Finding Aid for Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series T


Collection Information


Abstract:
Series T of The Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records contains business and personal correspondence dated 1896 to 1909, predominately incoming correspondence collected and preserved by George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Office. Copies of outgoing correspondence, presumably letters written by Biltmore Estate Forest Manager, Dr. Carl Alwin Schenck are included. Series T includes information from R. J. Tighe, Secretary of the Asheville Branch of the Audubon Society of North Carolina. There are letters from C. V. R. Townsend, who was a Land Agent of The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. There are also letters from H. L. Tucker, an employee of C. A. Schenck & Co. He did surveying work for the Eddy Lake Cypress Co. in Eddy Lake, Florida and Conway, South Carolina. Series T 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 T, 1896 - 1909, 1896 - 1909, (Bulk)
Call Number
2/T
Extent
50 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 T, 1896 - 1909, Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, The Biltmore Company, Museum Services Department, Archives Division, Asheville, North Carolina
Copyright Notice
The Biltmore Company retains copyright of these materials.

Scope and Content Note

Like the other series in the Biltmore Estate Forestry Department Manager's Records, Series T documents the formation of scientific forestry across the world. Series T contains the letters of F. E. Thrall, Millwright & Sawmill Operator in 1896 at the French Broad Saw Mill.

Series T also contains correspondence to Dr. Schenck from R. J. Tighe, Secretary of the Asheville Branch of the Audubon Society of North Carolina. Tighe sent a copy of an Act incorporating the Audubon Society of North Carolina and providing for the preservation of North Carolina Song and Game Birds. He also sent a cloth poster that states laws concerning game birds in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

C. V. R. Townsend was Land Agent for The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. Dr. Schenck sent Biltmore Forest School graduates to work at The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. In addition, Townsend wrote a personal letter to Dr. Schenck in which he explained his views on industry's role in reforestation, conservation of forests and protection of timber lands from forest fires.

Series T also includes information from H. L. Tucker. In 1905 he did surveying work for C. A. Schenck & Co. at the Eddy Lake Cypress Co.'s lands in Eddy Lake, Florida and Conway, S.C. He sent Dr. Schenck reports on his work and his findings.

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
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Thrall, F. E.
Tighe, R. J.
Townsend, C. V. R.
Tucker, H. L.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Biltmore Forest School
Cleveland-Cllifs Iron Co.
Eddy Lake Cypress Co.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
South Carolina-Horry-Conway
Subjects
Birds, Protection of--Law and legislation
Birds, Protection of--Societies and clubs
Forest mapping
Forest surveys
Forestry schools and education--North Carolina--History
Forests and forestry--Michigan--Management
Forests and forestry--North Carolina--Management
Forests and forestry--United States--History
Materials
advertisements
announcements
bids
business letters
fliers (printed matter)
postcards
postcards
telegrams

Related Material

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Container List

Box.Folder 35.0001

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1896 - 1903 (20 sheets)

February 12, 1900- A senior at Purdue University inquires about Biltmore Forest School.

November 4, 1901- Writer learned of Biltmore Forest School through Mr. Defebaugh's article in his "American Lumberman."

August 31, 1903- Writer contacts Dr. Schenck for information on Biltmore Forest School after being inspired by an article, "The Disappearing Forests," in the Farm Journal on Forestry.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0002

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1904 - 1905 (17 sheets)

June 13, 1905- A married, 37-year-old man asks Dr. Schenck if taking a course at Biltmore Forest School would be sufficient training to make a "respectable livelihood" in Forestry.

August 5, 1905- Inquiry if Dr. Schenck will take a Russian Jewish refugee as a work/study student at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 35.0003

Biltmore Forest School Inquiries and Applications, 1906 (8 sheets)

February 5, 1906- Part of a response to a query about Biltmore Forest School. The writer tells of how Biltmore Forest School is a technical school, as opposed to a University. Advice on high school classes to take in preparation for entering Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--History
Materials
business letters
copies
postcards

Box.Folder 35.0004

Job Applicants, 1896 - 1906 (8 sheets)

May 4, 1903- Dr. Schenck offers Joe Thompson a summer job of hauling tan-bark, with his own team, at Davidson River, N.C.

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

Box.Folder 35.0005

Correspondence Regarding the Purchase of Products or Services, 1897 - 1907 (17 sheets)

March 14, 1899- Southern Railway Company cannot give special travel rates to Biltmore Forest School students who go through the south to investigate lumber districts.

