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


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series Q of The Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records contains business and personal correspondence dated 1898 to 1909, predominately incoming correspondence collected and preserved by George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office. Copies of outgoing correspondence, presumably letters written by Biltmore Estate Forest Manager, Dr. Carl Alwin Schenck are included. Series Q is the smallest series in The Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records. One company represented is Queen & Co. Incorporated, Manufacturers of Scientific Instruments. They were located in Philadelphia, Pa. They repaired a compass for Dr. Schenck. The remainer of Series Q consists of miscellaneous correspondence concerning Biltmore Forest School inquiries, job applications, advertisements and requests for passes.
Contact Information:
The Biltmore Company, Museum Services Department,
Archives Division
1 North Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina
28801 USA
Phone: (828) 225-6300
Fax: (828) 277-3454
URL: http://www.biltmore.comeMail: archives@biltmore.com
Processed by
Stephanie Gardner
Date Completed
2003
Encoded by
Stephanie Gardner
© 2003 The Biltmore Company. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Title
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series Q, 1898 - 1909, 1898 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/Q
Extent
5 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 Q, 1898 - 1909, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, The Biltmore Company, Museum Services Department, Archives Division, Asheville, North Carolina
Copyright Notice
The Biltmore Company retains copyright of these materials.

Scope and Content Note

Series Q contains correspondence from Queen & Co. Incorporated, Manufacturers of Scientific Instruments. The correspondence ranges from 1897 to 1909. This Philadelphia, PA. company repaired a compass for Dr. Schenck. Dr. Schenck wrote to them saying the cost of the repair was too expensive.

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.

Collection Arrangement

The documents have been arranged alphabetically by correspondents' name, and then, chronologically by date. The majority of letters in Series Q are in descriptive folders with similar miscellaneous records.

Online Catalog Terms

Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Subjects
Compasses (Mathematical instruments)
Forests and forestry--History--United States
Materials
business letters
copies
notes

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 L | Series M | Series N | Series O | Series P | Series R | Series S | Series T | Series U | Series V | Series W | Series XYZ | Series Additional Materials

Container List

Box.Folder 29.0041

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1898, 1903 (2 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
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 29.0042

Job Applicants, 1899, 1909 (3 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence from persons wishing to be employed as stenographers by Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 29.0043

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1902, non-dated (2 sheets)

This folder contains a note and a price list from a quilt company in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
Virginia-Lynchburg
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 29.0044

Inquiries Regarding Passes, March 14, 1908 (2 sheets)

This folder contains a letter requesting permission to fish on Davidson River.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 29.0045

Queen & Co. Incorporated. Manufacturers of Scientific Instruments, 1897 - 1909 (7 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence from Queen & Co. Incorporated. Manufacturers of Scientific Instruments. Philadelphia, PA. They repaired a compass for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Queen & Co. Incorporated
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Subjects
Compasses (Mathematical instruments)
Materials
business letters
copies