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


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series S 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. This Series also includes administrative records generated by Dr. Schenck. There are letters from Hermann von Schrenk, working In Charge of Investigation of Forest Tree Diseases at the United States Department of Agriculture, Shaw School of Botany. There are forest legislation materials from Charles F. Scott, Chairman of the Sixtieth Congress, Committee on Agriculture for the House of Representatives. Series S includes much information from the Hendersonville, N.C. law firms, Smith & Schenck and Smith and Valentine. There is material from E. Stewart, who worked in Ottawa for the Canadian Department of the Interior, Forestry Branch. Another important correspondent is George B. Sudworth, Secretary of The American Forestry Association. Series S 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 S. Gardner
Date Completed
2003
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 S, 1895 - 1909, 1896 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/S
Extent
Approximately 3 document boxes
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 S, 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 S documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world. Included are letters from C. A. Schenck to his staff at the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Office. This correspondence includes a copy of a letter from Dr. Schenck to Sir Dietrich Brandis, though it largely consists of invoices, purchase orders and instructions to employees.

One notable correspondent represented in Series S is Hermann von Schrenk of St. Louis, Missouri. Schrenk worked In Charge of Investigations of Forest Tree Diseases at the U.S.D.A., Shaw School of Botany. He was also In Charge of the Mississippi Valley Laboratory at the Shaw School of Botany. Schrenk corresponded with Dr. Schenck about the damaged trees in Ducktown, Tennessee.

The Series includes 1908 and 1909 correspondence between Dr. Schenck and Charles F. Scott, Sixtieth Congress, Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives. They exchanged opinions on the Appalachian Park Project. Dr. Schenck also wrote Scott about forest fires, forest taxation, the low prices on stumpage and the drainage basins of the Mississippi River and the Tennessee River.

Series S includes many letters from the Hendersonville, North Carolina law firms, Smith & Schenck and Smith & Valentine. They did work concerning trespasses and illegal hunting on George Vanderbilt's lands. They also advised in George Vanderbilt's Henderson County taxes. The firms included W. A. Smith. Michael Schenck, who was Dr. Carl Schenck's cousin, partnered with Smith from 1906 to 1909.

Canadian forestry interests are represented in this series by Thos. Southworth, Director of the Ontario Department of Crown Lands, Bureau of Colonization and Forestry. There is also much correspondence from E. Stewart, Department of the Interior, Canada, Forestry Branch. Stewart was based out of Ottawa, Canada.

Series S also contains letters to Dr. Schenck from George B. Sudworth, Secretary of the American Forestry Association from 1901 to 1907 and H. M. Suter, Secretary of the American Forestry Association from 1901 to 1906. Suter also edited The American Forestry Association's periodical, "The Forester" and published the periodical "Forestry and Irrigation."

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
Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Scott, Charles F.
Smith, Richard Sharp
Southworth, Thos.
Stewart, E.
Sudworth, Geo. B.
Suter, H. M.
Swope, Dr. [Rev. Rodney Rush Swope]
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
von Schrenk, Hermann
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Biltmore Forest School
Massachusetts Forestry Association
Smith & Schenck, Lawyers
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
United States. Division of Forestry
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
Canada-Ontario-Toronto Metropolitan Area
District of Columbia
Missouri-Saint Louis
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forest mapping
Forest surveys
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Forests and forestry--Massachusetts--History
Forests and forestry--Minnesota--History
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--Biltmore (Asheville, N.C.)
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--United States--Management
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
notes
personal correspondence
postcards
programs
telegrams
trade cards
visiting cards

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Container List

Box.Folder 31.0048

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1896 - 1899 (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. This folder includes speculations on the formation of Biltmore Forest School and letters from students who wrote on the advice of B. E. Fernow and Gifford Pinchot.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Materials
business letters
visiting cards

Box.Folder 31.0049

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1900 - 1901 (30 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. May 25, 1900- Question of where a Forester could find employment in America.

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Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0050

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1902 - 1903 (27 sheets)

This file relates to the Biltmore Forest School, begun by Carl Schenck with the encouragement and support of George Vanderbilt in 1898. The school continued at Biltmore until Schenck's departure in 1909. The file contains letters of inquiry from prospective students and persons seeking general information on Biltmore Forest School. January 14, 1902- A writer from Hawaii is pleased at the idea of "practical work in a great forest" and "the proposed trip to Europe."

May 1903- A 36-year-old man considers taking up forestry.

May 1903- Inquiries if Dr. Schenck would take a 12-year-old boy for summer school.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0051

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1904 - 1905 (34 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. This folder includes letters of recommendation for potential students.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0052

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, January - July 1906 (18 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
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 31.0053

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, August 1906 - 1907 (20 sheets)

This file relates to the Biltmore Forest School, begun by Carl Schenck with the encouragement and support of George Vanderbilt in 1898. The school continued at Biltmore until Schenck's departure in 1909. The file contains letters of inquiry from prospective students and persons seeking general information on Biltmore Forest School. October 13 and 18, 1906- Wm. M. Shakespeare inquires about the possibilities of employment in Forestry.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0001

Job Applicants, 1896 - 1900 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from people seeking employment with Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
memorandums
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 32.0002

Job Applicants, 1901 - 1909 (37 sheets)

July 18, 1907- Entomologist, Franklin Sherman Jr. of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture will not be able to lecture at Biltmore Forest School on forest insects. He suggests Dr. Schenck contact Dr. A. D. Hopkins.

April 15, 1909- Copies of informational handouts on the position of stenographer for the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hopkins, A. D.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence
telegrams

Box.Folder 32.0003

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1897 - 1904 (25 sheets)

This folder includes a Season 1903 - 4 Pricelist of Forest Seeds and Forest Trees from Peter Schott of Rheinpfalz, Germany.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
form letters
postcards
price lists
visiting cards

Box.Folder 32.0004

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1905 - 1909 (33 sheets)

July 6, 1907- Dr. Schenck ordered Bits from Samuel J. Shimer & Sons, Manufactures of The Shimer Cutting Heads.

April 21, 1909- Correspondence between Dr. Schenck, The Standard Extinguisher Co. and Mr. F. B. Knapp of Powder Point School in Duxbury, MA. Includes copies of list "To the Forest Fighters of Duxbury," which outlines the organization of their fire fighting district and the equipment they use. Also includes a flier with testimonials for the Fire Extinguisher made by The Standard Extinguisher Co. of Boston, MA.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
The Standard Extinguisher Co.
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Plymouth-Duxbury
Subjects
Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies
Fire fighters
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
copies
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
testimonials

Box.Folder 32.0005

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1898 - 1909 (36 sheets)

This folder includes correspondence regarding Tracts 268, 355, 111 and 70. January 4, 1909- Copy of a letter stating that [Biltmore Estate?] owns no farms on upper Beaverdam Creek. All they own there are woodlands.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0006

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1896 - 1901 (17 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence relating to orders of both firewood and lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Materials
business letters
lists
notes
postcards
trade cards

Box.Folder 32.0007

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1902 - 1907 (21 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence relating to orders of both firewood and lumber.

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Materials
bids
business letters
invoices
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 32.0008

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, January - August 1908 (39 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence relating to orders of lumber. It contains Dr. Schenck's correspondence with miscellaneous lumber companies.

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Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0009

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, September 1908 - 1909 (4 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence relating to orders of lumber. It contains Dr. Schenck's correspondence with miscellaneous lumber companies.

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Box.Folder 32.0010

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber, 1896 - 1908 (14 sheets)

This folder includes correspondence from people selling, or wishing to sell, lumber to Biltmore Estate.

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Materials
business letters
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 32.0011

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1903 - 1907 (10 sheets)

August 11, 1903- Letter from Edward M. Shepard, an attorney of New York, N.Y. He states how Dr. Schenck conducted a report for the Brooklyn Cooperage Company for $402.58, showing how 30,000 acres could be made profitable by forestry. Shepard's client did not want the land used for profit however, but for "the illustration of forestry methods."

September 1907- Copies of correspondence between Dr. Schenck, W. B. Duckworth and Gernert Bros. Lbr. CO. of Louisville, KY. The Co. inquired about the cost of a timber estimate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Duckworth, William
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Gernet Bros. Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Forest mapping
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters
certificates
copies

Box.Folder 32.0012

People and Companies Selling School Supplies and Advertisements to Biltmore Forest School, 1899 - 1901 (4 sheets)

This folder includes offers to buy adds in "The Forester," "The Southern Lumberman," "ST. Louis Lumberman" and "The Lumberman's Review."

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
The Forester
The Lumberman's Review
The Southern Lumberman
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 32.0013

People Selling Animals, 1896 - 1904 (21 sheets)

This folder contains correspondence including orders for fish, including Brown Trout Eggs and Red Spot Trout Eggs from Maine.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
lists
telegrams

Box.Folder 32.0014

People Selling Animals, 1905 - 1909 (13 sheets)

March 3, 1900- Dr. Schenck writes about the pheasants they have for sale.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Pheasants
Materials
business letters
copies
form letters

Box.Folder 32.0015

Correspondence Concerning Rental Properties Including Persons Boarding Biltmore Forest School Students and Dr. Schenck's Employees, 1897 - 1909 (27 sheets)

This folder includes a lease for a house and garden in the East Horse Cove, between Dr. Schenck and George Salyers, at 50 cents a month. Copy of "Memoranda Regarding Leases," which includes rules for renting farm lands.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Landlord and tenant
Materials
business letters
copies
leases
memorandums

Box.Folder 32.0016

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1897 - 1905 (18 sheets)

October 14, 1897- Request for the "Biltmore Forest" pamphlet that was circulated at the World's Fair.

