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


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series R of The Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records contains business and personal correspondence dated 1895 to 1909, predominately incoming correspondence collected and preserved by George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office. Copies of outgoing correspondence, presumably letters written by Biltmore Estate Forest Manager, Dr. Carl Alwin Schenck are included. Series R contains letters to Dr. Schenck from Biltmore Forest School graduate Norman M. Ross of Ottawa, Canada. Ross worked with the Canadian Department of the Interior. He was involved in a tree planting scheme as well as the formation of a forest academy and a sanatorium. Letters to Dr. Schenck from Filberth Roth, one of the first Professors of Forestry at the University of Michigan, are also included. Series R contains information from J. T. Rothrock, M.D., Commissioner of Forestry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There is correspondence from The American League of Civic Improvement and the National League of Improvement Associations. Finally, Series R contains a good summary of schools in Western North Carolina during 1905 - 1909, provided by the correspondence of Teacher, Mary R. Rankin. Series R also 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 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 R, 1895 - 1909, 1896 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/R
Extent
96 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 R, 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 R documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world. Included are letters from Norman M. Ross to Dr. Schenck, ranging in date from 1899 to 1904. Ross earned a Bachelor of Forestry Degree from Biltmore Forest School. He went to work with the Canadian Department of the Interior before his degree was conferred, taking part in a major seed distribution and tree planting project involving Canadian settlers and farmers. Ross also helped to establish Nurseries in Canada.

Series R includes correspondence from Filbert Roth. Mr. Roth was one of the first Professors of Forestry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He exchanged literature and opinions with Dr. Schenck. Series R also includes letters from J. T. Rothrock, M.D., Commissioner of Forestry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. He wrote to Dr. Schenck from Harrisburg, PA. They also exchanged literature and discussed scientific forestry.

History of The American League of Civic Improvement and The National League of Improvement Associations are included in this Series through the correspondence of their Secretary, E. G. Routzahn. Included are responses to materials sent by Dr. Schenck and fliers for courses in Civic Studies.

Finally, Series R contains information on the educational history of Western North Carolina. Dr. Schenck corresponded with Teacher, Mary R. Rankin from 1905 to 1909. She taught at Davidson River, N.C. and Pisgah Forest, N.C. Included in her folder are lists of local schools, their locations, the lenghts of their terms, and names of teachers. Series R also includes letters exchanged in 1906 through 1909 between Dr. Schenck and A. C. Reynolds, Superintendent of Buncombe County Schools.

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
Rafter, Geo. W. (George W.), b. 1851.
Reed, Samuel H.
Reynolds, A. C.
Ronci, Mrs.
Ross, Norman M.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Farms
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
District of Columbia
Michigan-Washtenaw-Ann Arbor
New York-New York
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Pennsylvania-Dauphin-Harrisburg
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--Alumni and alumnae
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forestry schools and education--Michigan--History
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--Pisgah National Forest--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
business letters
copies
fliers (printed matter)
notes
personal correspondence
postcards
purchase orders
reports
telegrams

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Container List

Box.Folder 30.0001

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1898 - 1901 (20 sheets)

October 19, 1901- James A. Russell of Boston writes a bit about Professor Fernow in New York and the beginnings of forest conservation in Massachusetts.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Massachusetts--History
Materials
business letters
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 30.0002

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1902 - 1906 (34 sheets)

August 11, 1903- A 1st class Ranger from Department of the Interior, General Land Office wishes to attend Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 30.0003

Job Applicants, 1902 - 1903 (11 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence from persons seeking employment from Dr. Schenck for themselves or others.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0004

Job Applicants, 1904 - 1909 (12 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence from persons seeking employment from Dr. Schenck for themselves or others.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
memorandums

Box.Folder 30.0005

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1897 - 1902 (18 sheets)

July 7, 1899 and October 22, 1900- Henry Romeike advertises his service of "Romeiking," or cutting clippings on certain topics from journals and mailing them to clients.

November 22, 1902- Dr. Schenck ordered two red cedar boxes.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Romeike, Henry
Subjects
Clipping bureaus
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
order forms
postcards

Box.Folder 30.0006

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1903 - 1906 (29 sheets)

March 1903- Price lists and fabric swatches from Rowan Mattress Works in Salisbury, N.C.

May 21, 1903- Romer Axe Company sent samples of their product to Biltmore Forest School.

December 7, 1904- Dr. Schenck ordered an 8'' Rider Ericsson Engine and Engine Oil.

Clipping of an advertisement for "Rat Bis-Kit," rat poison.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Engines
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
copies
postcards
price lists
purchase orders
receipts
swatches

Box.Folder 30.0007

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1907 - 1909 (13 sheets)

Torn tag from Reeves and Co. of Columbus, Indiana.

A clipping of advertisements for beauty products. The text on the back mentions "Vogue" publication.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
copies
price lists

Box.Folder 30.0008

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1900 - 1909 (20 sheets)

January 3 and 18, 1900- Letters about Tract 102, Miss Kate Allen's land at Rich Gap.

September 15 and October 1, 1902- Mrs. Mattie A. Rickman offers to sell her land near the forks of Mills River near "Sycamore Church."

May 23, 1902- Correspondence about Tract 125.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 30.0009

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1896 - 1907 (11 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence about sales of lumber and firewood.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
lists
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 30.0010

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1908 (36 sheets)

This folder features correspondence between Dr. Schenck and various lumber companies.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 30.0011

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber, 1896 - 1907 (10 sheets)

This folder includes correspondence from people and companies wishing to sell lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0012

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1899 - 1907 (13 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence relating to C. A. Schenck & Co. October 31, 1900- Somebody heard Dr. Schenck will survey lands as a Government representative.

August 1, 1901- W. M. Rowland of Augusta, GA is planning for Gifford Pinchot and Geo. B. Sudworth to survey his South Carolina land. He also wants to visit Biltmore.

