Finding Aid for Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series H, Sub-series H.1 Correspondence from Edward Harding to Dr. Schenck


Collection Information


Abstract:
Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, sent the correspondence contained in Sub-series H.1 to the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Office. These letters, memorandums, copies and notes contain information about the business aspects of the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department under the management of Dr. Carl Schenck. The correspondence concerns accounting, employee relations, real estate purchases and rental properties. There are references to George Vanderbilt and correspondence from Biltmore Estate Superintendent, Charles McNamee in this Sub-series.
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Date Completed
2002
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Descriptive Summary

Creator
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office
Title
Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series H, Sub-series H.1 Correspondence from Edward Harding to Dr. Schenck, July 1895 - September 1905, 1896 - 1905, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/H.1
Extent
36 folders
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the The Biltmore Company, Museum Services Department, Archives Division.
Restrictions to Access
The Biltmore Company Archives are made available to selected researchers. Use with permission from The Biltmore Company, Asheville, North Carolina.
Acquisitions Information
Correspondence received by Doctor Carl Alwin Schenck during his career as Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager.
Preferred Citation
Series H, Sub-series H.1 Correspondence from Edward Harding to Dr. Schenck, July 1895 - September 1905, 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

These records are stored in the place where they fall alphabetically within Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series H.

Collection Organization

Documents were placed in acid free folders by chronological order. There are an average of 25 sheets of paper per folder.

Online Catalog Terms

Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Ketchum, E. G.
McNamee, Charles
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
French Broad Lumber Mill
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forest management
Forests and forestry--Finance
Lumbering
Management
Materials
business letters
calculations
copies
lists
memorandums
notes
reports

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Container List

Box.Folder 16.0007

Edward Harding, July 1895 - February 1896 (19 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. July 13, 1895- Has no large scale map of Pisgah Forest.

Accounting and employee issues.

January 6, 1896- Differences between the Woodworking Company and the Splitting Plant.

January 25, 1896- J. W. Cogburn, a teamster at the French Broad Lumber Mill, says his time was not reported correctly by Mr. Losey.

February 1, 1896- McNamee attending his brother's funeral.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cogburn, J. W.
Harding, Edward
Losey, Pat
McNamee, Charles
Corporate Names
Asheville Woodworking Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
calculations

Box.Folder 16.0008

Edward Harding, March - May 1896 (24 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. March 5, 1896- McNamee needs all of George Vanderbilt's railroad cars to haul earth for grading.

Accounting and employee issues.

April 1, 1896- Harding listed some expenses of Dr. Schenck's department.

April 3, 1896- Harding comments on Schenck's estimate of departmental expenses.

April 28, 1896- List of requisitions for blacksmiths' coal.

May 14, 1896- A fire started on Mr. Penner's land on Busbee Mountain and spread to George Vanderbilt's land there.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
McNamee, Charles
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Busbee Mountain
Subjects
Forest fires
Forests and forestry--Finance
Management
Materials
business letters
calculations
menus

Box.Folder 16.0009

Edward Harding, June 1896 - May 1897 (25 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. November 6, 1896- Stop all work in department and send all men home. Sudden death of Mr. Vanderbilt's mother.

February 6, 1897- Please evict family of former tenant, Joseph W. Fletcher, from the Case house.

March 12, 1897- M. B. Wilkinson threatens to sue the Biltmore Lumber Company.

April 6, 1897- Harding comments on Schenck's estimated monthly departmental expenses.

May 24, 1897- Passes will not be needed to visit Biltmore Estate on Sunday.

May 25, 1897- Should employee John Farnsworth, an African-American tenant of the Estate, guard the fence near the Busbee gate so that people will not climb over it to gather wild strawberries?

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Farnsworth, John
Harding, Edward
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Wilkinson, M. B.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Lumber Company
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Finance
Landlord and tenant
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0010

Edward Harding, June - September 1897 (25 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. June 4, 1897- Complaints about poor quality of cord-wood supplied by the Forestry Department.

July 7, 1897- George Vanderbilt said that Schenck could spend $100 for barbed wire fencing and charge it to "Pisgah Forest, Protection."

August 17, 1897- Harding hears Mr. Gash is to purchase Robert English's land.

August 19, 1897- Biltmore Estate will be happy to welcome members of the American Forestry Association, Sept. 17, 1897.

August 30, 1897- Harding approves John C. Cairnes as Assistant Ranger for the Pink Bed Range at $30 per month.