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Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0017

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1906 - 1908 (22 sheets)

January 29, 1906- Receipt from Yale University Library for "Forest Utilization, Mensuration and Sylviculture."

October 31, 1906- F. L. Stevens, Pathologist at the Agricultural Experiment Station of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, wishes to secure and publish a list of botanical work in N.C.

January 28, 1908- Receipt from Library of the University of Wisconsin for lectures on sylviculture.

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

Box.Folder 32.0018

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1897 - 1907 (8 sheets)

This folder includes information on Dr. Schenck's requests for Government documents. December 4, 1907- Wm. Saunders, Director of the Central Experimental Farm for the Dominion of Canada, Department of Agriculture, was glad that "Farm Weeds of Canada" was received by Dr. Schenck.

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Materials
business letters
form letters
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0019

Inquiries Regarding Passes, 1897 - 1909 (13 sheets)

This folder includes requests from persons wishing to visit or camp at Mount Pisgah and Buck Spring Lodge.

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Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0020

Correspondence from Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1902 - 1909 (29 sheets)

Statement of James B. Stuart's work at the Pink Beds.

Requests for payment.

April 14, 1903 and November 6, 1903- Jesse R. Starnes & Co. Funeral Directors of Asheville, N.C. ask Dr. Schenck to collect on debts of Weldon Hamilton and Walter Hamilton.

April 18, 1908- Anonymous letter stating Frank Taylor stole feed.

June 15, 1908- Anonymous letter stating Mrs. Duncan is overpaid.

April 27, 1909- Letter of recommendation from Dr. Schenck for Jeff C. Richardson, who worked in one of his lumbering camps.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Richardson, Jeff
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
letters of recommendation
lists
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0021

Correspondence from Biltmore Forest School Including Information about Specific Students, 1903 - 1907 (9 sheets)

March 1, no year- P. Schleussner writes he has given up forestry.

June 2, 1905- O. T. Swan of the U.S.D.A. sends $1 for the Biltmore Forest Club.

January 15, 1906 and June 27, 1906- W. C. Silverthorn writes about the health of his son, George.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schleussner, Philip
Silverthorn, George
Swan, O. T.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 32.0022

Correspondence Relating to Community Issues, 1898 - 1909 (13 sheets)

Non-dated letter to Mrs. Ketchum from Mrs. Schenck about a Biltmore Tea.

December 29, 1898- P. L. Smith does not know who was dynamiting fish.

January 26, 1903- Letter stating Rev. R. H. Parkin of Asheville is substituting for A. Smith as Presiding Elder of the Methodist District that includes Asheville.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Adele Bopp
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0023

Groups and Organizations, 1900 - 1904 (8 sheets)

July 28, 1900- Letter from Asheville Cycle Company.

April 15, 1903- Letter from The Orpheus Society of Asheville.

November 28, 1904- Letter from the Chairman of the Executive Committee at the new Sweet Briar Institute in Blacksburg, VA.

February 3, 1906- Invitation to a lecture by Mr. J. H. Golay for the Biltmore Farms Club, to be held "at the Club room of the farm barn."

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
form letters
invitations
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0024

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1896 - 1901 (21 sheets)

May 2, 1896- Response to a letter from Dr. Schenck by Thos. P. Smith, Acting Commissioner of the Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs. Dr. Schenck wrote about the "Indian lands in Qualla Boundary, North Carolina." Smith notes that Dr. Schenck suggested managing the timber on the Reservation so that the Native Americans would have "steady employment" and "a higher degree of prosperity." Dr. Schenck offered to direct the project for free. Smith replied that the Eastern band of the North Carolina Cherokee had jurisdiction over their timber and lands. Smith was sending Dr. Schenck's letter to the Chief.

January 1898- J. G. [Schuman?,] President of Cornell University, asks for Dr. Schenck's advice on establishing a school of forestry.

January 29, 1900- The Skineer Manufacturing Company of Escambia, Florida write of their Pine holdings.

October 17 and 23, 1901- The Hartford, CT Water Board asks for Dr. Schenck's recommendation in hiring a foreman to develop a forestry system on their watershed.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Cornell University
Geographical Terms
Connecticut-Hartford-Hartford
Florida-Escambia
Subjects
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Forestry schools and education--United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joi--History
Watersheds--Connecticut
Materials
business letters
notes
visiting cards

Box.Folder 32.0025

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1902 - 1905 (17 sheets)

January 22, 1902- S. M. Smith, President of the Alumni Association of Elon College at Elon, N.C., asks Dr. Schenck's advice on Village Improvement.

Non-dated request to Dr. Schenck from a member of the Womans' Club at Kenosha, Wisconsin.

February 12, no year- "The Southern Woman" of Atlanta, GA. offers to trade advertising space for information.

Newspaper Clipping- December 30, 1903. "Prof. Selighman on Theories of Taxation. New Ideal, He Says, Is a Tax on Wealth."

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
United States-Alabama
Subjects
Wealth tax
Materials
business letters
clippings
newsletters
photocopies

Box.Folder 32.0026

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1906 - 1909 (27 sheets)

January 5, 1906- The Physiologist in Charge of Plant Life History of the U.S.D.A., Bureau of Plant Industry, sent Dr. Schenck ten Truffle oaks.

June 25, 1906- Letters from Nuremberg, Germany from the J. S. Staedtler Pencil Manufactory. They wrote of managing Red Cedar forest lands to insure conservation that would meet the demands of commercial use. Includes a U.S.D.A., Forest Service Press Bulletin, "Cedar Wood For Lead Pencils. Now Bought by the Pound, and Growing Scarcer Each Year."

January 5, 1908- Blank survey on findings of gems, precious stones and ornamental stones from the United States Geological Survey.

February 17, 1909- Copy of a letter in which Dr. Schenck tells the German Consulate at Wilmington, N.C. about differences in American and German forestry.

March 1909- Correspondence between Dr. Schenck and Senator F. M. Simmons. Schenck wrote to him about Gifford Pinchot's disagreement with American lumber manufacturers and about the removal of duty on lumber. Senator Simmonds had much to stay about the removal of duty on lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Simmons, F. M.
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Bayern-Mittelfranken
Subjects
Eastern redcedar
Forests and forestry--Germany
Forests and forestry--United States
Pencil industry
Precious stones
Tariff on wood products
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 32.0027

Miscellaneous, 1896 - 1900 (11 sheets)

This folder includes letters in German, calling cards and miscellaneous correspondence. It includes decorated testimony, "Success That Does Not Satisfy" By a Wealthy New Yorker.

Online Catalog Terms
Subjects
Executives--Conduct of life
Materials
business letters
postcards
sketches
telegrams
testimonials

Box.Folder 32.0028

Miscellaneous, 1902 - 1909 (21 sheets)

This folder includes letters in German, calling cards and miscellaneous correspondence.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards
telegrams
visiting cards

Box.Folder 32.0029

Rollin Saltus, 1900 - 1905, non-dated (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Rollin Saltus. Saltus was a Biltmore Forest School student. August 10, 1902- Saltus working for Reed in Linville, N.C. He advises Dr. Schenck on his proposed "continent=spanning trip" saying that the Grand Canyon is amazing but Yellowstone Park is kind of "disappointing."

September 7, 1902- Saltus sympathizes with Dr. Schenck on the death of his father, who Saltus seems to have known.

January 1, 1903- Saltus working for the U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry in Cambridge, MA. Says he is working with Olmstead [sic] to learn landscape architecture.

Announcements of Saltus' new office of Landscape Architecture and Forestry in New York City. October 1904.

April 18, 1905- Saltus writes of the differences in Schenck's and Pinchot's work theories.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Saltus, Rollin
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Middlesex-Cambridge
Subjects
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
announcements
cards
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 32.0030

R. B. Sams, Revenue Agent, 1909 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from R. B. Sams, Revenue Agent of Asheville, N.C. Dr. Schenck and Sams exchanged information about moonshiners [illicit distillers] on George Vanderbilt's lands. There is information on the prosecution of moonshiners.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sams, R. B.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Distilling, Illicit
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 32.0031

C. S. Sargent, 1896, 1897 (3 sheets)

Correspondence to Dr. Schenck from C. S. Sargent of Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University. Jamaica Plain, Ma. Dr. Schenck sent literature to him. June 8, 1907- Touching letter in which Sargent expresses his high esteem for Dr. Schenck due to Schenck's working knowledge of forest administration.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Arnold Arboretum. Library
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Jamaica Plain
Subjects
Forestry teachers--United States--History
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 32.0032

Sawyer & Austin Lumber Co., 1899, 1900 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Sawyer & Austin Lumber Co. Pine Bluff, Ark. Mr. Sawyer passed away. January 17, 1900- The company received no new information from the Division of Forestry on their timber tract. They decided to hire Dr. Schenck to make a survey.

January 18, 1900- E. M. Griffith is coming after all and since Schenck does not want to work with the Division of Forestry, his services will not be needed.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Griffith, E. [Edward] M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Sawyer & Austin Lumber Co.
Geographical Terms
Arkansas-Jefferson-Pine Bluff
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 32.0033

Clarence Sawyer, Fine Groceries, 1901 - 1909 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Clarence Sawyer, Fine Groceries of Asheville, N.C. He sold oats and some rubber rings to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Sawyer, Clarence
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 32.0034

Marcus Schaaf, 1903 - 1907 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from Marcus Schaaf. He attended Biltmore Forest School. May 31, 1905- Schaaf applied to Pinchot for the position of State Forester of Indiana.