Inquiries of C.A. Schenck & Co. on surveying for Richardson Cypress Lumber & Shingle Co.'s land on the Little Pee Dee River.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Sudworth, Geo. B.
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Geographical Terms
South Carolia-Little Pee Dee
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0013

People and Companies Selling School Supplies and Advertisements to Biltmore Forest School, 1899, 1902 (3 sheets)

This folder contains a letter and a postcard from two companies wishing to sell to Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
postcards
visiting cards

Box.Folder 30.0014

People Selling Animals, 1897 - 1907 (11 sheets)

This folder includes correspondence from the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries in Washington D.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Fisheries
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 30.0015

Correspondence Concerning Rental Property, 1903, 1905 (3 sheets)

This folder contains one letter about rental property and one letter about leasing hunting and fishing privileges on George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0016

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1895 - 1908 (19 sheets)

November 26, 1895- J. T. [Rorthock?] of West Chester, PA writes of the changes he has seen in forestry over the years.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0017

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1903 - 1906 (3 sheets)

This folder contains information from organizations and government departments sending literature to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 30.0018

Inquiries Regarding Passes, 1901 - 1907 (10 sheets)

June 23, 1907- Letter to Dr. Schenck from Frank E. Robinson and June 20, 1907 copy of a letter to the Editor of "The Outing Magazine" from Robinson. Robinson writes of an extended walking tour he wishes to make of Georgia and North Carolina mountains. He would pack lightly and risk the threat of being mistaken for a revenue officer by the natives. He would take a small camera and his dog. Robinson asks Dr. Schenck for a pass upon Biltmore Estate. He asks "The Outing Magazine" if they would publish information about the tour.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
United States-Georgia
United States-North Carolina
Subjects
Appalachian Region, Southern
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 30.0019

Correspondence from Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1901 - 1907 (18 sheets)

Requests to Dr. Schenck to collect on debts of his employees.

July 21, 1903- Biltmore Estate employees were collecting money to buy a going-away present for M. F. Brandley and his wife.

January 1904- Renewing bond of E. H. Jenn[e]y.

February 1, 1904- List of employees and the amounts due for their vaccinations.

September 12, 1902- Letter to Dr. Schenck from C. S. Ray, who appears to have resigned from his job as Schenck's payroll clerk.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brandley, F.
Jenney, Edward H.
Ray, C. S.
Subjects
Vaccination
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 30.0020

Correspondence from Biltmore Forest School Including Information about Specific Students, 1900, 1903, 1906 (4 sheets)

August 4, 1900- Letter, probably from the father of Franklin W. Reed. July 13, 1903- Dr. Schenck requests cones from leading western pine species through Smith Riley, who he hears from Alfred Gaskill, will leave for Colorado. Schenck mentions "our Biltmore Forest Arboretum."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Gaskill, Alfred
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 30.0021

Correspondence Relating to Community Issues, 1896 - 1906 (7 sheets)

June 1898- Dr. Schenck was elected a member of the Board of Trade of Asheville and was appointed Chairman of the committee on Forestry and Tree-planting.

January 25, 1904- Lindley Training School requests a subscription from Dr. Schenck. They mention he contributed to the "Lindley House" in the past.

June 20, 1906- Somebody wants to buy the Upper Bent Creek, old schoolhouse. They would dismantle it and use the wood.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Asheville Board of Trade
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Buncombe-Bent Creek
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 30.0022

Groups and Organizations, December 7, 1901 (2 sheets)

This folder includes a blank Application for Membership to the Asheville Board of Trade, dated 1901.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Asheville Board of Trade
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
application forms
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0023

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1897 - 1903 (17 sheets)

August 10, 1897- The North Carolina State Museum wishes to place in the Museum, timber cut at George Vanderbilt's saw mill. The timber specimens of which they know, were cut in 1892 or 1893 and were intended for the North Carolina Exhibit at the World's Fair.

September 22, 1897- Directions on sending the four foot board specimens cut at Biltmore saw mill to the North Carolina State Museum.

May 12, 1899- Letter to Dr. Schenck about ice crystals or "ice flower" in the soil.

February 2, 1900- Dr. Schenck apparently offered to advocate the cultivation of forests as a business and as protection for game and fish, by writing for "Recreation."

May 1, 1901- Letter to Dr. Schenck about raising the surface of an island just opposite the city of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. A. W. Pettibone, who purchased the island, wanted to donate the island to LaCrosee for use as a public park.

Correspondence from Wytheville, VA about a silver poplar tree.

January 1903- The proprietor of West Texas Pecan Nurseries wrote to inquire if George Vanderbilt had experimented with pecan.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
North Carolina. State Museum
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
Virginia-Wythe-Wytheville
Subjects
Ice crystals
Islands--Wisconsin
Pecan
Populus alba
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0024

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1906 - 1909 (12 sheets)

October 10, 1906- Letter to Dr. Schenck from C. Gilbert Rogers in Calcutta. Rogers was recently married. Rogers recommends Schenck visit the Humme-Bennell Lumber Companies' works in Nevada.

December 15 and 16, 1908- Copies of letters, probably from Dr. Schenck, to the Editors of "Raleigh Evening News" and "Raleigh Times." The writer states why he feels owners of hardwood lands should work against the "threatened abolishment of the tariff on woodgoods."

March 2, 1909- Frank Wm. Rane, State Forester of Massachusetts, wrote about Biltmore Forest School's tenth year anniversary in his annual report.

February 23, 1909- Copy of a letter from Dr. Schenck to Rane. Schenck says the municipalities of Massachusetts seem to be very interested in forestry.

April 8, 1909- Calvin W. Rice, Secretary to The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, writes Waddell to express sympathy in the "severe fire" at Biltmore.

April 13, 1909- Response to Calvin Rice. Schenck writes that twelve thousand acres were burnt. He writes that forest fires are not very dangerous to old trees, but are bad for young trees and for the water supply.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rane, F. Wm. (Frank William), 1868-1933.
Rogers, C. Gilbert
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Waddell & Cox
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
United States-Massachusetts
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forest fires
Forests and forestry--Massachusetts--History
Tariff on wood products
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 30.0025

Miscellaneous, 1898 - 1908 (25 sheets)

This folder contains a variety of miscellaneous correspondence including letters written in German.