September 1, 1897- Estate office will close on Labor Day.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cairnes, John C.
Harding, Edward
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
American Forestry Association
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Forest protection
Forests and forestry--Finance
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0011

Edward Harding, October 1897 - January 1898 (25 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. December 15, 1897- One-horse wagons with narrow tires are allowed on Biltmore Estate.

January 28, 1898- Letter about J. B. Stewart's land, Tract 111.

References to land sales and leases.

January 31, 1898- Isolated tract to the north of Bradley's Creek mouth will be called Tract 257.

January 31, 1898- White Rock Ridge property situated west of Warren's Creek is 258. Easterly part along headwaters on Warren's Creek is 259.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0012

Edward Harding, February 1898 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Leases and land sales. February 4, 1898- Mr. Ramseur sent to investigate Tracts 258, 259.

February 5, 1898- Tracts 29, 33 and 24.

February 12, 1898- Please instruct the ranger in charge of the Plateau Farm to evict Alexander Ballard from the old schoolhouse.

February 12, 1898- Thomas L. Brackens making a claim on Tract 261, formerly 16.

Gash & Pless handling legal real estate issues.

February 16, 1898- Questions about Tract 7, land quit-claimed to George Vanderbilt by John W. Lamance and his wife.

February 17, 1898- Court case for overflow in Mills River.

February 18, 1898- Tracts 262 - 264.

February 19, 1898- Biltmore Office will be closed for Washington's Birthday.

February 28, 1898- Should deal on Tract 75, C. L. and W. K. Osborne's land on Looking Glass Creek, be closed?

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ballard, Alexander
Brackens, Thomas L.
Harding, Edward
Ramseur, H. M.
Corporate Names
Gash & Pless
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Mills River
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0013

Edward Harding, March 1898 (35 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. March 2, 1898- Mr. Beadle says wire screens scattered over the deer-park are to be used in training vines on the Library Terrace.

Accounting and employee issues.

Land sales and leases, including many references to land tracts.

March 9, 1898- Tract 65.

March 14, 1898- Proposed road from the Pink Beds to Pigeon Gap.

March 15, 1898- Have the schoolhouse torn down if Alexander Ballard has left it.

Surveying Tracts 267 and 267A.

Gash & Pless handling legal real estate issues.

March 30, 1898- Tom Wilson trespass case.

March 31, 1898- Harding thanks Schenck for reports and maps of George Vanderbilt's holdings in Henderson and Transylvania Counties.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ballard, Alexander
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Harding, Edward
Corporate Names
Gash & Pless
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0014

Edward Harding, April - June 1898 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. April 2, 1898- Tract 65. John G. Stamey and wife to George Vanderbilt.

April 4, 1898- Ejectment suits for Tracts 74, 38, 44, 223 and 71. Suits against Hiram W. King, W. P. Galloway, Daniel McCall, James G. McCall, Sinyard and others.

Gash & Pless handling legal real estate matters.

Land sales and leases, including references to many land tracts.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
McCall, Daniel
Stamey, J. G.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Gash & Pless
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0015

Edward Harding, July - December 1898 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues including employee theft.

August 11, 1898- Questions on reconstructing the boat at the lower ferry.

October 18, 1898- Wagons with three-inch tires may be admitted. Ejectment suit against Daniel McCall, Tract 51, not yet in court.

December 9, 1898- Request for Christmas list data.

Land sales and leases, including names of land tracts.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
McCall, Daniel
Subjects
Employee theft
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0016

Edward Harding, 1899 (40 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. February 15, 1899- Oil stove in Dr. Schenck's bathroom exploded. Use of oil stoves void insurance.

July 19, 1899- Accident of Greely Green.

Land sales and leases, including names of land tracts.

Gash & Pless handling legal real estate matters.

December 15, 1899- Annotated list of cottages on Biltmore Estate said to be occupied by tenants from the Forestry Department.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Green, Greely
Harding, Edward
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Gash & Pless
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0017

Edward Harding, January - April 1900 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land sales and leases, including the names of many tracts of land.

Gash & Pless handling legal real estate matters.

February 20, 1900- Biltmore Office to be closed for Washington's Birthday.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Corporate Names
Gash & Pless
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0018

Edward Harding, May - December 1900 (38 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land sales and leases, including the names of many tracts of land. Many letters to Mrs. E. G. Ketchum.

September 3, 1900- Biltmore Office to close for Labor Day.

September 17, 1900- Mr. Gash said judgment was rendered for the plaintiff in Vanderbilt vs Sizemore and Vanderbilt vs Picklesimer.

October 4, 1900- Mica mines leased in Pisgah Forest to Kitchens and Richardson. Lease expiring.

October 31, 1900- Where is the portable saw-mill from the French Broad Lumber Mill's yard?

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Harding, Edward
Ketchum, E. G.
Pickelsimer, R. J.
Corporate Names
French Broad Lumber Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Mica industry
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0019

Edward Harding, March - August 1901 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues.

July 30, 1901- Daniel McCall owes for three promissory notes.

August 29, 1901- Biltmore Office to close for Labor Day.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
McCall, Daniel
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0020

Edward Harding, September - December 1901 (25 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land sales and leases, including the names of tracts of land.

1901- Biltmore Office will close on September 19 to pay respect to the late President McKinley.

October 12, 1901- Watchman expenses.

December 4, 1901- Estate has no power to order employees to be vaccinated, though vaccinations are strongly recommended.

December 31, 1901- Insurance policies for rangers.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
Subjects
Insurance, Employers' liability
Vaccination
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums
notes

Box.Folder 16.0021

Edward Harding, January - September 1902 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. January 4, 1902- Samuel H. Reed wrote about Ledbetter's title and Case-Hilliard-Sluder title.

January 4, 1902- George Vanderbilt allowing Harding to sign promissory notes.

August 27, 1902- Mr. Rankin's report on accident of Arthur Logan at Davidson's River will not be good enough for the Fidelity & Causality Company.

September 9, 1902- W. A. Goff was hurt while sawing wood. He was then watching the Swannanoa Gate. Schenck believes he should be put on half pay and the balance charged to the charities section of the budget.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Goff, W. A.
Harding, Edward
Logan, Arthur
Reed, Samuel H.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Insurance, Employers' liability
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0022

Edward Harding, October - December 1902 (38 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. October 20, 1902- Harding closing Estate accounts with the Blue Ridge National Bank.

October 27, 1902- Budgeting for purchases of teams.

Harding's questions to Dr. Schenck about his budget.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Corporate Names
Blue Ridge National Bank
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Finance
Materials
business letters
invoices
lists
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0023

Edward Harding, January - February 1903 (31 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. January 16, 1903- George Vanderbilt's amendments to original and supplemental budgets prepared by Dr. Schenck for the Forestry Department. Harding explains and questions George Vanderbilt's deductions.

January 27, 1903- Harding asks more questions about Forestry Department budget and supplemental budget.

February 16, 1903- Harding tells Dr. Schenck to tell Mrs. Ronci to allow Henry K. Bull, leasing Hillcote, onto the Estate at any time.

Land sales and leases.

February 19, 1903- Have the logs for the four-room house at Buck Spring Lodge been sent to the sawmill?

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bull, H. [Henry] K. [King]
Harding, Edward
Ronci, Joanna
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Buck Spring Lodge
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Finance
Management
Materials
business letters
lists
memorandums
notes

Box.Folder 16.0024

Edward Harding, March - May 1903 (37 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land sales and leases, including the names of many tracts of land.

March 13, 1903- Harding requests a list of employees living on the Estate who keep dogs.

March 17, 1903- References to injury of James V. Blythe.

March 19, 1903- Opening a new account, "Improvements, Buck Spring Lodge." George Vanderbilt instructed alterations on the Lodge.

April 23, 1903- Harding questions the special budget for the Forestry Department. A copy of the special budget is attached.

May 14, 1903- Ask storekeepers to get witnesses to sign their names when a man who cannot write makes his mark.

May 16, 1903- George Vanderbilt decided not to have cabin by the Busbee gate torn down.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Buck Spring Lodge
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Finance
Management
Materials
budgets
business letters
copies
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0025

Edward Harding, June - August 1903 (27 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land sales and leases, including the names of many tracts of land. July 16, 1903- Mr. Hamlet came to the office with a large map of various tracts in the Forge grant.

August 3, 1903- Price to transport peafowls.

Mr. Bruncken discharged.

August 17, 1903- More on Mr. Bruncken's controversy with Dr. Schenck. Bruncken may bring a law suit against George Vanderbilt.

August 18, 1903- Mr. Gash plans to spend a few weeks in the Pink Beds and would like to fish.

August 18, 1903- Harding spoke to Mr. Reed over Mr. Bruncken's claim for disbursements.

