D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

 Henry Spanner Collection



Title Henry Spanner Collection 
Creator Henry Spanner
Alt. Creator Cynthia Justice
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/spanner_henry/default_spanner_henry.htm
Subject Keyword Henry Spanner ; Margaret Mock Spanner ; Estelle Spanner ; Asheville, NC ; Montford ; photography ; Raoul Maurice Robichaux ;  John Emil Hunter ; ambrotype ; tintype ; B. L. H. Dabbs ; Louid Edmond Hunter ; photography ; photographic studios ; John Conrad Spanner ; Asheville, NC ; Ashland, KY ; Ironton, OH ;
Subject LCSH Spanner, Henry, 1852-1902
Spanner, Margaret Mock 1856-
Spanner, Estelle 1854-
Spanner, John Conrad d.1905
Robichaux, Raoul Maurice 1888-
Spanner, Alma Mary  1891-
Hunter, John Emil 1902-
Hunter, Louis Edmond 1875-
Asheville (N.C.) -- pictorial works
Photographs in genealogy
Description A collection of photographs, diplomas, a family Bible, an album and charcoal portraits associated with the Henry Spanner family who lived in Asheville at the turn-of-the-century.  The photographs record the comfortable life of the German-Catholic family and the relatives of the Asheville Spanners.  Henry Spanner was a lumberman, and like many of the prominent lumbermen who moved to Asheville at the turn of the century, such as G.W. Pack, he had business relationships in Ohio, and other northern states and was well established before making the move to Buncombe County. 
Publisher D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Contributor Cynthia Justice
Date Date Digital: 2007-10-25 ; Date of Objects:
Type Collection ; Text ; Image
Format Photo Album ; Framed photographs; Loose photographs; Large Bible
Source M2007.11.01
Language English
Relation N/A
Coverage  1879-1930's ; Asheville, NC 
Rights Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor Donor number 309
Acquisition  M2007-09-12 ; 2007-11-04
Citation Spanner Collection , D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Processed by Special Collections Staff, DeAnn Brame
Last Update 2007-10-25 ; 2012-6-19
Biography: Henry Spanner moved to Asheville from Ironton, Ohio where he was in the lumber business with I.N. Henry and M. Cohen and N. Goodman. The four businessmen bought a sawmill and organized the Ironton Lumber Company which thrived until 1924. Mr. I.N. Henry came to Ironton in 1895 and served as the Secretary and Treasurer  for the Ironton Lumber Company. It is not known when Henry Spanner came to the town and in what capacity he served with the company. 

The Spanner family settled in the Montford section of Asheville, North Carolina, a quiet residential area of the city.  Henry Spanner's wife was Margaret Mock Spanner. They married in November of 1879.


2.  Framed photographs

3.  Loose photographs and documents

4. Photograph Album

5. Charcoal Portraits

6. Newspaper clippings and information from Ironton, Ohio  sources