. A. Schenck and Co. advertised with them.

Correspondence concerning Dr. Schenck's subscription.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Publications
Lumber Trade Journal
Geographical Terms
Louisiana-Orleans-New Orleans
Materials
advertisements
business letters
contract awards
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 21.0046

"The New York Lumber Trade Journal", 1896 - 1900 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from "The New York Lumber Trade Journal." New York, N.Y.

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
The New York Lumber Trade Journal
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 21.0047

V. S. Lusk, 1900 - 1908 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from V. S. Lusk. Asheville, N.C. April 26, 1894- Biltmore Estate fishing permit.

May 23, 1904- Request for an extension of a fishing permit, with humorous comments on fishing.

Plans to survey Glouster land. Lusk ill with the gripe.

June 18, 1907- Planning a trip to deal with disputed McCall boundary and to go fishing.

June 30, 1907- Elaborate commentary on nature and blessing on Dr. Schenck after fishing trip.

July 7, 1907- More on Frank McCall lawsuit.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lusk, V. S.
McCall, Frank
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Boundary disputes
Fishing
Materials
business letters
permits
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 21.0048

S. J. Luther, 1899 - 1907 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from S. J. Luther. Luther, N.C. Exchanged land, [Tract] 118. January 2, 1903 letter says it adjoins the Morgan Pasture land near Mount Pisgah in the Horse Cove on the headwaters of Big Creek in Henderson County.

Peeling and exchanging bark.

Estimated bark with John O'Kelley.

April 13, 1907- Copy of a letter with an attached blank contract for the 1906 lease of bark.

May 18, 1907- Right of way issues.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Luther, S. J.
O'Kelley, John
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson
Subjects
Bark peeling
Materials
business letters
contract awards
copies

Box.Folder 21.0049

J. D. Lyman, 1899 - 1901 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from J. D. Lyman. New York, N.Y. Writes to Dr. Schenck about his experiments with planting white pine, especially the thinning and pruning. January 4, 1900- Asks about "rotten knots" in trees.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lyman, J. D.
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
White pine
White pine--Diseases and pests
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence