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In the Historic Archives


On the Archivist’s Desk: A Century’s Worth of Records

Posted on 01/09/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

Biltmore archivist Jill Hawkins is responsible for cataloging, managing, and preserving Biltmore’s historic records. With over a century’s worth of manuscripts, books, photographs,...

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On the Shelves of George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 01/04/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

The Library of Biltmore House is a favorite room among guests and employees alike. It also happens to be the room that best reflects George Vanderbilt’s intellect and personality. At the...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Roast Turkey

Posted on 11/16/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(1)

We asked Biltmore Chef Spencer Hilgeman to create recipes inspired from the archival 1904 menu book for a modern Thanksgiving celebration. This second video on our three-part series details a...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Oysters on the 1/2 Shell

Posted on 11/15/2016 by Sharon Bell

In Biltmore's Archives, a cherished diary detailing menus for luncheons and dinners served between Sepember 27 and December 31, 1904 is safely stored. Kept by estate cook Ester Anderson,...

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The Right Thing at the Right Time: A Philanthropic Legacy

Posted on 11/07/2016 by Amy Dangelico

Biltmore forester Carl Schenck once wrote: “Personally, I can say that Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt detest publicity, preferring to do the right thing at the right time without beating a drum...

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