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Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence
postcards
telegrams
visiting cards

Box.Folder 30.0026

W. Scott Radeker, Attorney, 1908, 1909 (8 sheets)

Correspondence to and from W. Scott Radeker, Attorney. Asheville, N.C. March 30, 1909- Dr. Schenck leased the Wicker cabin on Busbee Mountain to Radeker, A. A. Featherston Jr. and B. F. Hall. Dr. Schenck mentions he wishes to "lease all of the land of George W. Vanderbilt situated outside the estate fence, between Biltmore Village, the top of Busbee and Frady Mountain." If this happens, Radeker's lease will come to an end.

April 9, 1909- Dr. Hall had problems getting to the cabin. He mentions local roads, the fenced in property of Mr. Stevens and an African-American church. Stevens has closed his road.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Featherston, A. A.
Hall, B. F.
Radeker, W. Scott
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Busbee Mountain
Subjects
Hunting leases
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 30.0027

Geo. W. Rafter, 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. W. Rafter of Rochester, N.Y. He exchanged literature with Dr. Schenck. August 29 and September 10, 1904- Rafter questions Dr. Schenck's calculations in his "Rate of Revenue" chapter in the Forest Policy lecture.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rafter, Geo. W. (George W.), b. 1851.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
New York-Monroe-Rochester
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0028

B. J. [Ramaryz?], 1901 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from B. J. [Ramaryz?] of Sewanee, TN. October 21, 1901- Asks Dr. Schenck to speak at the Tennessee Forest Association's convention.

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

Box.Folder 30.0029

A. Ramseur, Superintendent, Southern Railway Company, Asheville Division, 1906, 1907 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from A. Ramseur, Superintendent, Southern Railway Company, Asheville Division. Asheville, N.C. Letters about the possible construction of a side track at Dr. Schenck's wood shop in Biltmore. June 23, 1906- Reference to the construction of an industrial track at Candler, N.C.

October 28, 1907- Biltmore Estate has contracted to pay for cross ties and switch ties for the side track.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ramseur, A.
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Railroad sidings
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0030

H. M. Ramseur, 1896 - 1897 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from H. M. Ramseur of Hendersonville, N.C. He worked as a surveyor for Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ramseur, H. M.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Subjects
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters
calculations

Box.Folder 30.0031

Matt G. Ramsey, 1899 - 1901 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Matt G. Ramsey. Ramsey, S.C. He appears to have been an elderly man. He sold pine cones and cypress balls to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ramsey, Matt G.
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 30.0032

W. F. Randolph, Secretary, The Asheville Board of Trade and Secretary, Asheville Horse Show Association, 1897, 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from W. F. Randolph, Secretary, The Asheville Board of Trade and Secretary, Asheville Horse Show Association. Asheville, N.C. 1897 and 1898- Writing as Treasurer of the "Asheville Daily Citizen." Reserved parking spaces for Dr. Schenck at horse shows.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Randolph, W. F.
Corporate Names
Asheville Board of Trade
Publications
The Asheville Daily Citizen (Citizen Company)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
form letters

Box.Folder 30.0033

A. Rankin, Merchandise Broker and Manufacturers' Agent, 1900, 1903 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from A. Rankin, Merchandise Broker and Manufacturers' Agent of Asheville, N.C., about buying firewood and selling oak.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rankin, A.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0034

C. T. Rankin, 1904, 1905 (32 sheets)

Correspondence from C. T. Rankin, Ranger at Davidson River, N.C. Included is correspondence about various Biltmore Estate Forestry Department employees, wood tallies and Forestry Department supplies.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rankin, C. T.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Forest management
Forest rangers
Materials
business letters
lists
notes
reports

Box.Folder 30.0035

Mary R. Rankin, Teacher, 1905 - 1909 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from Mary R. Rankin, Teacher. Davidson's River, N.C. and Pisgah Forest, N.C. June 10, 1905- Rankin writes that only three of her students can read, but the class is eager to learn.

Grouping of attendance lists.

Morris Children not attending school.

July 14, 1905- Rankin invites Dr. and Mrs. Schenck to a student and parent picnic to celebrate the end of the school year.

April 29, 1907- Rankin says Oliver Orr taught at Shoal Creek. She does not know who will teach at English Chapel. Attached are two copies of lists of information on local schools. They include the following information: County, Informant, Name of School, Term Begins, Term Comprises [months], and Teacher's Name in 1906.

May 6, 1907- Rankin writes from Pisgah Forest, N.C. Thanks Dr. Schenck for his interest in the school.

May 31, 1902- Rankin wants to know if the school will continue to be supported by a "dog tax." Includes summary of families sending children.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rankin, Mary
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
English Chapel
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Rural schools
School supervision, Rural
Teachers
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 30.0036

J. A. Rasbury, Business Manager, The Southern Industrial Publishing Co. Incorporated, 1901 - 1903 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from J. A. Rasbury, Business Manager, The Southern Industrial Publishing Co. Incorporated. Atlanta, GA. July 29, 1901- Asks Dr. Schenck to write an article about the proposed Appalachian National Reserve for publication in "Dixie." Attached is a clipping, "The Appalachian Reserve, The Secretary of Agriculture Recommends Its Creation."

August 19, 1901- Thanks Dr. Schenck for the Appalachian Park article.

Possibility of advertising Biltmore Forest School in "Dixie."

November 16, 1901- Wish for an illustrated article on the advancements and plans for Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rasbury, J. A.
Corporate Names
Appalachian National Park Association
Publications
Dixie
Geographical Terms
Georgia-Fulton-Atlanta
Subjects
Appalachian Region
Materials
business letters
clippings
photocopies

Box.Folder 30.0037

S. P. Ravenel, 1904, 1909 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from S. P. Ravenel, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Asheville, N.C. and Raleigh, N.C. February 9, 1909- Letter from S. P. Ravenel. Ravenel says he read the bill that Dr. Schenck proposed but does not believe the legislature would support it. The State of North Carolina does not favor Federal intervention in State matters. Ravenel attached a copy of "An Act To Promote The Proper Management Of Forest Lands In North Carolina." He says it is being voted on in the Senate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ravenel, S. P.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
Subjects
Forestry law and legislation
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--History
Materials
bills (legislative records)
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 30.0038

H. Taft Read, 1908, non-dated (6 sheets)

Correspondence from H. Taft Read. No date- Taft asks about the value of a technical forestry education and chances of finding employment as an educated forest manager.