January 13, 1905- Theobald & Brandl Caterers of Asheville, N.C. charge Dr. Schenck for sixty pounds of candy.

September 2, 1907- Tennessee Copper Company Merchandise Department sent Dr. Schenck folding camp chairs and wagon covers.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Materials
business letters
memorandums
notes
postcards

Box.Folder 35.0006

Correspondence Regarding Land Sales/Purchases, 1901 - 1908 (18 sheets)

February 7, 1898- N. C. Secretary of State sent copy, not included, of State Grant to J. H. Hall and B. H. West.

June 24, 1901- Offer to purchase 190 Big Cove Tract in Gloucester, Tract 33.

January 29, 1902- Tract 111.

January 29, 1906- A. L. Tinsley writes about signing his lease. Tract 69.

November 28, 1907- T. H. Tabor and wife of Ellijay, GA executed a deed for Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
contracts
copies
envelopes

Box.Folder 35.0007

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies as Customers or Potential Customers of Biltmore Lumber, 1896 - 1908 (36 sheets)

This folder includes correspondence concerning the sale of both lumber and firewood. It includes Dr. Schenck's correspondence with various lumber companies.

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

Box.Folder 35.0008

Correspondence Regarding Lumber Sales/Purchases: People and Companies Selling or Wishing to Sell Lumber, 1896 - 1907 (6 sheets)

This folder contains miscellaneous correspondence from persons who sold, or wanted to sell, lumber to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 35.0009

Correspondence Regarding Dr. Schenck's Services for Estimating the Values of Timber Lands, 1904, 1905 (5 sheets)

This folder contains miscellaneous correspondence to C. A. Schenck & Co.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 35.0010

People Selling Animals, 1902 - 1908 (5 sheets)

December 2, 1902- Request to buy a Dachshund from Dr. Schenck. January 1906- Dr. Schenck wishes to take a mule on a trial basis before purchasing it.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 35.0011

Correspondence Concerning Rental Properties, Including Persons Boarding Biltmore Forest School Students and Dr. Schenck's Employees, 1904, 1908 (2 sheets)

This folder contains miscellaneous correspondence concerning rental properties.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0012

Requests for Copies of Dr. Schenck's Books and Pamphlets, 1906 - 1909 (6 sheets)

May 10, 1909- C. A. Smith Timber Company of Minneapolis, Minn. orders twelve of Dr. Schenck's Cruisers' Tables for use by their own cruisers.

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

Box.Folder 35.0013

Individuals, Corporations and Government Departments Sending Literature to Dr. Schenck, 1898 - 1907 (7 sheets)

This folder includes fliers with copies of translations of testimonials, or letters of reference, written in German for A. Harold Unwin. Unwin's transcript was also copied and printed on the flier.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Unwin, A. Harold
Materials
announcements
business letters
testimonials
transcripts
translations

Box.Folder 35.0014

Inquiries Regarding Passes, 1896, 1904 (2 sheets)

June 15, 1904- W. W. Turner, former General Secretary of the Asheville Young Men's Christian Association, asks Dr. Schenck for a permit to fish in the Pink Beds, under recommendation of their mutual friend, Dr. Battle.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Battle, S. Westray
Turner, W. W.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0015

Correspondence Regarding Employees and Contracted Laborers, 1903, 1904 (8 sheets)

February 2, 1903- List of payments made to Jim Tinsley. March 15, 1903- [Mary Thompson?] protests that she did not get paid as much as [other?] cooks.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
business letters
lists
receipts

Box.Folder 35.0016

Correspondence from Biltmore Forest School Including Information about Specific Students, 1899 - 1907 (11 sheets)

September 26, 1903- Grace B. Tibbitts wants to know how her brother, Harrison Burrall, is doing at Biltmore Forest School. 1904- F. H. Tucker wants to know how his son, Herman L. Tucker, is doing at Biltmore Forest School.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burrall, Harry D.
Tucker, H. L.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0017

Correspondence Relating to Community Issues, 1898 - 1908 (8 sheets)

March 16, 1899- Trull & Pless have some wire laid at Buck Spring Lodge. The roads there are very wet.

Committeemen of an unnamed committee thank R. R. Swope, Dr. Schenck, C. D. Beadle and A. S. Wheeler for refreshments on Christmas Day.