June 13, 1905- Schaaf said Pinchot did not want a State Forester of Indiana, just someone to manage the State Forest Reservation. Schaaf was working for the engineering corps of a lumber company in Crossett, Arkansas.

July 25, 1905- Schaaf in Wyoming suffering from malaria he contracted in Arkansas. He was working at the Medicine Bow Forest Reserve as a "Forest Student with the Bureau." The [Carbou?] Timber Company was at work there.

April 1, 1907- Schaaf at work at Grand Island, [Michigan?]

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schaaf, Marcus
Corporate Names
Medicine Bow Forest Reserve
Geographical Terms
Arkansas-Ashley-Crossett
United States-Wyoming
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Indiana--History
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 32.0035

Gerard Van Schaick, 1904 - 1907 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Gerard Van Schaick. Brevard, N.C. October 20, 1904- Schaick, a Biltmore Forest School student, will accept a position in Louisiana. He would like to concentrate on learning lumbering at Maxwell's Cove, as opposed to studying more theoretical forestry.

1905- Schaick hired attorneys Zachary and Breese to collect refunded tuition money.

August 3, 1907- Schaick writing from Chicago, IL. He is now two years older and is very sorry for his conduct on leaving Biltmore Forest School. His oculist found a muscular unbalance in his eyes which made him "extremely irritable."

Note: These are Van Schaick's letters that were historicaly filed in Series S. See also his letters in Series V.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schaick, Gerard Van
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
personal correspondence
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 32.0036

C. A. Schenck, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager, Non-dated, 1896 - 1899 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from C. A. Schenck, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager. Biltmore, N.C. Miscellaneous administrative information. June 23, 1899- Notes on rat and mouse extermination.

June 15, 1899- Copy of a letter from Carl Schenck to Sir Dietrich Brandis. Brandis agreed to lead Schenck's European Forest Excursion. Schenck does not believe the participants have a personal respect for forestry. Schenck says he stresses the financial side of forestry because that is what Americans want. Schenck writes of the politics of American Forestry. He thinks private ownership will get better results than State ownership of forests. Schenck writes of forestry on George Vanderbilt's lands. There were problems with hogs and squirrels.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brandis, Dietrich, Sir, 1824-1907.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Rodents--Control
Squirrels
Materials
business letters
copies
envelopes
instructions
lists
memorandums
personal correspondence
postcards
receipts
telegrams

Box.Folder 32.0037

C. A. Schenck, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager, 1900 - 1903 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from C. A. Schenck, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager. Biltmore, N.C. Miscellaneous administrative information. July 15, 1901- Schenck gives F. W. Reed specifics of land to survey on Bent Creek.

August 18, 1902- Schenck asks Mrs. Hepner to order two dozen copies of "Vaughans Favorite Songs" for the Sunday School in the Pink Beds.

Other administrative tasks for Mrs. Hepner while Dr. Schenck is away.

September 15, 1903- Dr. Schenck asks George Adams for an advance in his pay for the work done for the Brevard Tannin Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Adams, George L.
Hepner, H. E.
Reed, Franklin W.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
instructions
lists
notes
postcards
receipts
telegrams

Box.Folder 32.0038

C. A. Schenck, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager, 1904 - 1908 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from C. A. Schenck, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager. Biltmore, N.C. Miscellaneous administrative information. December 21, 1904- Itemized statement of Plaintiff's costs in the case of G. W. Vanderbilt vs R. J. Pickelsimer. Itemized list of tickets assigned to Defendant R. J. Pickelsimer.

Includes letters in German.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Pickelsimer, R. J.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
instructions
invoices
lists
notes
postcards
receipts
telegrams

Box.Folder 33.0001

Schenck, Henry, 1901 - 1906 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Henry [Henri] Schenck. New York, N.Y. Henry Schenck writing for himself and for George Merck. Often he wrote a few words in German at the bottom of business letters. June 26, 1901- Ordered fly-tents for Dr. Schenck.

September 30, 1901- Points out that the 1901 Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture lists "Baltimore School of Forestry, Baltimore.."

Henry Schenck tells Carl Schenck of wood dealers.

June 13, 1906- Apparently Dr. Schenck approached Henry Schenck about founding a corporation for the exploitation of Cimicifuga.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Henry
Corporate Names
Merck & Co.
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Bugbane
Materials
business letters
notes

Box.Folder 33.0002

C. F. Schleussmer, 1897 - 1899 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from C. F. Schleussmer of Brooklyn. He sent his son to Biltmore Forest School but Philip did not continue in forestry.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schleussmer, C. F.
Schleussner, Philip
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 33.0003

[Sir William Schlich?], 1899 - 1900 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from [W. Schlutz?] of Surrey, [England?]. Best wishes for Mrs. Schenck's health and encouragement for Biltmore Forest School. References to visits. The writer tells of his own work.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Adele Bopp
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Schlich, William
Subjects
Forests and forestry--History
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 33.0004

WM. Schoenheit, Sec. and Treas., The Winyah Hotel and Sanitarium Co. Incorporated, 1898, 1899 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from WM. Schoenheit, Sec. and Treas., The Winyah Hotel and Sanitarium Co. Incorporated. Asheville, N.C. They ordered firewood from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schoenheit, WM.
Corporate Names
The Winyah Hotel and Sanitarium Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0005

G. Fred Schwarz, 1898 - 1904 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from G. Fred Schwarz of Washington D.C. and other places. Dr. Schenck allowed him to visit the Biltmore forest range. They exchanged literature while Schwarz was writing from the U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schwarz, G. Frederick (George Frederick), b. 1868.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 33.0006

Hermann von Schrenk, 1900 - 1904 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Hermann von Schrenk. St. Louis, MO. Schrenk was working In Charge of Investigation of Forest Tree Diseases at the U.S.D.A., Shaw School of Botany and In Charge of the Mississippi Valley Laboratory, Shaw School of Botany.

He asked for literature and for samples of defective timber. He asked for a student aid, and apparently Dr. Schenck recommended Mr. Griswold.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Griswold, George
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Schrenk, Hermann von
Corporate Names
Henry Shaw School of Botany
Geographical Terms
Missouri-Saint Louis
Subjects
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters
form letters
instructions
telegrams

Box.Folder 33.0007

Hermann von Schrenk, 1905, 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Hermann von Schrenk. St. Louis, MO. Schrenk was working in the Mississippi Valley Laboratory, U.S.D.A., Bureau of Plant Industry, Missouri Botanical Garden. St. Louis, MO. He wished to visit Biltmore but the plans were delayed.

September 13, 1906- Considered visiting Ducktown, [TN.]

September 22, 1906- Believes root-destroying fungi may be destroying the pine at Ducktown. Interested in the Liriodendron at Davidson's River, N.C.

November 5, 1906- Schrenk recommends transplanting healthy pine trees in the places where the diseased trees grew.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schrenk, Hermann von
Corporate Names
Mississippi Valley Laboratory
Geographical Terms
Missouri-Saint Louis
Tennessee-Polk-Ducktown
Subjects
Pine--Diseases and pests
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 33.0008

Hermann von Schrenk, 1907 - 1909 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from Hermann von Schrenk. St. Louis, MO. Schrenk was working In Charge of Investigation of Forest Tree Diseases at the U.S.D.A., Shaw School of Botany and In Charge of the Mississippi Valley Laboratory, Shaw School of Botany. April 2, [1905?] Schrenk wants to send his ailing mother on a visit to N.C.

May 7, 1907- Questions about the injurious effects of sulphur gases on the hardwood trees at Ducktown.

May 14, 1907- Schrenk will keep Dr. Schenck and Ducktown's names anonymous when writing his bulletin.

May 20, 1907- Schrenk wrote to Dr. Howe about a comprehensive survey of timber disease manifestations at Biltmore Estate. The Southern Cypress manufacturers put Schrenk in charge of a technical bureau they created at their annual meeting. This was very encouraging.

July 1, 1907- Schrenk resigned his U.S.D.A. position to establish "a technical laboratory and consulting office devoted to the prosecution of investigations into the uses of timber." He joined E. B. Fulks and Alfred L. Kammerer.

Schrenk traveled to Biltmore.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Schrenk, Hermann von
Corporate Names
Southern Cypress Manufacturers' Association
Geographical Terms
Missouri-Saint Louis
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Tennessee-Polk-Ducktown
Subjects
Hardwoods--Diseases and pests
Hardwoods--Effect of sulphur on
Materials
business letters
copies
form letters
personal correspondence
telegrams
transcripts

Box.Folder 33.0009

Chas. A. Scott, U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry, Forest Assistant and Forester, Iowa State College, 1904, 1906, 1909 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Chas. A. Scott, U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry, Forest Assistant and Forester, Iowa State College. Halsey, Nebraska and Ames, Iowa. May 7, 1909- Scott extended sympathy over the fire at Biltmore Estate.