May 5, 1908- Read plans to travel to Pisgah Forest and begin a survey at Mills River, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Read, H. Taft
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Subjects
Forestry schools and education
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0039

Edward L. Reed, 1900 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Edward L. Reed. Anoka, Minnesota. September 20, 1900- He invited Dr. Schenck to stay at his home while in the area to speak to a group of women. October 27, 1900- Personal letter expressing the ideas of letting nature run its course, the need for private individuals to support forestry and the need to work for humanity.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Reed, Edward L.
Geographical Terms
Minnesota-Anoka-Anoka
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 30.0040

F. J. Reed, Postmaster, Biltmore Post Office, 1906 - 1908 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from F. J. Reed. Postmaster. Biltmore Post Office. Biltmore, N.C. Miscellaneous correspondence on postal matters.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Reed, F. J.
Materials
business letters
invoices
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 30.0041

Franklin W. Reed, 1899 - 1907 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from Franklin W. Reed. October 3, 1900- Reed writes on what he saw of forestry in Russia and Sweden.

March 22, 1901- Writing from Foresters, N.Y., where he may be working for Fernow. Writes that Griswold has been doing well, but may resign.

March 29, 1901- Reed wishes to accept a position at Biltmore but he must stay and do Griswold's work after Griswold was called home.

November 5, 1901- Note to Mrs. Ketchum telling Harley James' and Charlie Case's hours.

October 20, 1902- Reed did summer [Government?] work at Grandfather Mountain and will soon start work in Texas.

February 28, 1904- Reed spent the winter in Alabama making a working-plan for the longleaf pine holdings of the [Kaul?] Lumber Co. Reed says forestry efforts there are opposed by the absence of stock-laws and by forest fires.

No date- Accepts position on Advisory Board of Biltmore Forest School. He agrees students should be awarded degrees based on practical qualifications and that students should be prohibited from drinking in open bars.

September 2, 1904- References to new courses beginning at Biltmore Forest School and the proposed alumni building.

September 7, 1904- Reed writes of attendance policies for lectures at Harvard University. He thinks Biltmore Forest School should be that strict.

May 17, 1906- Reed knows only two cases where practical lumbermen attempted to carry out working plans prepared by the U.S.D.A., Forest Service.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Griswold, George
Ketchum, E. G.
Reed, Franklin W.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Asia-Russia
Europe-Sweden
North Carolina-Grandfather Mountain
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forestry consultants
Forests and forestry--History
Materials
business letters
calculations
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 30.0042

G. W. Reed, Postmaster. Biltmore Post Office, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from G. W. Reed, Postmaster. Biltmore Post Office. Biltmore, N.C. May 24, 1904- Information on Rural Free Delivery Route #3 that runs from Reed's office to the Hatch settlement.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Reed, George W., Dr.
Subjects
Rural free delivery
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0043

Reed & Van Winkle, Attorneys at Law, 1902 - 1903 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Reed & Van Winkle, Attorneys at Law. Asheville, N.C. Miscellaneous correspondence concerning tracts 435, 439 and 118, and other miscellaneous correspondence.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Reed & Van Winkle, Attorneys at Law
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0044

Samuel H. Reed, 1899 - 1904 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from Samuel H. Reed. Asheville, N.C. August 7, 1899- List of witnesses wanted for Mary A. Duckett vs. G. W. Vanderbilt.

August 12, 1899- Out of court compromise reached in Mary A. Duckett vs. G. W. Vanderbilt.

References to the case of Thomas H. Hastings against George Vanderbilt and Dr. Schenck.

January 6, 1901- Melvin Pressley tried for larceny of timber on Biltmore Estate.

April 17, 1901- Reed's summary of upcoming cases.

May 9, 1901- Reed working on the Carl V. Reynolds option.

July 3, 1901- Reed sent completed abstract to Lot 230 of Biltmore Estate, also know as one of the "Samuel Lance options."

Clipping from "Asheville Daily Gazette," November 6, 1901- "The Criminal Court Solicitor Gudger Gives Information to Witnesses and Defendants."

November 19, 1901- Reed will investigate a series of titles and will report to McNamee.

December 20, 1901- Reed sends Dr. Schenck a deed from Richard Ledbetter and Julia A. Ledbetter.

January 14, 1902- References to Zebulon A. Shipman's and Robert E. Shipman's deeds.

February 2, 1904- Reed tells the best way to free Henry Harris from jail.

February 5, 1904- On Dr. Schenck's request, Reed drew a petition for Henry Harris' pardon.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Duckett, Mary A.
Harris, Henry
Hastings, Thos. H.
Lance, Sam
Ledbetter, Julia
Pressley, Melvin
Reed, Samuel H.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Publications
The Asheville Daily Gazette
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
clippings
photocopies

Box.Folder 30.0045

Hans Rees' Sons, Tanners of Oak Belting Butts, 1901 - 1902 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from Hans Rees' Sons, Tanners of Oak Belting Butts. Asheville, N.C. They purchased cordwood, stumpage and bark from Dr. Schenck. Correspondence on "'Bent Creek' bark" and on peeling bark.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hans Rees' Sons
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0046

Hans Rees' Sons, Tanners of Oak Belting Butts, 1903 - 1904 (31 sheets)

Correspondence from Hans Rees' Sons, Tanners of Oak Belting Butts. Asheville, N.C. and New York, N.Y. They purchased cordwood, stumpage and bark from Dr. Schenck. This folder contains correspondence on peeling bark.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hans Rees' Sons
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Bark peeling
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0047

Hans Rees' Sons, Tanners of Oak Belting Butts, 1905 - 1907 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from Hans Rees' Sons, Tanners of Oak Belting Butts. Asheville, N.C. They purchased cordwood, stumpage and bark from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hans Rees' Sons
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 30.0048

Hans Rees' Sons, Tanners of Oak Belting Butts, 1908 - 1909 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Hans Rees' Sons, Tanners of Oak Belting Butts. Asheville, N.C. They purchased cordwood, stumpage and bark from Dr. Schenck. March 1908- Correspondence relating to the upkeep of the meadow road.