Copy of proposed contracts for right of way through Deaver family lands and to build a railway depot. Includes September 20, 1903 response from J. F. Hays, General Manager of Transylvania Railroad Company. He does not agree with the contracts.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bruncken, Ernest, 1865-1933.
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Hamlet, A. A.
Harding, Edward
Hays, J. F.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Transylvania Railroad Company
Subjects
Employees--Dismissal of
Right of way
Materials
business letters
contract awards
copies
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0026

Edward Harding, September 1903 (28 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land sales and leases, including the names of many tracts of land. September 4, 1903- Mr. Lipe going to Davidson's River to inspect the suspension bridge Mr. Rankin is building near the station.

September 11, 1903- Mrs. Edith Vanderbilt asks for Christmas list. It will be transferred to Mrs. Swope.

September 16, 1903- George Vanderbilt's property seems to be overvalued in Transylvania County as it was in Buncombe County. Could the valuations be disputed and corrected as they were in Buncombe County?

September 29, 1903- Bridge between the lower ferry and Lagoon is in need of repair.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Lipe, J. [James] C.
Swope, Rodeny R., Mrs.
Vanderbilt, Edith
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe
North Carolina-Transylvania
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Subjects
Suspension bridges--Design and construction
Materials
business letters
memorandums
notes

Box.Folder 16.0027

Edward Harding, October 1903 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. October 1, 1903- Frank Stevens says J. P. McMinn, a former Forestry Department employee who lives near the Stevens mill-dam, is very ill from typhoid fever. Should protect the water supply and give help to McMinn.

Accounting and employee issues.

Land sales and leases, including the names of many tracts of land.

October 12, 1903- Deed from Julia A. Ledbetter to George Vanderbilt covering 106 acres on Busbee Mountain was recorded January 23, 1903.

October 16, 1903- Asked Gash to file a petition at the next meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Transylvania County to request a reduction in George Vanderbilt's tax assessment.

October 17, 1903- Spoke with Judge Merrimon about the proposed agreement between the Transylvania Railroad Co., Robert R. Deaver and others.

October 22 and 23, 1903- Not enough money in the budget at present to pay Pisgah Forest employees.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Deaver, R. R.
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Harding, Edward
Ledbetter, Julia
McMinn, J. P.
Merrimon, Judge
Stevens, Frank
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Transylvania Railroad Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Busbee Mountain
North Carolina-Transylvania
Subjects
Management
Typhoid fever
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0028

Edward Harding, November 1903 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land sales.

November 3, 1903- Dr. Schenck over budget, including extra lumber sawed for Looking Glass Lodge.

November 3, 1903- Much poaching has been going on, especially near the poultry house.

November 30, 1903- Christmas list going to Mrs. Swope.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Swope, Rodeny R., Mrs.
Corporate Names
Looking Glass Lodge
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0029

Edward Harding, December 1903 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. December 15, 1903- J. R. Sumner does not like his current arrangement with his road and Long Shoals gate.

December 21 and 23, 1903- Let Mrs. Ronci know of George Vanderbilt's changes to policy for issuing passes.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Ronci, Joanna
Sumner, John
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 16.0030

Edward Harding, January 1904 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Is Mrs. Ronci included in the Christmas-tree list? Is she on the office Christmas list?

January 11, 1904- Dr. Sevier suggests all employees should be vaccinated against smallpox. Please continue to quarantine Tilson Moore, and possibly destroy the home he was renting. Dr. Sevier believes smallpox may be spreading from the mule stables. Harding did not know Schenck was building new stables at the old Cocke Farm.

January 14, 1904- Glad all teamsters are vaccinated. Money for the vaccinations could be drawn from the "Contingent Fund." Have Dr. Sevier fumigate Tilson's home.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Moore, Tilson
Ronci, Joanna
Subjects
Vaccination
Materials
business letters
memorandums

Box.Folder 16.0031

Edward Harding, February 1904 (22 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land sales and leases, including the names of many tracts of land. February 3, 1904- Paying George Vanderbilt's Transylvania County taxes along with Mr. Gash.

February 13, 1904- Approved loss of time for teamsters due to their vaccinations.

February 19, 1904- Description of the land George T. Jones is offering for sale.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Harding, Edward
Jones, George
Subjects
Vaccination
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0001

Edward Harding, March - April 1904 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. April 11, 1904- Dr. Schenck's house, Woodcote, now unoccupied.

Statement of the Accounts of Forestry Department for the Five Months Ending March 31.