May 11, 1909- Dr. Schenck replied that none of his white pine plantations were damaged but 12,000 acres of second growth forest were lost. Dr. Schenck was advocating a new State Forest law for more protection from fire.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Scott, Chas. A.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
Iowa-Story-Ames
Nebraska-Thomas-Halsey
Subjects
Forest fires--Law and legislation
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 33.0010

Charles F. Scott, Chairman, Sixtieth Congress, Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, 1908, 1909 (30 sheets)

Correspondence from Charles F. Scott, Chairman, Sixtieth Congress, Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives. Washington D.C. He and Dr. Schenck exchanged opinions on the need for legislation concerning the Appalachian Park project, regulation of forest fires, forest taxation, and the cheap prices of stumpage. Scott and Schenck appear to have agreed on the issues. Dr. Schenck also provided Scott with detailed information on the drainage basin of the Mississippi River and some information on the drainage basin of the Tennessee River.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Scott, Charles F.
Corporate Names
Appalachian National Park Association
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Forest fires--Prevention and control
Forests and forestry--Law and legislation
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Mississippi River Watershed
Tennessee River Watershed
Materials
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 33.0011

C. M. Scott, General Agent, Good Roads Machinery Co., 1901 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from C. M. Scott, General Agent, Good Roads Machinery Co. Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Schenck ordered a Champion Road Machine.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Scott, C. M.
Corporate Names
Good Roads Machinery Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Mecklenburg-Charlotte
Subjects
Road machinery industry
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 33.0012

Geo. F. Scott & Company, Lumber Dealers, 1900 - 1909 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. F. Scott & Company, Lumber Dealers. Asheville, N.C. Dr. Schenck ordered doors and windows from them.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Geo. F. Scott & Company, Lumber Dealers
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 33.0013

Geo. S. Seagle, U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1897 - 1901 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. S. Seagle, U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries. Wytheville, VA. He arranged for Rainbow trout eggs and fry to be delivered to Dr. Schenck. December 27, 1901- Notes on the galvanized wire used in their hatching trays.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Seagle, Geo. A.
Corporate Names
U. S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries
Geographical Terms
Virginia-Wythe-Wytheville
Subjects
Fishery management
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0014

Dr. D. E. Sevier, 1904 (3 sheets)

Correspondence to Dr. Schenck from Dr. D. E. Sevier. Asheville, N.C. January 15, 1904- Dr. Sevier thanks Dr. Schenck for help in fighting Smallpox on Biltmore Estate. He hopes to soon discharge Teamster, A. T. Moore. Dr. Sevier also handled the fumigation.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Moore, A. T. [Teamster]
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Sevier, D. E.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Smallpox--Prevention
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0015

Harvey N. Shepard, 1900, 1901 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Harvey N. Shepard. Boston, MA. He considered going on one of Dr. Schenck's European forest excursions.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Shepard, Harvey S.
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0016

Roger B. Sherman, 1905, 1907 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Roger B. Sherman. He apparently entered Biltmore Forest School. The folder also contains letters from his father and mother.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sherman, Roger B.
Materials
business letters
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 33.0017

Nola Sherrill, 1909 (15 sheets)

Correspondence to and from Nola Sherrill of Statesville, N.C. She was a legal secretary who applied for a job as a stenographer for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sherrill, Nola
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Iredell-Statesville
Materials
business letters
copies
telegrams

Box.Folder 33.0018

J. J. Shipman, 1904, 1905 (3 sheets)

Miscellaneous correspondence from J. J. Shipman of Brevard, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Shipman, J. J.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
postcards
receipts

Box.Folder 33.0019

R. Shipman, 1898 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from R. Shipman. Asheville, N.C. He appears to have worked as a bookkeeper in Dr. Schenck's lumberyard. Dr. Schenck accused him of being very negligent in his work.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Shipman, R.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0020

Robert E. Shipman, 1902 (1905)

Correspondence from Robert E. Shipman, 41st Co. Artillery. Fort Monroe, VA. He worked with Dr. Schenck on the sale of [Tract] 355.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Shipman, Robert E.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0021

Thos. H. Shipman, Cashier, Brevard Banking Company, 1901 - 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Thos. H. Shipman, Cashier, Brevard Banking Company. Brevard, N.C. In 1901 he worked for The Toxaway Company and sent fish to Dr. Schenck. Banking business.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Shipman, Thos. H.
Corporate Names
Toxaway Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania-Sapphire
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0022

Zebulon A. Shipman, 1899, 1901, 1903 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Zebulon A. Shipman. He wanted work with the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department and to sell them land.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Shipman, Zebulon A.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0023

Shockley's Agency of Commercial Employment, 1904 - 1906 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Shockley's Agency of Commercial Employment. Asheville, N.C. They offered to supply employees to the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Shockley's Agency of Commercial Employment
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 33.0024

J. B. Shope, Manufacturer and Dealer in Harness and Saddlery, 1899 - 1904 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from J. B. Shope, Manufacturer and Dealer in Harness and Saddlery. Asheville, N.C. Dr. Schenck bought horse tackle from him.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Shope, J. B.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 33.0025

H. Shufflebarger, 1906 - 1908 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from H. Shufflebarger of Biltmore, N.C. Shufflebarger worked in the Biltmore Estate Landscape Department Office. The folder includes requests to go fishing on George Vanderbilt's lands.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Shufflebarger, H.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0026

R. E. Shuford, 1903, 1905, 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from R. E. Shuford. Biltmore, N.C. He worked in Charles McNamee's Office and then probably in the Biltmore Nursery Office. He wanted to buy firewood from Dr. Schenck. Includes drawing of wood stacked near his house by the Road to Asheville, Brown Town Road and the Nursery.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Shuford, Robt.
Materials
business letters
maps

Box.Folder 33.0027

Jos. S. Silverstein, Vice Pres. and Gen'l Mgr., Toxaway Tanning Co., 1902 - 1908 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from Jos. S. Silverstein, Vice Pres. and Gen'l Mgr., Toxaway Tanning Co. Toxaway, N.C. and Rosman, N.C. They bought Hemlock Bark from Dr. Schenck. Includes references to Pink Smith's lands and the Valentine lands. They also wrote regarding the rights-of-way for the lumber road on George Vanderbilt's lands in Gloster.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Silverstein, Jos. S.
Corporate Names
Toxaway Tanning Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Rosman
North Carolina-Transylvania- Toxaway, Lake
Subjects
Forest roads
Right of way
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 33.0028

Simonds Manufacturing Company, 1909 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Simonds Manufacturing Company of Fitchburg, MA. They sold a saw and bits to Dr. Schenck. This folder contains a sample saw tooth in a printed envelope that displays George Vanderbilt's Yellow Poplar yard at Pisgah Forest Station, North Carolina.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Simonds Manufacturing Company
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Worcester-Fitchburg
Subjects
Saw industry
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
copies
envelopes
samples

Box.Folder 33.0029

St. George Leakin Sioussat, History and Economics, The University of the South, 1905 - 1908 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from St. George Leakin Sioussat, History and Economics, The University of the South. Sewanee, TN. He taught an Economics course at Biltmore Forest School. Letters include negotiations to teach future classes.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sioussat, St. George L. (St. George Leakin), 1878-1960.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Franklin-Sewanee
Subjects
Economics teachers--United States--History
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0030

P. J. Sitton, 1895, 1896, 1903 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from P. J. Sitton of Sitton, N.C. Mr. Sumney and Dr. Schenck hired him to haul wood. He requested payment. Jack Malley hired Mr. Sitton and R. C. Anderson to move his furniture from Big Creek to Buck Spring. Malley had not paid them.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Mally, Jack [J. P.]
Sitton, P. J.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0031

S. C. Sitton, 1901 - 1905 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from S. C. Sitton. Sitton, N.C. He sold food supplies and did hauling for Dr. Schenck. In 1905 he wrote from Horse Shoe, N.C. and requested work be done on a road that was being damaged whenever a nearby river overflowed.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sitton, S. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Horse Shoe
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0032

Slayden, Fakes & Co., Wholesale Grocers, 1900 - 1907 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Slayden, Fakes & Co., Wholesale Grocers. Asheville, N.C. Includes July 17, 1906 list of groceries and goods sold to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Slayden, Fakes & Co., Wholesale Grocers
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 33.0033

Edwin Sluder, Cashier, The Blue Ridge National Bank, 1900 - 1909 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Edwin Sluder, Cashier, The Blue Ridge National Bank. Asheville, N.C. Information on banking, including overseas business. In 1909 Sluder wrote as Treasurer of the Southern Timber Syndicate in Asheville, N.C. He stated that he was very interested in the future of forestry and reforestation. In 1909 he also wrote as the Vice President of Battery Park Bank in Asheville, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sluder, Edwin
Corporate Names
Blue Ridge National Bank
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 33.0034

Smith = Agar Land & Lumber Co., 1896 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Smith = Algar Land & Lumber Co. Knoxville, TN. They sold Poplar logs to Biltmore Lumber Co.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Smith = Agar Land & Lumber Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Knox-Knoxville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0035

C. A. Smith of C. A. Smith Timber Company, 1909 (11 sheets)

Correspondence to and from C. A. Smith of C. A. Smith Timber Company. Minneapolis, MI. He considered hiring John Lafon to manage reforestation in their "lumbering operations in south-western Oregon." Includes copies of letters of recommendation from Dr. Schenck for Lafon.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Lafon, John
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Smith, C. A.
Geographical Terms
Minnesota-Hennepin-Minneapolis
Subjects
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters
copies
letters of recommendation

Box.Folder 33.0036

Glenn S. Smith, 1896 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Glenn S. Smith of Washington D.C. He applied for a position as a topographer on Biltmore Estate but withdrew his application due to the low salary.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Smith, Glenn S.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0037

John E. Smith, 1902 - 1909 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from John E. Smith of Brevard, N.C. He rented a Mill from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Smith, John E.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 33.0038

Luther Smith, 1899 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Luther Smith of Brevard, N.C. He applied to Dr. Schenck for work.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Smith, Luther
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0039

Pink Smith, 1906, 1907 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Pink Smith. Horse Shoe, N.C. and Pink Beds, N.C. He did hauling work for Dr. Schenck. July 13, 1906- Smith says he will "help" at the Biltmore Exhibition and will be growing vegetables at that time.