May 23, 1908- Arthur F. Rees sent a "New York Times" clipping, not included, about the destruction of chestnut trees from canker.

May 29, 1908- Rees happy to hear that the chestnut tree disease has not yet appeared in the South.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Hans Rees' Sons
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Chestnut blight
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 31.0001

B. T. Reeves & Company, General Merchandise, 1906 - 1908 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from B. T. Reeves & Company, General Merchandise. Biltmore, N.C. They sent letters to D. Marshall and Dr. Schenck about money due to them by Biltmore Estate Forestry Department employees.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
B. T. Reeves & Company, General Merchandise
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0002

Ulysses Reeves, 1903 - July 1905 (29 sheets)

Correspondence from Ulysses Reeves. Davidson's River, N.C. Reeves was a bookkeeper for the teamsters. May 23, 1905- Reeves says wood roads are too bad for hauling.

May 25, 1905- Reeves very sad upon the death of one of their best mules.

July 14, 1905- Location of teamsters on the night of July 9, 1905.

July 20, 1905- Another mule died.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Reeves, Ulysses
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Draft animals
Materials
business letters
lists
notes
reports

Box.Folder 31.0003

Ulysses Reeves, August 1905 - February 1906 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from Ulysses Reeves. Davidson's River, N.C. Reeves was a bookkeeper for the teamsters. This folder contains information on bookkeeping and information on the selling and purchasing of goods and animals.

September 7, 1905- A teamster who hurt his leg asked pay for some of the time he was not able to work.

October 4, 1905- Reeves wants a pay raise.

October 14, 1905- Injury to Albert Scruggs.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Reeves, Ulysses
Scruggs, Albert
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Draft animals
Industrial accidents
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 31.0004

Remington Typewriter Company, 1909 (7 sheets)

Correspondence to and from Remington Typewriter Company. Questions about repair of Remington Typewriters.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Remington Standard Typewriter
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 31.0005

A. C. Reynolds, Superintendent, Buncombe County Schools, 1906 - 1909 (10 sheets)

Correspondence to and from A. C. Reynolds, Superintendent, Buncombe County Schools. Asheville, N.C. Biltmore Estate offered a $120 award to the school fund in Upper Hominy and Avery's Creek townships if there were no forest fires or trespasses on George Vanderbilt's lands there for about a year. Later, fires were set and Dr. Schenck regretted not being able to contribute the money to education. Reynolds regretted the poor character of the fire starters.

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

Box.Folder 31.0006

J. S. Rhodes, Sheriff, Hendersonville, N.C., 1898 - 1907 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from J. S. Rhodes, Sheriff. Hendersonville, N.C. June 6, 1898- Letter on [Tract] 105, Rhodes' land that he offered to sell. Offers to sell other lands.

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

Box.Folder 31.0007

S. G. Rhodes, 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from S. G. Rhodes, writing from Bank of Hendersonville. Hendersonville, N.C. He considered buying George Vanderbilt's Reed Farm.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rhodes, S. G.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 31.0008

Verne Rhoades, 1905 - 1907 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Verne Rhoades. Butler, Alabama. He was a former Biltmore Forest School student who went to work in Alabama. Dr. Schenck offered him a position on Biltmore Estate but he decided to move to Oregon or Washington.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rhoades, Verne
Geographical Terms
Alabama-Choctaw-Butler
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 31.0009

Lilian [McKeen?] Rice, 1905 - 1907 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Lilian [McKeen?] Rice of Washington D.C. She considered sending her son to Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rice, Lilian [McKeen?]
Rice, Malcolm
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0010

J. R. Rich & Son. Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water Heating, Gas Fitting, Etc., 1903 - 1905 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from J. R. Rich & Son. Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water Heating, Gas Fitting, Etc. Asheville, N.C. August 27, 1903- Want to know if parts of Buck Spring Lodge are ready for putting in pipes, setting Rams and making connections. May 6, 1905- Quotes for work to be done at Buck Spring Lodge.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. R. Rich & Son
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
estimates

Box.Folder 31.0011

Wes Rich, 1896 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Wes Rich at Asheville Wood-Working CO. Asheville, N.C. March 25, 1896- Herbert Miller did more work at the French Broad Mill than Rich had believed.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rich, W. G.
Corporate Names
Asheville Woodworking Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0012

Jeff Richardson, 1906 - 1909 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Jeff Richardson. Lebanon, Indiana. He wrote to Dr. Schenck about entering Biltmore Forest School and asked for advice on surveying wood lands. Contains an April 12, 1909 letter of recommendation for Richardson, stating that he worked for several months for Biltmore Estate as a general wood superintendent. Dr. Schenck thought he was inexperienced.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Richardson, Jeff
Geographical Terms
Indiana-Boone-Lebanon
Materials
business letters
copies
letters of recommendation
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 31.0013

John L. Richardson, 1898 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from John L. Richardson. Waynesville, N.C. He leased a mica mine on George Vanderbilt's property in Transylvania County, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Richardson, John L.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Waynesville
North Carolina-Transylvania
Subjects
Mica industry
Materials
business letters
calculations

Box.Folder 31.0014

J. P. Rickman, President, Bank of Hendersonville, 1898 - 1903 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from J. P. Rickman, President, Bank of Hendersonville. Hendersonville, N.C. He corresponded with Dr. Schenck about selling his family's land in Mills River, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rickman, J. P.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0015

M. Y. Rickman, 1899 - 1900 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from M. Y. Rickman of Arden, N.C. He sold white pine plants to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rickman, M. Y.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0016

Thos J. Rickman, 1901 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Thos J. Rickman. Asheville, N.C. He corresponded with Charles McNamee and Dr. Schenck about the possibility of selling the John Rickman Farm on the North Fork of Mills River, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rickman, Thos. J.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0017

W. B. Riddell, 1901 - 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from W. B. Riddell, General Superintendent of [Tanneries] at Chattanooga, TN. He corresponded with Dr. Schenck about the possible purchase of bark and stumpage.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Riddell, W. B.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Hamilton-Chattanooga
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0018

Rife's Hydraulic Engine M'f'g Co., 1902 - 1907 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Rife's Hydraulic Engine M'f'g Co. New York, N.Y. They sold an Engine and Engine equipment to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Rife's Hydraulic Engine M'f'g Co.
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
contract awards
copies

Box.Folder 31.0019

D. M. Riordan, 1898 - 1900 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from D. M. Riordan. Atlanta, GA. and other locations. January 27, 1898- He sent Dr. Schenck's paper on City Forestry to the Constitution. ["Atlanta Constitution?"]. Mayor Collier had the paper. Riordan comments on Pinchot and Fernow. He considers taking a course at Biltmore Forest School.