November 25, 1902- Miss. R. R. Tinsley asks Dr. Schenck if he will arrange for and finance an eye operation for her brother, James N. Tinsley.

January 25, 1903- R. R. Tinsley thanks Dr. Schenck.

February 13, 1904- Dr. Schenck invited to a "Book Social" at the Asheville Y.M.C.A. The Women's Auxiliary, who are hosting, wish everyone to bring a book to donate to the new library room at the Y.M.C.A.

January 11, 1906- The Champion Coated Paper Company decided not to move from Canton to Asheville or Davidson's River.

June 5, 1908- Letter about school tax in Pisgah Forest.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beadle, Chauncey Delos
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Swope, Dr. [Rev. Rodney Rush Swope]
Tinsley, R. R.
Wheeler, A. S., Dr.
Corporate Names
Champion Paper and Fibre Company
Young Men's Christian Association (Asheville, N.C.)
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Mountain people
Mountain roads--Maintenance and repair
School taxes--Law and legislation
Materials
business letters
copies
form letters

Box.Folder 35.0018

Groups and Organizations, 1896 - 1904 (10 sheets)

December 7, 1896- The Forestry Department of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition requests an exhibit of George Vanderbilt's forestry efforts.

July 8, 1901- Dr. Schenck paid membership fee for The National League of Improvement Associations.

Two letters from the Brevard Epworth School, a Methodist Episcopal Industrial School located in Brevard, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
National League of Improvement Associations
Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Tennessee-Davidson-Nashville
Materials
business letters
envelopes
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 35.0019

General Requests to Dr. Schenck Regarding Forestry, 1899 - 1906 (14 sheets)

January 10, 1899- The Trenton Iron Company advises Dr. Schenck to travel to Norfolk, VA to see Richard Lamb's logging machinery at work.

March 20, 1900- Writer thanks Dr. Schenck for advising him to read Mr. Bruncken's book on Forestry. He notes that Dr. Schenck admires the book.

June 29, 1906- Dillion Tierney of Minn. wishes Dr. Schenck's advice on the timber estimating procedure he formulated.

September 5, 1906- Walter Tower requests information for the "comprehensive history of the forestry movement in America" that he is writing.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Bruncken, Ernest, 1865-1933.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Geographical Terms
Virginia-Norfolk-Norfolk
Subjects
Lumbering--Equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0020

School Teachers for Pisgah, 1901 (16 sheets)

Grouping of letters from women applying to teach school in the Pink Beds area of Transylvania County, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Rural schools
Teachers
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0021

Miscellaneous, 1897 - 1909, non-dated (18 sheets)

This folder includes correspondence in German and miscellaneous correspondence. December 1902- Two letters from the U.S. Division of Customs, Treasury Department concerning duty on imported plants.

Online Catalog Terms
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
copies
memorandums
notes
postcards
stamps (exchange media)

Box.Folder 35.0022

J. M. Talioferro, 1907 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from J. M. Talioferro of Candler, N.C. He took meteorological reports for Dr. Schenck. May 3, 1907- Francis O'Kelley was supposed to take the reports in Talioferro's absence, but he didn't know how to take them. Talioferro is concerned about fire protection; they have dynamite there.

July 6, 1907- Talioferro wants a horse so that it will be easier for him to get his mail and groceries.

August 1, 1907- Talioferro recommends Walter O'Kelley for his position.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Talioferro, J. M.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Candler
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0023

Taylor Manufacturing Company, Oil Mill Department, 1906 - 1909 (16 sheets)

Correspondence from Taylor Manufacturing Company, Oil Mill Department. Columbia, S.C. They sold cotton seed hulls to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Taylor Manufacturing Company, Oil Mill Department
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Richland-Columbia
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 35.0024

Henry Taylor, 1904, 1905 (12 sheets)

Correspondence from Henry Taylor at Davidson's River. He distributed horse feed at Davidson's River. Non-dated list of Taylor's work and money due. Chores included fixing tools, feeding fish and trapping mice in barn. September 4, 1905- Taylor repaired bridge and weeded pines.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Taylor, Henry
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Davidson River
Materials
business letters
lists
notes
reports

Box.Folder 35.0025

Dr. Gaillard S. Tennent, Diseases of the Eye, 1903 - 1905 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Dr. Gaillard S. Tennent, Diseases of the Eye. Asheville, N.C. July 24, 1903- Asks Dr. Schenck to mark the boundaries of George Vanderbilt's lands, routes near springs, and cabins he could use while hiking, on the map that he sent. He also wanted Dr. Schenck to correct the map and outline the shortest route into Brevard or Toxaway from the Tennessee Bald.

