D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Fred Seely Family Collection

[A virtual collection]

Seely Family at Home in 'Overlook," Asheville, NC

Title Fred Seely Family Collection
Creator Fred Seely Family
Alt. Creator Robert Cunningham
Subject Keyword Fred L. Seely ; Biltmore Estate Industries ; Biltmore Industries ; Homespun Shops ; weaving ; handicraft ; wood carving ; Eleanor P. Vance ; Charlotte L. Yale ; George W. Vanderbilt ; Edith Vanderbilt ; Fred Seely, Jr. ; Harry Blomberg ; E.W. Grove ;  Grove Park Inn ; Battery Park Hotel ; Laura Joy Hawley ;  Asheville Chamber of Commerce ;  Great Smoky Mountains National Park ;
Subject LCSH Seely, Fred L.
Artisans -- North Carolina -- Asheville Region
Biltmore Industries (Asheville, N.C.)
Decorative arts -- North Carolina -- Asheville Region
Grove, E.W. 
Hand weaving -- North Carolina -- Asheville Region
Handicraft -- North Carolina -- Asheville Region 
Weavers -- North Carolina -- Asheville Region
Weaving -- Appalachian Mountains
Description Materials in this collection  are donated from the family of Fred L. Seely, who was associated with the Biltmore Estate Industries, the Biltmore Industries, and Biltmore Homespun Shops. The material include early photographs and materials that are related to Seely's life before coming to Asheville, NC in 1912.  The collection includes a web exhibit created by the great-grandson of Fred L. Seely and photographs provided by the family to be shared in a virtual environment.   As architect and manager of the Grove Park Inn, Seely's papers are retained by the Grovewood Gallery, Inc. which maintains the history of the Biltmore Industries and the large archive of documents associated with the the Inn and the Biltmore Industries as they were under Seely's management.  The total size of the BILTMORE INDUSTRIES ARCHIVE manuscript collection exceeds 150 linear feet. This virtual collection and small body of personal books and items from the Seely family complement the larger archive held by Biltmore Industries, Inc.
Publisher D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville
Contributor Seely Family members
Date original 1920's - present
Date digital 2011-04-19
Type Text ; Image ; Objects 
Format Digital file ; html ; jpg
Source M2010.11.01 - virtual
Language English
Relation Fred L. Seely Oral History ; E.M. Ball Photographic CollectionBILTMORE INDUSTRIES ARCHIVE EXHIBIT & HISTORY ; Carolina Mountain Club Archive ; Blomberg Family Papers  ; 
Coverage temporal 1901-1980 ;
Coverage spatial Asheville, NC;
Rights UNCA is a repository for the surrogate copies of photographs and some transcribed and/or scanned documents from the Seely family. The electronic finding aid and the associated web-pages reproduce physical items that are held by the Seely family. To view the original manuscript files,  photographs, objects, and video recordings that constitute the digital images on these pages, the researcher must contact the Seely family directly. Any display, publication or public use of the materials must seek permission from and acknowledge the Seely family as the holder of original material and the UNCA D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections as the virtual repository. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.  
Donor Donor number
Acquisition 2010 - and ongoing
Citation Fred Seely Family Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina  Asheville
Processed by UNCA Special Collections staff, 2011-04-19
Latest update 2004-06-04 ; 2004-09-04
  Marks Catalog I.D. # Description Thumbnail
  Property of John M. Beard & McLeod & Co. Manila, P.I.   Banner, Hubert, S. romantic Java: As I Was & Is
A description of the diversified peoples, the departed glories & strange customs of a little known island, remarkable both for its arts, decorative & dramatic & for its natural beauty & the richness of its resouces.  (with 40 illustrations & Map), London: Seeley, Service  Co. Limited, 1927.

Accounts of the eruption of the volcano, Karakatoa ;  Early life in Indonesia. Folk tales ; legends ; temples and shrines ; weddings ; funerals ; art ; music ; dance ; problems of Dutch colonists ; British Java ; spell and potions ; ceremonies

      Tisdale, Alice. Pioneering Where the World is Old (Leaves from a Manchurian Note-book).  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1917.  [First published by the Atlantic Monthly company, 1916, 1917)

Alice Tisdale Hobart (January 28, 1882 March 14, 1967) wrote of her early travels in China and later of her life as the wife of an executive of Standard Oil Company working in China.  Tisdale was present in the country when the rebellion against the Manchu Dynasty occurred in 1912.  Born in New York, she briefly attended the University of Chicago. It was her experiences at the hands of the Manchurian insurgents in 1916 and the publication of that experience in the Atlantic Monthly under the title of "Leaves From a Manchurian Diary" that that led to the later publication of Pioneering Where the World is Old in 1917. This first work was followed by nearly a dozen other works.

  [To] Julia A. Mitchell, Oct. 20th, 1904   Carey, Rosa Nouchette.  At the Moorings.  Philadelphia and London:  J.B. Lippincott company, 1904.

A writer of fictional accounts of life at the turn of the century, Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840-1909) was born in England and wrote over 40 novels, most were domestic melodramas.  An important writer in the women's literary marketplace, Rosa was quite successful and commanded a large following.

  "To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Taylor, from Courtney & Louis, Best Wishes, Carl Goerch."   Goerch, Carl.  Ocracoke.  Raleigh, North Carolina, 1956.

A first edition, signed copy, with dust jacket.  The book is an account of the Ocracoke coast of North Carolina.  The book describes all aspects of the geography and history of the island. Illustrated with drawings by Primrose.

     PN6081 .H87 1927



 B68 .H82x vol.5 1904


 CT3230 .H8 1897


Elbert Hubbard.  Little Journeys.  Complete set

Little Journeys To The Homes Of Famous Women
Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915
New York, London, G. P. Putnam's sons [1897]
3 p. l., 429 p. front., ports., fold. facsim. 18 cm

Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Philosophers. Schopenhauer
Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915
East Aurora, N.Y. : Roycrofters, 1904
[13], 130-153, [7] p. : ill., ports. ; 20 cM

Little Journeys To The Homes Of The Great
Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915
New York, W.H. Wise & Co. [c1916]
14 v. fronts., pl., ports. 22 cm

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