January 12, 1898- Riordan will give one of Dr. Schenck's articles to Mayor Collier. Fernow wrote to Riordan that he wishes to give up the Forest Division and move to Hawaii.

February 23, 1898- Comments on Dr. Schenck's latest manuscript.

March 14, 1898- Copy of a letter Riordan wrote to Fernow.

March 15, 1898- Copy of a letter Riordan wrote to Aldace F. Walker about Native American affairs.

March 25, 1898- Riordan postponing his lecture tour of the cities of the "great Southwest" due to lack of interest.

August 25, 1898- One of Riordan's big lumber mills burnt. He saw Pinchot and Fernow while traveling.

December 27, 1898- Riordan in Mexico with his ill daughter.

August 18, 1900- Riordan appears to be writing about reforestation in Mexico by J. L. Phillips, owner of the Inquarán Company mining operation.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Phillips, J. L.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Riordan, D. M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
United States. Division of Forestry
Geographical Terms
Georgia-Fulton-Atlanta
North and Central America-Mexico
Subjects
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Native Americans
Reforestation
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 31.0020

R. S. Roach, 1902 - 1905 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from R. S. Roach. Biltmore, N.C. Accounting matters, letters of recommendation, requests for permits and a letter relating to the deed Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt executed to J. M. Lance.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lance, J. M.
Roach, R. S.
Vanderbilt, Edith
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation
memorandums

Box.Folder 31.0021

Harry M. Roberts, 1898, non-dated (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Harry M. Roberts. Fletcher, N.C. March 11, 1898- Roberts was County Commissioner of Fletcher, N.C. Sending complaints about the bridge on Mills River at Stuart's Saw Mill. April 4, 1898- People of Mills River do not like the new fence that Dr. Schenck made.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Roberts, Harry M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Fletcher
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 31.0022

Alfred M. Robertson, 1896 - 1898, non-dated (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Alfred M. Robertson of Arden, N.C. He worked for Dr. Schenck on the Fish Pond Road.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Robertson, Alfred M.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0023

Douglas Rodman, 1901 - 1904 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Douglas Rodman. Kentucky and Washington D.C. November 15, 1901- Rodman considering a Biltmore Forest School course at the advice of O. W. Price.

November 21, 1903- Rodman had to leave Biltmore in a hurry, apparently to do Government forest work.

March 19, 1904- Rodman was at Biltmore from July 13, 1902 to July 1, 1903.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Price, Overton W.
Rodman, Douglas
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
United States-Kentucky
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0024

Mrs. Wm B. Rodman, 1902, 1904, non-dated (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Mrs. Wm B. Rodman. She was the mother of Douglas Rodman, a Biltmore Forest School student. She wrote to Dr. Schenck about her son and she recommended a Secretary to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rodman, Douglas
Rodman, Wm B.
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 31.0025

H. Taylor Rogers, Bookseller and Stationer, 1897 - 1907 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from H. Taylor Rogers, Bookseller and Stationer. Asheville, N.C. He quoted prices on books and supplies for Dr. Schenck. August 18, 1906- Mix-up with the order of cards he sent to an engraver for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rogers, H. Taylor
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Paper products industry
Materials
business letters
invoices
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0026

J. E. Rogers, 1906 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from J. E. Rogers. Candler, N.C. and other places. He contracted with Dr. Schenck to buy timber in places including Stoney Fork Creek and Chestnut Creek.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rogers, J. E.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Candler
North Carolina-Buncombe-Stony Creek
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0027

Joanna Ronci, 1900 - 1904 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Joanna Ronci. New York, N.Y. and Biltmore, N.C. Mrs. Ronci was a Bookkeeper for Dr. Schenck. Includes information on employees, accounting and the wood supply. September 16, 1902- Mrs. Ronci learns her children may attend Biltmore School tuition free for one year.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ronci, Joanna
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 31.0028

Joanna Ronci, April - June 1905 (30 sheets)

Correspondence from Joanna Ronci. Biltmore, N.C. Mrs. Ronci was a Bookkeeper for Dr. Schenck. Includes correspondence on lumber and firewood, accounting, purchase orders, employees and work reports.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ronci, Joanna
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Materials
business letters
calculations
invoices
lists
reports

Box.Folder 31.0029

Joanna Ronci, July - September 1905 (30 sheets)

Correspondence from Joanna Ronci. Biltmore, N.C. Mrs. Ronci was a Bookkeeper for Dr. Schenck. July 21, 1905- Request for an extra team due to increased wood and lumber business.

Correspondence concerning Mr. A. Wicker.

August 14, 1905- Request for help for Mr. Wicker's injured employee, Joe Hudson.

Accounting and lease information.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hudson, Joe
Ronci, Joanna
Wicker, A.
Subjects
Industrial accidents
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 31.0030

Talbot Root, 1901 - 1902 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Talbot Root. New York, N.Y. He ordered and received Forester Uniforms for Biltmore Estate through Heinrich Miltenberger of Dresden, Germany.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Root, Talbot
Corporate Names
Heinrich Miltenberger
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Forest rangers--Uniforms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0031

J. O. Rose, 1903, non-dated (5 sheets)

Correspondence from J. O. Rose of Davidson's River, N.C. He appears to have worked for and rented from Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rose, J. O.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0032

Joe Rose, 1903 - 1904, non-dated (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Joe Rose of Davidson River, N.C. He did logging and drove cattle for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rose, Joe
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0033

J. P. Rose, 1902 - 1905 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from J. P. Rose of Davidson River, N.C. An April 25, 1905 letter indicates he was a Ranger for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rose, J. P.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Forest rangers
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0034

M. Ross, 1903 - 1904 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from M. Ross at Biltmore Farms. Biltmore, N.C. May 11, 1903- Mr. and Mrs. Sugden of New York are coming to see Biltmore Farms. Request for a pass so they can visit Pisgah.