Smith talking with J. S. Silverstein of the Toxaway Tanning Co. about a tan bark contract.

April 9, 1907- Teamsters, including Pink's son, went on strike.

References to Sycamore Church Place and the Sycamore track.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Silverstein, Jos. S.
Smith, Pink
Corporate Names
Toxaway Tanning Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Horse Shoe
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0040

R. S. Smith, 1896 - 1906 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from R. S. Smith [Richard Sharp Smith] Biltmore, N.C. and Asheville, N.C. Information about dressing logs and shingles for Buck Spring Lodge. Richard Sharp Smith working at the Office of Richard M. Hunt, Architect. (This was Richard Howland Hunt's office.)

July 1, 1896- List of Material for Stabeling at Buckspring Lodge.

June 1, 1896- List of Extra Lumber for Dining Room & Kitchen [of Buck Spring Lodge.]

April 27, 1899- Richard Sharp Smith writes as R. S. Smith, Architect.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Hunt, Richard Howland
Smith, Richard Sharp
Corporate Names
Buck Spring Lodge
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 33.0041

Smith & Schenck, Lawyers, 1906 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from Smith & Schenck, Lawyers. Hendersonville, N.C. W. A. Smith and Michael Schenck. Information on the prosecution of people who trespassed or did illegal hunting or fishing on George Vanderbilt's lands in [Transylvania County?] and Henderson County, N.C.

November 7, 1906- Smith & Schenck advise on an offer of "$120.00 for educational and charitable purposes to be paid on Nov.1'' [sic] 1907, if trespassing on the Vanderbilt lands shall by the citizens of Mills River township be prevented." They did not agree in making such an offer.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Schenck, Michael
Smith, W. A.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Smith & Schenck, Lawyers
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Subjects
Trials (Trespass)
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0042

Smith & Schenck, Lawyers, April - August 1907 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from Smith & Schenck, Lawyers. Hendersonville, N.C. W. A. Smith and Michael Schenck. April 8, 1907- The writer of a letter, most likely Michael Schenck, asks for a chance to bring his brother Paul and visit his cousin, Dr. Schenck.

Information on the prosecution of people who trespassed or did illegal hunting or fishing on George Vanderbilt's lands.

June 5, 1907- Notes on the reward offered to Mills River township schools.

June 25, 1907- Property of the Rickman heirs.

June 26, 1907- George Vanderbilt's property taxes.

July 5, 1907- Plans to bring the matter of George Vanderbilt's property taxes before the County Commissioners. They believe Captain Morris will oppose them but Sheriff Rhodes, a mutual friend, might influence him.

July 8, 1907- Deed from Elizabeth Rickman, et al. to George Vanderbilt was signed by all parties. Plans to go before the Board of Equalization regarding tax assessors.

References to the Bird property.

August 30, 1907- Michael Schenck is very disappointed that work will keep him from visiting Biltmore. He sent Paul to Biltmore, though.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Rickman, Elizabeth
Schenck, Michael
Smith, W. A.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Smith & Schenck, Lawyers
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Subjects
Taxation
Trials (Trespass)
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 33.0043

Smith & Schenck, Lawyers, November 1907 - 1909 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from Smith & Schenck, Lawyers. Hendersonville, N.C. W. A. Smith and Michael Schenck. Information on the prosecution of people who trespassed or did illegal hunting or fishing on George Vanderbilt's lands.

Henderson County Court Calendar for the November Term, beginning November 11th, 1907.

March 17, 1908- Movement by people of Mills River and Hoopers Creek to build a public road from the public road near Buzzard Hill to Brickton. The road would pass through George Vanderbilt's land.

August 8, 1908- Paul requested a pass for fishing. Michael Schenck hopes Dr. Schenck is over his insomnia. Michael Schenck is writing as the Mayor of Hendersonville.

April 7, 1909- Dr. Schenck congratulates "Cousin Schenck" on his reelection.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Michael
Smith, W. A.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Smith & Schenck, Lawyers
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
North Carolina-Henderson-Hoopers Creek
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Subjects
Roads
Trials (Trespass)
Materials
business letters
copies
dockets

Box.Folder 33.0044

Dr. T. C. Smith, Wholesale Druggist, 1897 - 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. T. C. Smith, Wholesale Druggist. Asheville, N.C. January 8, 1900- Smith states they buy all their firewood from Dr. Schenck. The price is sometimes higher than at other places but the quality is better. They appreciate and support what Dr. Schenck is "planning and doing with our poor people."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Smith, T. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Mountain people
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 33.0045

Law Office of Smith & Valentine and Smith and Waldrop, Real Estate Brokers , 1896 - 1901 (32 sheets)

Law Office of Smith & Valentine and Smith and Waldrop, Real Estate Brokers. Hendersonville, N.C. July 13, 1896- Copy of a letter from W. A. Smith to Charles McNamee. Smith had contacted McNamee on behalf of his clients, G. M. Brittain et. al on Mills River, about the damage to their property threatened by floating logs. McNamee did not believe there would be any damage, but there was a great log spill. Smith would like to settle for his clients out of court.

August 3, 1896- Smith writes that Mr. Malley visited G. M. Brittain to see what damage he claimed. Brittain wanted time to investigate, so Malley left, but didn't return. S. J. Whitaker has 100s of logs on his land. John Ingram has logs mixed with dead cattle, which is a health risk. They are growing upset at Mr. Vanderbilt due to the attitudes of the Estate inspectors.

February 3, 1900- T. N. Gillespie's land.

March 19, 1900- McNamee's ranger settled with Smith & Valentine's clients.

Ingram properties, Tract 304.

April 5, 1901 and October 30, 1901- Hiram King's land on the Pink Beds, Tract 74 or Rich Bend land.

April 25, 1901- Practicing physicians in Hendersonville are listed as: C. Few, J. G. Waldrop, A. B. Drafts and J. L. Egerton.

Smith & Valentine bought Maxwell land.

Kate Allen's land, Tract 103.

February 20, 1901- S. J. Rickman land, Tract 366.

December 20, 1901- J. L. Underwood and wife's land, Tract 315.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brittain, G. M.
Gillespie, T. N.
Ingram, John
King, H. W.
Mally, Jack [J. P.]
McNamee, Charles
Rickman, S. J.
Smith, W. A.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Law Office of Smith & Valentine
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Subjects
Booms (Log transportation)
Timber--Rafting--Law and legislation
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 33.0046

Law Office of Smith & Valentine and Smith and Waldrop, Real Estate Brokers, 1902 - 1905 (33 sheets)

Correspondence from Law Office of Smith & Valentine and Smith and Waldrop, Real Estate Brokers. Hendersonville, N.C. T. M. Stewart, Tract 111.

Prosecution of fire starters and trespassers, who were hunting with guns and dogs on George Vanderbilt's land.

Other land matters.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Smith, W. A.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Law Office of Smith & Valentine
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Subjects
Trials (Trespass)
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 33.0047

J. W. P. Smithwick, M.D., 1902, 1903 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from J. W. P. Smithwick, M.D. of La Grange, N.C. He offered to sell, and may have sold, peafowls to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Smithwick, J.W.P.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Lenoir-La Grange
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0048

Smythe Lee & Frost, Attorneys and Counsellors, 1905 - 1907 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from Smythe Lee & Frost, Attorneys and Counsellors. Charleston, S.C. They represented the Myakka Company, for which C. A. Schenck & Co. did surveying and consulting. Includes descriptions of the lands surveyed.

November 11, 1907- Duke de Litta, Mr. J. Lamb Perry's brother-in-law, purchased the Myakka property.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Myakka Company
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Charleston
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters
copies
notes

Box.Folder 33.0049

F. W. Snead & Company, Manufactures of and Dealers in Lumber, 1903, 1904 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from F. W. Snead & Company, Manufactures of and Dealers in Lumber. Lynnville, TN. Dr. Schenck offered to let Jno. B. W. Snead attend Biltmore Forest School lectures for free while in Asheville, though Snead couldn't attend. Asked for advice on a branding hammer and on cutting standing timber to replant the entire track in Black Locust trees.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
F. W. Snead & Company
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0050

L. [Lafayette?] F. Sorrells, 1896 - 1900 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from L. F. Sorrells. Ecusta, N.C. and Brevard, N.C. January 11, 1896- He took a tally on the right side of Avery's Creek. He will repair the Bradley Creek Trail.

List of workers' time, possible hog hunting.

February 5, 1896- Somebody shot Sorrells' dog while he was tallying at Bradley Creek.

February 27, 1896- Extinguished a fire on the Davidson River.

March 18, 1896- Opinions on the Valentine land.

April 24, 1896- Sorrells found a blockade still on Rock House Creek. He sent for U.S. Deputy Tilson in Asheville.

Fighting fire.

December 20, 1896- Sorrells' wife is named Sally. She is 25-years-old. They have three daughters.

April 14, 1898- Built a fence at Pea Gap.

April 22, 1898- Finished the fence at Bradley Creek and Looking Glass.

Sorrells writing Mrs. Ketchum for contracts to build fences.