May 31, 1905- Planning a camping trip in Balsam. He and friends wish to camp along the trail from Tennessee Bald to Pisgah. He is still mapping hiking trails.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Tennent, Gaillard S.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Balsam Grove
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
Subjects
Hiking
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0026

Tennessee Mill Co., 1903 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from Tennessee Mill Co. Estill Springs, TN. They sold Nellie King Flour, bran, meal and shipstuff to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Tennessee Mill Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Franklin-Estill Springs
Materials
bids
business letters
form letters
lists
postcards

Box.Folder 35.0027

Tennessee Mill Co., 1904 - 1905 (26 sheets)

Correspondence from Tennessee Mill Co. Estill Springs, TN. They sold Nellie King Flour, bran, meal and shipstuff to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Tennessee Mill Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Franklin-Estill Springs
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
price lists
telegrams

Box.Folder 35.0028

Tennessee Mill Co., 1906 (18 sheets)

Correspondence from Tennessee Mill Co. Estill Springs, TN. They sold Nellie King Flour, bran, meal and shipstuff to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Tennessee Mill Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Franklin-Estill Springs
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
invoices
price lists

Box.Folder 35.0029

Tennessee Mill Co., 1907 - 1908 (13 sheets)

Correspondence from Tennessee Mill Co. Estill Springs, TN. They sold Nellie King Flour, bran, meal and shipstuff to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Tennessee Mill Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Franklin-Estill Springs
Materials
business letters
invoices

Box.Folder 35.0030

A. H. Thiessen, Section Director, U.S.D.A., Climatological Service of the Weather Bureau, North Carolina Section, 1905 - 1907 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from A. H. Thiessen, Section Director, U.S.D.A., Climatological Service of the Weather Bureau, North Carolina Section. Raleigh, N.C. They requested and received meteorological reports. September 21, 1905- Received reports from Buck Springs and Pink Beds.

November 8, 1907- Sad to hear from Dr. Schenck that it will be "impossible to continue readings at Buck Springs."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Thiessen, A. H.
Corporate Names
Buck Spring Lodge
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania- Pisgah Forest
North Carolina-Wake-Raleigh
Subjects
Meteorology
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0031

Arthur H. Thomas Company, Importers and Dealers, 1900 - 1907 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from Arthur H. Thomas Company, Importers and Dealers. Philadelphia, PA. February 7, 1900- Arthur H. Thomas writes that he is the American Representative of Wilh. Spoerhase, a German maker of Forestry Instruments. Fernow used some of Spoerhase's instruments and was pleased with them.

November 4, 1904- List of instruments Mr. Spoerhase had on exhibition at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923.
Thomas, Arthur H.
Corporate Names
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Geographical Terms
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Subjects
Forests and forestry--Equipment and supplies
Materials
business letters
postcards
price lists
receipts

Box.Folder 35.0032

G. B. Thomason, Dealer in General Merchandise, 1896 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from G. B. Thomason, Dealer in General Merchandise. Old Fort, N.C. He asked Dr. Schenck and Charles McNamee to collect on the bills J. M. Pearson and G. W. Pearson accumulated for supplies while they were logging at Old Fort, N.C.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Thomason, G. B.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-McDowell-Old Fort
Materials
business letters
invoices
memorandums

Box.Folder 35.0033

J. W. Thompson Lumber Co., 1900, 1904 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from J. W. Thompson Lumber Co. Memphis, TN. January 15, 1900- They wished Dr. Schenck to show timber lands to the Sunflower Lumber Company of Doddsville, MI. They might establish some portable mills.

November 22, 1904- Inquired of C. A. Schenck & Co.'s terms for estimating lands.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. W. Thompson Lumber Co.
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Shelby-Memphis
Materials
business letters
telegrams

Box.Folder 35.0034

Peter G. Thomson, 1905 (6 sheets)

Correspondence from Peter G. Thomson. Asheville, N.C. and Canton, N.C. August 27, 1905- He may establish a pulp mill at Canton. Thomson ill with hay fever. He and his wife consider visiting Dr. and Mrs. Schenck.