May 16, 1903- Letter about boars at Biltmore Farms.

Requests for lumber and firewood.

No date- Sleeper has cracked on the bridge on the river road just below the Hay Shed on the French Broad Farm.

June 23, 1904- Letter about shooting regulations on Biltmore Estate.

November 29, 1904- Offer to trade hay for lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ross, M.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Farms
Subjects
Bridges--Maintenance and repair
Shooting
Swine
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 31.0035

M. Ross, 1905 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from M. Ross of Biltmore Farms. Biltmore, N.C. Orders for lumber and firewood.

April 1905- Ross drafted questions for an agriculture examination.

April 17, 1905- Ross writes they are extending the new road on the Garrett Purchase for another mile and need timber for another bridge.

May 19, 1905- The bridge at the main road from the Plateau Farm up to Bent Creek is broken.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ross, M.
Corporate Names
Plateau Farm
Subjects
Bridges--Maintenance and repair
Materials
business letters
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 31.0036

Malcolm Ross, 1905 - 1908 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Malcolm Ross. Biltmore, N.C. and other locations. July 28, 1905- Questions to Dr. Schenck about planting Austrian pine. He wants a survey made of standing timber at Rock Hall Estate in Arden, N.C.

November 23, 1907- List of proposed courses in agriculture.

February 21, 1908- Postcard stating Ross is coming to Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ross, Malcolm
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Subjects
Austrian pine
Forest surveys
Materials
business letters
copies
lists
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0037

Norman M. Ross, 1899 - 1901 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Norman M. Ross in Ottawa, Canada. He attended Biltmore Forest School. March 16, 1901- Dr. Schenck was in Canada. He recommended Ross to Mr. Stewart, who hired Ross as an assistant. Ross will be sent to Manitoba and N.W. Territories. He would like to continue writing Dr. Schenck for advice.

March 30, 1901- Ross tells of his assignments.

Ross working with farmers for seed distribution and tree planting.

April 22, 1901- List of trees planned for use. Ross refers to his time in Biltmore.

October 20, 1901- Settlers quickly taking up Canadian Department of the Interior's tree planting scheme. Ross visiting lands of people who applied for Government help. He describes the trees there. Lumber prices are very high there.

Note: This folder contains, in addition to letters from Norman M. Ross, letters from T. G. Rothwell, Acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Interior, Department of the Interior Canada. He was also based in Ottowa.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ross, Norman M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Canadian Department of the Interior
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Reforestation
Seed distribution
Tree planting
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 31.0038

Norman M. Ross, 1902 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Norman M. Ross in Ottawa, Canada and Indian Head, Assa, Canada. January 9, 1902- Ross comments on Dr. Schenck's remarks on celebrating Christmas at Biltmore House and the problems with the bridges on Bradley Creek. Ross comments on Dr. Schenck's article to influence members of Parliament to appropriate more to the Forestry Branch of the Canadian Department of the Interior. Ross was doing indoor work.

January 28, 1902- Notes on Pinus montana and Pinus Montana pumilla.

September 11, 1902- Dr. Schenck planning to join Mr. Stewart for forestry work "on our North West."

September 15, 1902- Dr. Schenck was not able to go to Canada. Ross comments on growth of Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ross, Norman M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Canadian Department of the Interior
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
Subjects
Bridges--Maintenance and repair
Forestry law and legislation
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Mugo pine
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 31.0039

Norman M. Ross, 1903 - 1904 (11sheets)

Correspondence from Norman M. Ross in Ottawa, Canada and Indian Head, Assa, Canada. October 1, 1903- Dr. Schenck sent his Forest Management lecture notes for Ross's students. Ross says his appropriation has been raised to $40,000 from $15,000 the past year. Distribution and nursery work are growing. That year they had around 2 and 1/2 million of 1 and 2 year seedlings in stock. Details of their various plants.

November 28, 1903- Ross received his Bachelor of Forestry Degree from Dr. Schenck. Ross thanks Dr. Schenck for his advice on Scotch Pine planting and tells of his experiences with the same.

July 22, 1904- Ross writes of changes to Biltmore Forest School. He says he always recommends Biltmore Forest School over universities. Ross writes of the Nursery he is starting [at Indian Head, Assa?] and of plantations and tree plantings there. Free distribution to settlers program produced good results.

August 29, 1904- Ross sent $10 towards an Alumni House at Biltmore Forest School.

October 28, 1904- Ross sent $1 membership fee for [Biltmore Forest School Alumni?] Association.

November 30, 1904- Ross writes of work in Indian Head, Assa.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ross, Norman M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Canadian Department of the Interior
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--Alumni and alumnae
Forestry law and legislation
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Reforestation
Scots pine
Seed distribution
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 31.0040

Filbert Roth, Professor of Forestry. University of Michigan, 1902 - 1904 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Filbert Roth, Professor of Forestry. University of Michigan. Washington D.C. and Ann Arbor, MI. 1902 and non-dated- Roth writes from Washington D.C. to Dr. Schenck about the availability of forest maps and tables.

October 26, 1903- Roth received Dr. Schenck's pamphlets on Forest Management and his "Financial Results in Biltmore." Ross says his is the first attempt there to teach Forest Management to American students. They have about 25 students.

November 4, 1903- Ross gives his opinion, which differs from Dr. Schenck's, on scientific vs. practical forestry training. He compares American and European forestry students.

February 29, 1904- Ross received Dr. Schenck's lectures on Forest Policy and apparently Schenck's "compilation of the forest conditions of the various states."

July 15, 1904- Letter of recommendation from Ross for shy Mr. F. B. H. Brown.