November 28, 1898- Sold his interest in the store and wants a job with Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ketchum, E. G.
Sorrells, Lafayette. F.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Avery Creek
North Carolina-Transylvania- Bradley Creek
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
North Carolina-Transylvania-Ecusta
Subjects
Distilling, Illicit
Fences
Forest fires
Forest surveys
Trails--Maintenance and repair
Materials
business letters
invoices
reports

Box.Folder 33.0051

Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1904 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. Atlanta, GA. They considered buying timber and possibly Angora Goats, if offered, from Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company
Geographical Terms
Georgia-Fulton-Atlanta
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 33.0052

The Southern Cotton Oil Company, Spartanburg Oil Mill, 1902 - 1908 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from The Southern Cotton Oil Company, Spartanburg Oil Mill. Spartanburg, S.C. They sold cotton seed hulls and cotton seed meal to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Cotton Oil Company
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Spartanburg-Spartanburg
Subjects
Cottonseed meal
Cottonseed oil
Materials
business letters
estimates
invoices
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 33.0053

The Southern Express Company, 1901 - 1908 (11 sheets)

This folder contains miscellaneous correspondence from The Southern Express Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Express Company
Materials
business letters
invoices
postcards
telegrams

Box.Folder 34.0001

"Southern Furniture Journal", 1904, 1908 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from "Southern Furniture Journal." High Point, N.C. Letters note they are "The first and only Journal in the South devoted to the interests of Furniture Manufactures & Dealers." They offered Dr. Schenck advertising space and sold him subscriptions.

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
Southern Furniture Journal
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Guilford-High Point
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0002

Southern Information Bureau, 1904 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from the Southern Information Bureau. Asheville, N.C. They offered to act as agents to lease George Vanderbilt's lands. They also offered to trade lands and buy lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Information Bureau
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters
trade cards

Box.Folder 34.0003

"The Southern Lumber Journal", 1902 - 1908 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from "The Southern Lumber Journal." Wilmington, N.C. They sold subscriptions to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Publications
The Southern Lumber Journal
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-New Hanover-Wilmington
Materials
business letters
invoices
notes

Box.Folder 34.0004

The Southern Lumberman, 1896 - 1909 (30 sheets)

Correspondence from The Southern Lumberman. Nashville, TN. March 9, 1896- Planned to publish reports Dr. Schenck sent on work at Biltmore.

Advertisement for Second Edition, Book of Inspection Rules.

They sold advertising space to Dr. Schenck.

June 15, 1905- Clipping of "Lumbermen Attention" advertisement for C.A. Schenck & Co.

July 13, 1906- Published a "write-up" on Biltmore Forest School.

April 23, 1907- Mr. Baird sent Dr. Schenck a copy of the "Silver Anniversary edition of The Southern Lumberman."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Publications
The Southern Lumberman
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Davidson-Nashville
Subjects
Forestry consultants
Materials
advertisements
business letters
clippings
copies
fliers (printed matter)
invoices
lists
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0005

Southern Railway Company, 1896 - 1905 (15 sheets)

This folder contains miscellaneous letters, postcards, bills of lading, etc., from the Southern Railway Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
invoices
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0006

Southern Railway Company, 1906 - 1908 (32 sheets)

This folder contains miscellaneous letters, postcards, bills of lading, etc., from the Southern Railway Company.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
form letters
invoices
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0007

Thos. Southworth, Director, Ontario Department of Crown Lands, Bureau of Colonization and Forestry, 1898 - 1904, non-dated (8 sheets)

Correspondence to Dr. Schenck from Thos. Southworth, Director, Ontario Department of Crown Lands, Bureau of Colonization and Forestry. Toronto, Canada. He exchanged literature with Dr. Schenck. Dinner invitation for Dr. Schenck. Flier for the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Forestry Association, to be held March 10, 11, 1904 in Toronto. Copy of a list of papers to be presented at the Fifth Annual Meeting.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Southworth, Thos.
Corporate Names
Canadian Forestry Association
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Toronto Metropolitan Area
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Materials
business letters
copies
form letters
invitations
programs

Box.Folder 34.0008

Arno Spalteholz, 1905, 1906 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Arno Spalteholz of Dresden, Germany. He wanted to act as an agent for George Vanderbilt's Chestnut Lumber. Most of the letters are in German.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Spalteholz, Arno
Geographical Terms
Europe-Deutschland-Sachsen-Dresden
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0009

The Spartanburg Real Estate Agency, 1899 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from The Spartanburg Real Estate Agency. Spartanburg, S.C. They sold, or wanted to sell, the Justice Tract, 73, to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
The Spartanburg Real Estate Agency
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Spartanburg-Spartanburg
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0010

Perley Spaulding, Scientific Assistant, U.S.D.A., Bureau of Plant Industry, Plant Pathology, 1906, 1907 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Perley Spaulding, Scientific Assistant, U.S.D.A., Bureau of Plant Industry, Plant Pathology. Washington D.C. August 16, 1906- He requested "damped-off" seedlings, especially ones with the same disease as those Dr. von Schrenk collected.

November 14, 1907- He received trees from Dr. Howe.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schrenk, Hermann von
Spaulding, Perley
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Plant Industry.
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Trees--Diseases and pests
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0011

Julius Spicker, Manager Export & Sales Dept., C. C. Mengel & Bro. Co., 1909 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Julius Spicker, Manager Export & Sales Dept., C. C. Mengel & Bro. Co. Incorporated. Louisville, KY. April 29, 1909- Spicker was working to get President Taft to appoint Clarence R. Mengel to the National Conservation Commission. He wanted Dr. Schenck to send an endorsement to President Taft.

May 8, 1909- Dr. Schenck wrote a letter to President Taft recommending Clarence R. Mengel for the National Conservation Commission.

May 8, 1909- Dr. Schenck wrote Gifford Pinchot a letter of introduction to Mr. Spicker. He also invited Pinchot to the Pink Beds.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Mengel, Clarence R.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Spicker, Julius
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
Geographical Terms
Kentucky-Jefferson-Louisville
Materials
business letters
copies
letters of recommendation
trade cards

Box.Folder 34.0012

Spratt's Patent Limited, 1897 - 1909 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from Spratt's Patent Limited. Newark, N.J. They sold Dog Cakes (dog food) to Dr. Schenck. Their correspondence features wonderful artwork depicting dogs.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Spratt's Patent Limited
Geographical Terms
New Jersey-Essex-Newark
Subjects
Dogs--Food
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
memorandums
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0013

W. E. Sprague, 1898 - 1905 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from W. E. Sprague of Roscoe, N.Y. and Liberty, N.Y. September 1, 1898- Recommendation for J. L. Richards. Miscellaneous correspondence.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sprauge, W. E.
Geographical Terms
New York-Sullivan-Liberty
New York-Sullivan-Roscoe
Materials
business letters
letters of recommendation
notes

Box.Folder 34.0014

Spring Brook Trout Hatchery, 1902 - 1904 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from the Spring Brook Trout Hatchery of Kalamazoo, MI. They sold Trout eggs to Dr. Schenck. One order arrived in poor condition.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Spring Brook Trout Hatchery
Geographical Terms
Michigan-Kalamazoo-Kalamazoo
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0015

J. G. Stamey, 1898 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from J. G. Stamey of Brevard, N.C. He sold, or offered to sell, land tracts 65 and 263 to Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Stamey, J. G.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0016

Standard Clothing Co., 1906, 1907 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from Standard Clothing Co. of Knoxville, TN. They sold clothes to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Standard Clothing Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Knox-Knoxville
Materials
business letters
invoices
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0017

Standard Oil Company, 1906, 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Standard Oil Company of Columbia, S.C. They sold to the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Standard Oil Company
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Richland-Columbia
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0018

Edwin A. Start, Secretary, Massachusetts Forestry Association, 1903 - 1907 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Edwin A. Start, Secretary, Massachusetts Forestry Association. Boston, MA. March 1904 advertising rates for the Massachusetts Forestry Association's bulletin, "Woodland and Roadside."

March 3, 1904- Announcement of a March 8 hearing by the joint Committee on Agriculture on the bill to establish a sate forest service.

More on advertising in "Woodland and Roadside."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Start, Edwin A.
Corporate Names
Massachusetts Forestry Association
Publications
Woodland and Roadside
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Massachusetts--History
Materials
business letters
form letters
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 34.0019

Statesville Oil & Fertilizer Company, 1904 - 1909, non-dated (29 sheets)

Correspondence from Statesville Oil & Fertilizer Company. Statesville, N.C. They sold cotton seed meal and cotton seed hulls to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Statesville Oil & Fertilizer Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Iredell-Statesville
Subjects
Cottonseed meal
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
invoices
notes
telegrams

Box.Folder 34.0020

A. P. Steamey, 1898 - 1900 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from A. P. Steamey. January 14, 1900- Writing from Biltmore. Living on the Jason McCall land.

May 13, 1900- Writing from Brevard. He wants a job as a Ranger so he can stop fire on George Vanderbilt's lands.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Steamey, A. P.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0021

George Stephens, President, The American Trust Company, 1906, 1909 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from George Stephens, President, The American Trust Company. Charlotte, N.C. He wrote to Dr. Schenck about the development of Kanuga Lake as a "summer colony in Western North Carolina." Dr. Schenck tried to interest him in leasing George Vanderbilt's land as a sports club.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Stephens, George
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Kanuga Lake
North Carolina-Mecklenburg-Charlotte
Subjects
Hunting and fishing clubs
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 34.0022

Lulu Stepp, 1897 - 1903 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Lulu Stepp at Buck Spring, N.C. and Brevard, N.C. November 22, 1897- Writing from Buck Springs. There are fires on George Vanderbilt's lands but mostly inside Mr. Sorrell's boundary. She saw frost on the Lodge.

