The Sale of A Lifetime

During the early 1890s, Chauncey D. Beadle, approaches JHH Boyd on behalf of the Biltmore Estate. JHH Boyd proceeds to make a sale of close to 1 million seedlings to either the Biltmore forests or Biltmore Nursery (it is currently unclear which). The seedlings are transported via 20 wagons from Boyd’s mountain nursery to the valley below and shipped via refrigerator box car. Over the following years, JHH Boyd conducts additional sales and purchases from Biltmore Nursery prior to its closure in 1916.