December 28, 1904- Ross received Dr. Schenck's work on Forest Utilization. He says he would like to get more legislative action to form the beginnings of a Michigan State Forest, though there is much opposition.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Roth, Filbert
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
University of Michigan. Dept. of Forestry
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Michigan-Washtenaw-Ann Arbor
Subjects
Forestry schools and education--Michigan--History
Forestry schools and education--United States--History
Forests and forestry--Law and legislation
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation

Box.Folder 31.0041

J. T. Rothrock, M.D., Commissioner of Forestry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, 1897 - 1899 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from J. T. Rothrock, M.D., Commissioner of Forestry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. Harrisburg, PA. March 14, 1898- Rothrock received Dr. Schenck's "Our Commonwealth and the Necessity for Forest Preservation." He says it is a good paper but the ideas are not practical in a political sense. States would not agree to be charged for each acre of burnt land. Rothrock does not think the upper class would agree with a progressive income tax. Rothrock does not agree that the fire warden system is inadequate.

November 9, 1898- Rothrock received Dr. Schenck's Forest Fire notice. There have been no such notices posted in Pennsylvania. Rothrock disagrees with Dr. Schenck's part about Stoolshoots.

September 30, 1899 and October 10, 1899- Rothrock desires to test Carolina popular, Populus monilifera.

December 13, 1899- Rothrock says they are "making rapid strides" towards Pennsylvania State Forestry Reservations.

December 26, 1899- Rothrock received Dr. Schenck's "The Capitalist and Economic Forestry." He encourages Dr. Schenck not to get discouraged at the prospect of forestry in the United States.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rothrock, Joseph T., 1839-1922.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Pennsylvania Department of Forestry
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Dauphin-Harrisburg
Subjects
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forest reserves
Forestry law and legislation--United States
Forests and forestry--Pennsylvania--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0042

J. T. Rothrock, M.D., Commissioner of Forestry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, 1900 - 1905 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from J. T. Rothrock, M.D., Commissioner of Forestry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. Harrisburg, PA. August 13, 1900- Rothrock would like to quote from Dr. Schenck's "Some Business Problems on American Forestry" in the next "Forest Leaves." Rothrock writes about the lack of possibility of a State loan for forestry. It is prohibited in the constitution. Rothrock writes that his main problem is preventing forest fires. He tells of his obstacles to progress.

December 30, 1901- Rothrock planning a forest school.

September 27, 1903- Rothrock received Dr. Schenck's report on Financial Results of Forestry at Biltmore. Rothrock says he has helped to start a successful sanatorium for poor tuberculosis patients. The new forest academy is in operation.

January 19, 1904- Rothrock writing as Director of the South Mountain Camp Sanatorium in Mont Alto, PA. Rothrock received Dr. Schenck's pamphlet on Forest Policy, in which he is mentioned. He writes of Mr. Wirt.

March 16, 1904- Rothrock received Dr. Schenck's pamphlets. He comments on white pine and hemlock in Pennsylvania, regeneration of lumbered woodlands, Mr. Wirt and the pack train formed to carry water for fighting forest fires.

June 17, 1904- Rothrock is retiring due to his health.

April 5, 1905- Rothrock writing from West Chester, PA. He is reading Dr. Schenck's "Forest Utilization," though the sanatorium now takes up all of his work time.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rothrock, Joseph T., 1839-1922.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Wirt, George
Corporate Names
Pennsylvania Department of Forestry
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Dauphin-Harrisburg
Pennsylvania-Franklin-Mont Alto
Subjects
Forestry law and legislation--Pennsylvania
Forestry schools and education--Pennsylvania--History
Forests and forestry--Pennsylvania--History
Reforestation
Sanatoriums
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 31.0043

E. G. Routzahn, Secretary, The American League of Civic Improvement and The National League of Improvement Associations, 1901 - 1905 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from E. G. Routzahn, Secretary, The American League of Civic Improvement and The National League of Improvement Associations. Springfield, Ohio and Chicago, IL. May 7, 1901- Leaflet "The Why and Wherefore," explaining objectives of the National League of Improvement Associations, with headquarters at Springfield, Ohio.

July 2, 1901- Dr. Schenck sent the Associations pamphlets and a letter on business forestry. They would like Dr. Schenck to speak at the League Convention.

Dr. Schenck sending publications.

October 21, 1901- Routzahn writes that for The American League of Civic Improvement only Dr. Schenck and Mrs. J. C. Stanley of East Arcadia represent North Carolina.

November 15, 1901- Would like Biltmore Forest School to join The American League of Civic Improvement.

Flier "Program of the Civic Institute- Conducted July 13 to 18, 1903, by the American League for Civic Improvement." It was to be held with the cooperation of the Chautauqua Institution at Chautauqua, N.Y.

Flier "An Outline of a Course of Study on the Boy, Based on 'The Boy Problem.' Prepared for the American League of Civic Improvement By Its Author William Byron Forbush."

On the backs of the letters are lists of officers of The American League of Civic Improvement, based in Chicago, IL.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Routzahn, E. G.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
National League of Improvement Associations
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Ohio-Clark-Springfield
Subjects
Boys
Civic improvement
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)

Box.Folder 31.0044

Thomas Rowland, Naturalist and Taxidermist, 1898 - 1909 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from Thomas Rowland, Naturalist and Taxidermist. New York, New York. He worked on birds, cat skins and musk rat skins for Dr. Schenck. Some of the birds spoiled while in transit to him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rowland, Thomas
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Taxidermy
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 31.0045

Royal Bag and Manufacturing Company, 1903 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Royal Bag and Manufacturing Company, Charleston, S.C. Dr. Schenck ordered 100 Brewers Grain bags from them.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Royal Bag and Manufacturing Company
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Charleston
Materials
business letters
envelopes
invoices
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 31.0046

John W. Rutherford, 1899 - 1903, non-dated (8 sheets)

Correspondence from John W. Rutherford in Hominy Creek, N.C. He recommend Earnest Paxton and S. C. Eaton as lumber inspectors.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eaton, S. C.
Rutherford, John
Materials
business letters
memorandums
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0047

John W. Rutherford, 1906 - 1909 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from John W. Rutherford in Candler, N.C. He was involved in a timber deal, or deals, with Dr. Schenck.

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