1902- Writing from Brevard, where she was keeping payrolls for Dr. Schenck.

February 6, 1903- Writing from Dana, N.C. She often thinks of the Pink Beds and the work Dr. Schenck is "doing for the mountain people."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Stepp, Lulu
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Buck Spring Lodge
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Dana
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Forest fires
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 34.0023

George C. Sterling, Accident Department, Aetna Life Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Manager, 1896 - 1908 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from George C. Sterling, Accident Department, Aetna Life Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Manager. New York, N.Y. April 16, 1896- Dr. Schenck's accident insurance policy covers travel "all over the civilized globe."

November 30, 1901- Aetna Life Insurance had been in business over 50 years and had more than 56 Millions of assets.

Correspondence on renewing insurance policies.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sterling, George C.
Corporate Names
Aetna Life Insurance Company (Hartford, Conn.)
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Insurance companies
Insurance, Travelers'
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0024

S. Sternberg, 1903 - 1906, non-dated (11 sheets)

Correspondence from S. Sternberg of Asheville, N.C. They sold iron rails to Dr. Schenck. They advised on the purchase of mink fur.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
S. Sternberg
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0025

Douglas B. Sterrett, No dates, 1906 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from Douglas B. Sterrett. Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. August 7, no year- Traveling. Enjoyed his visit to the Pink Beds.

June 13, no year- Will do traversing Mr. Keith assigned him at Shining Rock.

June 29, 1906- Saw no indication of Cobalt in the Balsam Forest region and would be surprised if Edison found much of it. The nickel deposits near Webster might have small amounts of Cobalt. Mr. Pratt wants Sterrett to spend some time helping Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Keith, Arthur
Pratt, Joseph Hyde, 1870-1942.
Sterrett, Douglass B. (Douglass Bovard), b. 1883.
Corporate Names
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Haywood-Shining Rock
Subjects
Minerals
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0026

Stevens-Easton Company, Wholesale Lumber, 1906, 1908 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from Stevens-Easton Company, Wholesale Lumber. New York, N.Y. They considered purchasing Biltmore lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Stevens-Easton Company
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Materials
business letters
copies
lists
telegrams

Box.Folder 34.0027

E. Stewart, Department of the Interior, Canada, Forestry Branch, 1900 - 1901 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from E. Stewart, Department of the Interior, Canada, Forestry Branch. Ottawa, Canada. October 19, 1900- Stewart will publish notes on Dr. Schenck's "Some Business Problems of American Forestry" in "Rod and Gun." He notes that only last year, were Canadian forests on Dominion Lands put under a separate branch of the Department of the Interior.

September 11, 1901- Would Dr. Schenck do a report for the Department of the Interior of Canada concerning Canada's North West Plains?

October 1, 1901- Stewart is sorry Dr. Schenck can't make the report on North West Canada.

October 16, 1901- Letter from the Canadian Deputy Minister. Even though Dr. Schenck cannot visit the North West, he would still like to have Schenck's opinions on Stewart's work.

Stewart planning a visit to Biltmore.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Stewart, E.
Corporate Names
Canadian Department of the Interior
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
Subjects
Forestry consultants
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0028

E. Stewart, Department of the Interior, Canada, Forestry Branch, 1902 - 1906 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from E. Stewart, Department of the Interior, Canada, Forestry Branch. Ottawa, Canada. September 6, 1903- Mr. Smart, The Deputy Minister, wants Dr. Schenck to visit and do a report on their forestry work.

November 14, 1903- Letter of introduction to Reginald Bradley, who will be a student at Biltmore Forest School.

January 16, 1904- Stewart, Secretary of the Canadian Forestry Association, invites Dr. Schenck to their meeting in March.

February 27, 1904- Stewart looking forward to seeing Dr. Schenck at the meeting.

April 27, 1905- The Premier, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, proposed calling a larger Forestry Convention in Ottawa in autumn.

Program- "Fifth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Forestry Association."

April 6, 1905- Beginning distribution of trees in the North West.

August 9, 1905- Stewart returned from a tour of Europe, where he met Sir Dietrich Brandis at Kew, who arranged a tour through France and Germany. He writes about his experiences there and with the Larch Tree in Scotland. The Canadian Premier is enthusiastic about the Forest Convention in January.

August 22, 1905- Stewart addressed the National Wholesale Dealers Association. His speech will probably appear in the next "American Lumberman." Stewart lists some important people who plan to attend the January meeting.

January 18, 1906- Stewart thanks Dr. Schenck for attending the convention. The convention was a success and aroused interest in forestry. Stewart has seen the public sentiment towards forestry change over the last six years.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brandis, Dietrich, Sir, 1824-1907.
Laurier, Wilfrid, Sir, 1841-1919.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Stewart, E.
Corporate Names
American Lumberman (Firm)
Canadian Department of the Interior
Geographical Terms
Canada-Ontario-Ottawa
Europe-United Kingdom-England-Greater London
Subjects
Foresters
Forests and forestry--Canada--History
Materials
business letters
programs
tickets

Box.Folder 34.0029

E. G. Stillwell, Secretary, Consumers Lumber And Manufacturing Co., 1907 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from E. G. Stillwell, Secretary, Consumers Lumber And Manufacturing Co. Hendersonville, N.C. They considered buying lumber from, and selling lumber to, Biltmore Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Stillwell, E. G.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0030

Edgar D. Stone, Agent, Southern Railway Company, Office of the Land and Industrial Department. Asheville, N.C., 1905, 1906 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Edgar D. Stone, Agent, Southern Railway Company, Office of the Land and Industrial Department. Asheville, N.C. He was contacted by W. W. Glenn, Secretary of the Arlington Cotton Mills in Gastonia, N.C., about water power for a potential cotton mill on Davidson's River.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Glenn, W. W.
Stone, Edgar D.
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Water-power
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 34.0031

John T. Stone, 1905, 1906 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from John T. Stone. Baltimore, Maryland. He applied for his son, Wilmer T. Stone, to enter Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Stone, John T.
Geographical Terms
Maryland-Baltimore
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0032

T. B. Stone Lumber Co., 1896, 1908 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from T. B. Stone Lumber Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Schenck tried to sell them Biltmore lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
T. B. Stone Lumber Co.
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Hamilton-Cincinnati
Materials
announcements
bids
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0033

Geo. W. Strand, Secretary, Minnesota State Forestry Association, 1899 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Geo. W. Strand, Secretary, Minnesota State Forestry Association. Taylor's Falls, Minnesota. March 13, 1899- Received Dr. Schenck's membership fee.

October 24, 1899- Strand asks for a paper by Dr. Schenck that could be read at the next Minnesota State Forestry Association meeting.

December 4, 1899- Dr. Schenck sent a paper to be read at the meeting.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Strand, Geo. W.
Corporate Names
Minnesota State Forestry Association
Geographical Terms
Minnesota-Chisago-Taylor's Falls
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Minnesota--History
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0034

S. J. Shipman Stroup, 1902 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from S. J. Shipman Stroup of Arden, N.C. He wanted to meet with Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Stroup, S. J. Shipman
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0035

Studebaker Bros. Mfg. CO., 1901, 1902, 1907 (3 sheets)

Correspondence from Studebaker Bros. Mfg. Co. South Bend, Ind. They sent catalogues to Dr. Schenck. He considered purchasing their #1306 Park Wagon.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Studebaker Bros. Mfg. Co.
Geographical Terms
Indiana-Saint Joseph-South Bend
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0036

B. F. Sturtevant Co., 1895, 1900 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from B. F. Sturtevant Co. of Boston, MA. They asked for advice on drying lumber.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
B.F. Sturtevant Company
Geographical Terms
Massachusetts-Suffolk-Boston
Subjects
Lumber--Drying
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0037

M. M. Stuart, 1896 - 1906, non-dated (20 sheets)

Correspondence from M. M. Stuart. Pink Bed, N.C. He furnished lumber for Biltmore Estate. He also did some logging and sawmill work. July 11, 1903- Time list for "work on the Race."

January 9, 1905- Dr. Schenck found a housekeeper for Stuart.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Stuart, E. E.
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices

Box.Folder 34.0038

R. E. Sudderth, 1896 - 1903 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from R. E. Sudderth of Drexel, N.C. He did some work for Dr. Schenck. He sold wood.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sudderth, R. E.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Burke-Drexel
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0039

Ferd. J. Sudhow, Prop. United States Peasantry and Squab Farm, 1905, 1906 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from Ferd. J. Sudhow, Prop. United States Peasantry and Squab Farm. Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Dr. Schenck asked him to ship 100 English and Mongolian pheasant eggs to George Gillespie in Brevard, N.C. Includes information on more shipments of pheasant eggs, including English Ringneck Pheasant eggs.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sudow, Ferdinand Joseph, b. 1862.
Corporate Names
United States Pheasantry and Squab Farm
Geographical Terms
New York-Dutchess-Poughkeepsie
Subjects
Pheasants
Materials
business letters
invoices
postcards
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 34.0040

George B. Sudworth, Secretary, Society of American Foresters, 1901 - 1903 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from George B. Sudworth, Secretary, Society of American Foresters. Washington D.C. January 28, 1902- Sudworth writes that he is the new Chairman of the Society of American Forester's (SAF) Committee on Communications.

Meeting announcement.

Executives of SAF consider Dr. Schenck's request to be supplied with papers presented to the SAF.