October 6, 1905- Thomson will purchased [Amsler?] and [Crary?] + Young tracts. His hay fever is better.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Thomson, Peter G.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
North Carolina-Haywood-Canton
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0035

J. M. Thorburn & Co., 1897 - 1904 (10 sheets)

Correspondence from J. M. Thorburn & Co. of New York, N.Y. They quoted prices on Pine Seed, White Clover and Black Locust Seed to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
J. M. Thornburn & Co.
Geographical Terms
New York-New York
Subjects
Seed industry and trade
Materials
bills of lading
business letters
postcards
price lists

Box.Folder 35.0036

W. S. Thornber, Horticulturist, State Agricultural Experiment Station [Washington], 1906 - 1908 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from W. S. Thornber, Horticulturist, State Agricultural Experiment Station at Pullman, WA. He requested literature from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Thornber, W. S.
Geographical Terms
Washington-Whitman-Pullman
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0037

F. E. Thrall, Millwright & Saw=Mill Operator. French Broad Mill, March - April 1896 (20 sheets)

Correspondence from F. E. Thrall, Millwright & Saw=Mill Operator. French Broad Mill. March 1896- Negotiating for position of General Foreman.

March 23, 1896- He hired a Sawyer. He was looking for a Filer, Inspector and Engineer.

March 25, 1896- The Sawyer did not come to work.

April 1896- He hired J. M. Beardsley as Filer.

Reports and purchase orders.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Beardsley, J. M.
Thrall, F. E.
Corporate Names
French Broad Lumber Mill
Subjects
Sawmills (N.C.)
Materials
business letters
copies
lists
reports
telegrams

Box.Folder 35.0038

F. E. Thrall, Millwright & Saw=Mill Operator. French Broad Mill, June 1896 - 1897 (11 sheets)

Correspondence from F. E. Thrall, Millwright & Saw=Mill Operator. French Broad Mill. This folder contains work reports and French Broad Saw Mill managerial information sent to E. M. Griffith and Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Griffith, E. [Edward] M.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Thrall, F. E.
Corporate Names
French Broad Lumber Mill
Subjects
Sawmills (N.C.)
Materials
business letters
reports

Box.Folder 35.0039

Tiffin Wagon Company, 1908 (17 sheets)

Correspondence from Tiffin Wagon Company of Tiffin, Ohio. They considered purchasing Biltmore lumber. They debated the costs and grading methods of the lumber with Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Tiffin Wagon Company
Geographical Terms
Ohio-Seneca-Tiffin
Subjects
Timber--Grading
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 35.0040

R. J. Tighe, Secretary, Asheville Branch of Audubon Society of North Carolina, 1903 (9 sheets)

Correspondence from R. J. Tighe, Secretary, Asheville Branch of Audubon Society of North Carolina. Tighe wrote on letterhead reading, "Office of the Superintendent of City Schools, Asheville, N.C." February 28, 1903- The Biltmore Estate Forestry Department placed an add in the "Alice and Wonderland" program.

August 26, 1903- Tighe asks Dr. Schenck to join the Asheville Branch of the Audubon Society. Attached to the letter is a booklet, "An Act to Incorporate the Audubon Society of North Carolina and to Provide for the Preservation of the Song and Game Birds of the State." It was ratified on March 6, 1903. Also attached to the letter is a cloth reward poster stating the laws protecting game birds of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The poster states game birds of Buncombe County are protected by law January 1 to November 15. Included are a list of game birds, other laws and penalties. C. P. Ambler is listed as President of the Asheville Branch of the Audubon Society of North Carolina.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Ambler, Chase P., Dr.
Tighe, R. J.
Corporate Names
National Audubon Society
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Buncombe-Asheville
Subjects
Birds, Protection of--Law and legislation
Birds, Protection of--Societies and clubs
Materials
business letters
legislative acts
posters

Box.Folder 35.0041

J. C. Tinsley, No dates, 1901 (4 sheets)

Correspondence from J. C. Tinsley. Brevard, N.C. and Selica, N.C. He was involved in a land trade and/or a land sale with Dr. Schenck. This folder includes correspondence regarding [Tract] 80.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Tinsley, J. C.
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
North Carolina-Transylvania-Selica
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0042

Toms & Rector, Attorneys at Law, 1901 - 1902 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Toms & Rector, Attorneys at Law. Hendersonville, N.C. They wrote to Dr. Schenck, trying to collect a reward for A. G. Justice of Henderson County. He was a witness in the Transylvania County cases against John Banther, or Banthrey, and Thomas Jackson. They were tried for "attempting to burn a house on Vanderbilt's lands." Thomas Jackson assisted A. G. Justice in making the arrest.