April 18, 1904- Insurance on Woodcote means a vacancy permit is not needed.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Woodcote
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Finance
Management
Materials
business letters
financial statements
invoices
memorandums

Box.Folder 17.0002

Edward Harding, May 1904 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. May 12, 1904- Dr. Schenck overspending. Harding should tell George Vanderbilt, but will not this time.

May 24, 1904- Injury of L. H. Case at Horse Cove.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, L. H.
Harding, Edward
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Finance
Management
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0003

Edward Harding, June 1904 (23 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. Land purchases.

More on accident of L. H. Case at Horse Cove.

June 9, 1904- Appears to be a going away event for McNamee.

June 10, 1904- Dr. Schenck doing better at balancing his budget.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Case, L. H.
Harding, Edward
McNamee, Charles
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Subjects
Management
Materials
business letters
receipts

Box.Folder 17.0004

Edward Harding, July - August 1904 (33 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues. July 2, 1904- Agreement was reached between Transylvania Railroad Company, Deaver and others.

July 8, 1904- Harding asked Judge Merrimon to recommend a good lawyer near Brevard who could take care of George Vanderbilt's Transylvania County business, as Mr. Gash was not well. Merrimon said to stay with Gash.

August 5, 1904- Harding not certain how to list Pickelsimer land in Transylvania County tax records.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Gash, W. A., Attorney at Law
Harding, Edward
Merrimon, Judge
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Transylvania Railroad Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 17.0005

Edward Harding, September - October 1904 (39 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Accounting and employee issues.

References to Frank Littleford, Thomas S. Littleford and the Burger property.

September 12, 1904- Summary of Dr. Schenck's budget.

September 23, 1904- Busbee reservoir and Swannanoa Gate watchmen put in Schenck's budget.

October 5, 1904- Beadle will take charge of all the matters that had been in Mr. Walter's care.

October 8, 1904- George Vanderbilt's taxes in Henderson, Haywood, Buncombe and Transylvania Counties.

October 11, 1904- Land payments in October budget.

October 11, 1904- Trial balance of budget for Forestry Department for September.

October 18, 1904- George Vanderbilt acquired the entire Burton Brown tract.

October 21, 1904- Rhodes house.

October 28, 1904- Planning for Dr. Schenck's budget.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Harding, Edward
Littleford, Frank
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe
North Carolina-Haywood
North Carolina-Henderson
North Carolina-Transylvania
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Finance
Management
Materials
business letters
notes
receipts

Box.Folder 17.0006

Edward Harding, November - December 1904 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. No-date and December 5, December 20 and December 23, 1904- Lawrence Cogburn requests payment for past work.

November 23, 1904- Deeds to be executed after Mrs. Schenck's return.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Cogburn, Lawrence
Harding, Edward
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 17.0007

Edward Harding, January - June 1907 (31 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. Promissory notes falling due.

April 4, 1905- Check written to N. C. State Geologist, Holmes, in February as a contribution towards the survey of the Balsam District.

May 24, 1905- Budget for Forest Store.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Holmes, Booth & Haydens; Brass Manufacturers
Corporate Names
North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Materials
business letters
calculations
notes

Box.Folder 17.0008

Edward Harding, July - August 1905 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. July 14, 1905- Sorry to hear Forest Store was robbed.

July 19, 1905- Harding leaving Biltmore. George Vanderbilt decided to abolish the Financial Department, which means Mr. Jefferies and Mr. Roach will also be unemployed. Harding thinks George Vanderbilt wishes various departments to deposit their profits into the bank. An auditor will examine accounts at irregular intervals. Harding says he liked working for George Vanderbilt but was not living up to his potential.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Management
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 17.0009

Edward Harding, September 1905 (21 sheets)

Correspondence from Biltmore Estate Treasurer/Auditor, Edward Harding, to Forestry Department Manager, Dr. Carl Schenck. September 6, 1905- Organization of fire insurance on the Estate. List of fire insurance of the Forestry Department. George Vanderbilt said insurance should be distributed among the three Asheville firms: Aston, Rawles & Co., Waddell & Coxe and Rutledge, Patterson, Webb & Co.

September 13, 20, 26- Accident of teamster, J. V. Parker.

September 25, 1905- Forest school student rode through J. B. Sumner's fence.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Harding, Edward
Parker, J. B.
Sumner, John
Corporate Names
Aston, Rawls & Co.
Rutledge & Patterson
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Fire insurance agents
Insurance, Fire
Materials
business letters
receipts