May 4, 1903- Sir Dietrich Brandis will be voted upon for honorary membership during a special executive meeting.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brandis, Dietrich, Sir, 1824-1907.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Sudworth, Geo. B.
Corporate Names
Society of American Foresters
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
announcements
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0041

George B. Sudworth, Secretary, Society of American Foresters, 1904 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from George B. Sudworth, Secretary, Society of American Foresters. Washington D.C. February 16, 1904- Sudworth writing as Chief of Dendrology, U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry. He will be happy to advise Dr. Schenck on his development of forest policy.

SAF meeting announcements.

August 9, 1904- Sudworth again writing as Chief of Dendrology. Dr. Schenck asked where he could take Biltmore Forest School students on a two week trip in a Colorado Forest region. Sudworth recommends camping on Big Fish or Marvine Lake. They should leave from Glenwood Springs. Sudworth is still looking for a Dendrologist or Forest Botanist to teach revised courses at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Sudworth, Geo. B.
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Forestry.
Geographical Terms
Colorado-Garfield-Big Fish Lake
Colorado-Garfield-Glenwood Springs
Colorado-Rio Blanco-Marvine Lakes
District of Columbia
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Colorado
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
announcements
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0042

George B. Sudworth, Secretary, Society of American Foresters, 1905 - 1907 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from George B. Sudworth, Secretary, Society of American Foresters. Washington D. C. April 3, 1905- Sudworth received copies of Dr. Schenck's lectures on Forest Policy for the U.S.D.A., Bureau of Forestry, Dendrology library.

November 2, 1907- Copy of a letter from Lady Katharine Brandis, thanking the people who gave a lovely memorial cup to Sir Dietrich Brandis. Brandis was ill but he expressed his gratitude for the cup and appreciation for recent forestry advancements. Donors of the cup were as follows: Miss. Mira L. Dock, Mr. Gifford Pinchot, Prof. Henry S. Graves, Mr. Overton W. Price, Mr. Frederick Olmsted [Jr.], Mr. Thomas H. Sherrand, Mr. Theodore S. Woolsey, Mr. Hermann von Schrenk, Dr. C. A. Schenck and Mr. George C. Myers.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Brandis, Dietrich, Sir, 1824-1907.
Brandis, Katharine, Lady
Dock, Mira Lloyd, 1853-1945.
Graves, Henry Solon, 1871-1951.
Myers, George C.
Olmsted, Frederick Law Jr.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
Price, Overton W.
Schrenk, Hermann von
Sherrand, Thomas H.
Sudworth, Geo. B.
Woolsey, Theodore S.
Corporate Names
Society of American Foresters
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Foresters
Forestry teachers--United States--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
announcements
business letters
copies
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 34.0043

J. B. Sumner, Optician and Jeweler, 1896 - 1903 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from J. B. Sumner, Optician and Jeweler of Arden, N.C. He offered to sell deer, pistols and deer hides to Dr. Schenck. 1903, 1904- Correspondence between Dr. Schenck, J. B. Sumner, Geo. Weston and Beadle about a toll for teams passing through the road on Sumner's land.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Sumner, J. B.
Weston, George F.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Subjects
Toll roads
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 34.0044

J. B. Sumner, Optician and Jeweler, 1904 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from J. B. Sumner, Optician and Jeweler. Arden, N.C. January 7, 1904- Sumner is surprised Dr. Schenck wants to charge him for use of a fence after all he has done for Biltmore.

January 12, 1904- Sumner writes that Dr. Schenck and McNamee were nice to him, but not George Weston. Sumner want $4 a month to lease the use of his gate.

January 12, 1904- Letter from Edward Harding to Dr. Schenck. Harding suggests that Schenck negotiate with Sumner to "purchase a perpetual right of way" across his land near the Long Shoals gate.

January 24, 1904- Sumner writes that he will not deed the right of way, only lease it per year.

Dr. Schenck leased the gate per year.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
McNamee, Charles
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Sumner, J. B.
Weston, George F.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Arden
Subjects
Right of way
Toll roads
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0045

Lewis S. Sutliff, Treasurer, Brevard Tannin Company, 1903 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Lewis S. Sutliff, Treasurer, Brevard Tannin Company. Brevard, N.C. Correspondence regarding hauling of the bark that the Brevard Tannin Company contracted to purchase from Biltmore Estate. References to hauling by Mr. Reeves, Ed. Sumner, Annanias McCall, T. S. Gash and D. H. England.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Sutliff,Lewis S.
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Bark
Materials
business letters
lists

Box.Folder 34.0046

Lewis S. Sutliff, Treasurer, Brevard Tannin Company, 1904 - 1907 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from Lewis S. Sutliff, Treasurer, Brevard Tannin Company. Brevard, N.C. Correspondence concerning delivery, calculations and payment for bark purchased from Biltmore Estate.

June 7, 1906- Sutliff thanks Dr. Schenck for asking Merck & Company about testing with quercitrin. Sutliff would like to test with Black Oak Bark.

June 15, 1906- Mr. George L. Adams is also interested in using Black Oak Bark to prepare Chestnut Wood Extract.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Adams, George L.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Sutliff,Lewis S.
Corporate Names
Brevard Tannin Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Bark
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0047

J. S. Susmann, Treasurer, Tennessee Copper Company, 1905 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from J. S. Susmann, Treasurer, Tennessee Copper Company. New York, N.Y. Correspondence regarding Ducktown, Tennessee work. August 1, 1905- They thank Dr. Schenck for the information regarding the effects of sulphur fumes on vegetation.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Susmann, J. H.
Corporate Names
Tennessee Copper Company
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Tennessee-Polk-Ducktown
Subjects
Forestry consultants
Plants, Effect of sulphur on
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 34.0048

H. M. Suter, Secretary, The American Forestry Association; and Editor of "The Forester;" and Publisher of "Forestry and Irrigation", 1901 - 1906 (29 sheets)

Correspondence from H. M. Suter, Secretary, The American Forestry Association; and Editor of "The Forester;" and Publisher of "Forestry and Irrigation." Washington D.C. Requests for articles on Biltmore Forest School.

Selling advertising space in "The Forester" to Dr. Schenck.

October 18, 1901- Suter wishes to send copies of "The Forester" to Biltmore Forest School students.

January 19, 1903- Would like an outline of Biltmore Forest School's proposed trip through the far south, to be published in "Forestry and Irrigation."

January 21, 1903- Dr. Schenck was elected Vice-President for the State of North Carolina at the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Forestry Association (AFA).

September 4, 1903- Hope to publish Dr. Schenck's Minneapolis address in "Forestry and Irrigation."

May 16, 1904- Suter responds to Dr. Schenck's comments on the circular Suter prepared for the Bureau of Forestry on fires in the Adirondacks. The circulars were in great demand.

August 25, 1904- Plans for an American Forestry Congress that would replace the annual AFA meeting.

January 3, 1905- Dr. Schenck elected the 1905 Vice-President for the State of North Carolina at a recent business meeting of the AFA.

January 22, 1906- R. M. Carrier of Sardis, MI., who Dr. Schenck nominated as a member of AFA, was accepted.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Carrier, R. M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Suter, H. M.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Publications
Forestry and Irrigation
The Forester
Geographical Terms
District of Columbia
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 34.0049

Swannanoa Laundry, No dates, 1908 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Swannanoa Laundry in Asheville, N.C. Invoices for cleaning hand towels.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Swannanoa Laundry
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
invoices

Box.Folder 34.0050

E. M. Switzer, 1906, 1907 (7 sheets)

Correspondence from E. M. Switzer of Chicago, Il. He sent his son, John U. Switzer, to Biltmore Forest School. Switzer was expelled after he was "insolent and saucy" to Dr. Howe. Dr. Howe wrote E. M. Switzer, who was disappointed at his son being expelled.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Howe, Clifton D. (Clifton Durant), b. 1872.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Switzer, E. M.
Switzer, John W.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Geographical Terms
Illinois-Cook-Chicago
Materials
business letters
copies
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 34.0051

Rodney Rush Swope, Rector of All Souls' Church, 1902 - 1906, non-dated (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Rodney Rush Swope, Rector of All Souls' Church. Biltmore, N.C. He visited Dr. Schenck. December 10, 1902- Dr. Swope is afraid the Case children need a school more advanced than the one they offer.

December 15, 1903- Christmas presents will be distributed at the Ranch-house, Biltmore, at 3 p.m. on Christmas Day.

June 21, 1904- Dr. Schenck contributed to a testimonial and a gift cup presented to Charles McNamee as he prepared to leave Biltmore. Mr. Harker had a farewell music service. Mr. and Mrs. McNamee will leave for good after Miss. Battle's wedding. Dr. Swope looks forward to his vacation due to the stress of personality conflicts that year.

June 20, 1905- Dr. Briggs could perform a free operation in the hospital on H. J. Hamilton's eye.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Briggs, H. H.
Harker, F. Flaxington
McNamee, Charles
McNamee, Julia Austin Lord
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Swope, Dr. [Rev. Rodney Rush Swope]
Corporate Names
All Souls' Church
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Materials
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 34.0052

Office of "Sylvan Valley News", 1903, 1908 (3 sheets)

Correspondence to and from the Office of "Sylvan Valley News." Brevard, N.C. Dr. Schenck hoped they would publish the letters he wrote to the district Congressman and Senators concerning the possible abolishment of the tariff on woodgoods.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Publications
Sylvan Valley News
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Tariff on wood products
Materials
copies
form letters