December 10, 1901- Thomas Jackson escaped before his trial. [?] Note that Justice was not a deputy sheriff in Henderson County.

December 30, 1901- More notes on Banthrey's crime and alleged motives. A. G. Justice claims Banthrey asked him to help with the arson. Apparently, Banthrey was angry over the dismissal of Will Justice and Tom Jackson as Biltmore Estate rangers or watchmen. Jesse Miles McCall helped Justice and Jackson capture Banthrey and take him to Will Case. The motives also involved the destruction of moonshine stills on George Vanderbilt's Estate.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Banthrey, John
Case, Will
Jackson, Thomas
Justice, A. G.
McCall, Jesse M.
Corporate Names
Toms & Rector
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Henderson-Hendersonville
Subjects
Trespass
Materials
business letters
copies

Box.Folder 35.0043

Gordon E. Tower, Professor, Department of Forestry, The University of Maine, 1903, 1906, 1907 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from Gordon E. Tower, Professor, Department of Forestry, The University of Maine. Orono, Maine. He received literature and information from Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Tower, Gordon E.
Corporate Names
University of Maine
Geographical Terms
Maine-Penobscot-Orono
Materials
business letters
postcards

Box.Folder 35.0044

C. V. R. Townsend, Land Agent, The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., 1907, 1908 (5 sheets)

Correspondence from C. V. R. Townsend, Land Agent, The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. Negaunee, MI. May 27, 1907- Dr. Schenck submitted names for applications of positions with The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. Townsend says they have openings for three men.

The backs of the letters show a detailed map, "Railways in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Operated in Connection with The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company."

December 26, 1908- Townsend was not able to visit the Biltmore Forest Festival. The letter regards Coalwood Tract Reforestation. They received a report from Dr. Schenck. Townsend states his strong opinions on reforestation, forest fire prevention, "so-called 'worthless lands,'" and the destruction of timber lands for industry. He lists The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company's holdings and their work on them. Townsend believes wealthy corporations with vast timber holdings should "reinvest.surplus in reforestation."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Townsend, C. V. R.
Corporate Names
Cleveland-Cllifs Iron Co.
Geographical Terms
Michigan-Marquette-Negaunee
Subjects
Forest fires--Prevention
Railroads
Reforestation
Materials
business letters
personal correspondence

Box.Folder 35.0045

"The Tradesman", 1898 - 1903 (36 sheets)

Correspondence from "The Tradesman." Chattanooga, TN. September 26, 1898- Request for an article from Dr. Schenck on the Forestry interests of the South for their Tradesman Annual.

More notes on publication of the article and its accompanying photographs.

January 21, 1899- Notes on "The Tradesman." Circulation was "7,250 an issue" with distribution "all over the South."

Dr. Schenck sending more manuscripts for "The Tradesman." He was paid for the contributions. He also sent more information for the Tradesman Annual[s].

December 21, 1901- Example of a Biltmore Forest School advertisement for possible publication in "The Tradesman." It shows [Dr. Schenck and Dr. Howe?] standing against trees. It has wooden-style borders and notes, "Knowledge is the Best Money Maker."

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Corporate Names
Biltmore Forest School
Publications
The Tradesman
Geographical Terms
Tennessee-Hamilton-Chattanooga
Materials
advertisements
business letters
estimates
postcards

Box.Folder 35.0046

Transylvania Railroad Company, 1901 - 1903, non-dated (20 sheets)

Correspondence from Transylvania Railroad Company. Brevard, N.C. Dr. Schenck arranging movement of George Vanderbilt's private railway car, Swannanoa.

October 8, 1902- There will be "no difficulty" in arranging a special transportation of George Vanderbilt's private car to Davidson's River. General Manager, J. F. Hays wishes he could purchase some of George Vanderbilt's bass. Notes on M. Adams.

November 13, 1902- George Vanderbilt had to postpone the trip.

Miscellaneous shipping information including 1903 transportation of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.'s mattress from Davidson's River to Brookline, MA.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Adams, George L.
Hays, J. F.
Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Corporate Names
Transylvania Railroad Company
Geographical Terms
North Carolina-Transylvania-Brevard
Subjects
Private cars
Materials
business letters
copies
invoices
memorandums
telegrams

Box.Folder 35.0047

H. L. Tucker, May - July 1905 (15 sheets)

Correspondence from H. L. Tucker. Tucker was working for C. A. Schenck & CO. May 27, 1905- Tucker arrived in Columbia, S.C. Preparing for a survey job. He feels confident of his and Mr. Elridge's abilities.

May 29, 1905- Arrived in Braidentown, Florida. He hired Mr. Riggin and a crew.

June 6, 1905- Elridge accepted a [U.S.D.A.?] student assistant position.

July 20, 1905- Tucker arrived at Eddy Lake, Florida. Preparing for an estimating job. He requests his equipment be sent.

July 21, 1905- Tucker met with the Eddy Lake Cypress Co. Manager, Mr. Officer. He and Mr. Little thought Tucker was coming to complete Lafon's estimate. However, they agreed that Tucker should make a preliminary report. Description of work to be done.

July 23, 1905- The Eddy Lake Cypress Co. requested Tucker evaluate extra lands. Report of his work and the conclusions he drew.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Eldridge, I. F.
Lafon, John
Little, Mr.
Officer, Mr.
Tucker, H. L.
Corporate Names
C. A. Schenck and Company
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters
lists
postcards
reports

Box.Folder 35.0048

H. L. Tucker, August 1905 (14 sheets)

Correspondence from H. L. Tucker. Tucker was working for C. A. Schenck & CO. August 5, 1905- Tucker writing from Port Harrelson, S.C. Description of work requested by "the Eddy Lake people" and possible profits for C. A. Schenck & Co. Tucker writes of his fees.

August 13, 1905- Tucker's expenses for preliminary report at Eddy Lake, Florida. Rain is deterring his current work. The crew went on strike.

List of traveling expenses while making the preliminary report.

August 29, 1905- Tucker arrived in Conway, S.C. to start work.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Tucker, H. L.
Corporate Names
Eddy Lake Cypress Co.
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Horry-Conway
Subjects
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters
copies
lists

Box.Folder 35.0049

H. L. Tucker, September 1905 - 1907 (19 sheets)

Correspondence from H. L. Tucker. Tucker was working for C. A. Schenck & CO. September 3, 1905- Tucker upset at Dr. Schenck's response to his preliminary report. He did not have reliable instruments. Mr. Officer and Mr. Little of the Eddy Lake Cypress Co. were unclear of the work Tucker should do. The work was not to Burgan's satisfaction.

September 6, 1905- Tucker recommends that no further work should be undertaken without written instructions from Mr. Burgan. A new payment agreement should also be established.

September 11, 1905- Eddy Lake Cypress Co. and the Richardson Cypress Lumber and Shingle Co. may have some estimating work for C. A. Schenck & Co. Tucker in Conway, S.C. finishing Eddy Lake contract work.

September 27, 1905- Tucker and Schaaf were assigned to the same party for work at the Medicine Bow Forest Reserve. Tucker spoke with Lafon, who told him Mr. Burgan will probably want maps of the surveyed lands.

April 6, 1907- Tucker in Newton, MA. He says that the more he learns of other forest schools, the more he appreciates Biltmore Forest School. Bronson wrote that he will leave for work in New Mexico. Tucker is considering private forestry work and wants Dr. Schenck's advice.

Online Catalog Terms
Personal Names
Burgan, Wm. M.
Lafon, John
Little, Mr.
Officer, Mr.
Schaaf, Marcus
Tucker, H. L.
Corporate Names
Eddy Lake Cypress Co.
Medicine Bow Forest Reserve
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Horry-Conway
Subjects
Biltmore Forest School--Alumni and alumnae
Forest surveys
Forestry consultants
Materials
business letters

Box.Folder 35.0050

Tyger-Shoals Milling Co., 1907 - 1909 (8 sheets)

Correspondence from Tyger-Shoals Milling Co. Wellford, S.C. They sold some cotton seed meal to Dr. Schenck.

Online Catalog Terms
Corporate Names
Tyger-Shoals Milling Co.
Geographical Terms
South Carolina-Spartanburg-Wellford
Subjects
Cottonseed meal
Materials
business letters
copies
estimates
telegrams