Enos Thompson Throop Papers

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ENOS THOMPSON THROOP PAPERS
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Call Number: D.14
Dates: 1804-1868
Physical Description: 2 boxes, Writing Case
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Box 1
Box 2
Collection Overview
Title: ENOS THOMPSON THROOP PAPERS
Call Number: D.14
Dates: 1804-1868
Physical Description: 2 boxes, Writing Case
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Enos Thompson Throop (1784-1874) was an upstate New York lawyer, jurist, and politician who was governor of New York state from 1829-1832. Upon the completion of his term of office, he received appointments as the naval officer for the Port of New York, 1833-1838 and charge d'affaires for the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, 1838-1842. He lived most of his adult life at "Willowbrook," his home near Auburn, except for the years 1847-1857 which he spent at "Springbrook" near Kalamazoo, Michigan.

In 1814, he married Evelina Vredenburgh who died in 1834. Although none of their children survived infancy, he had many nieces and nephews, both on his and his wife's side, who corresponded with him.

Scope and Content
Included in the Papers are approximately 150 letters. Most of them were written by members of the family and thus are of a personal or business nature. Some letters, after 1834, deal with life, investments, and land promotion in Michigan. All the correspondence has been indexed in the main manuscript index.

Family correspondents include: Mrs. Evelina (Vredenburgh) Throop, his wife; Mrs. Elizabeth T. (Porter) Beach, his wife's niece; Mrs. Eliza (Akin) Cuyler, his niece; and Montgomery Hunt Throop, his nephew.

Non-family correspondents include: Benjamin Franklin Butler, lawyer; Samuel Clark, lawyer and politician; James Lorimer Graham, President of the Metropolitan Insurance Company; John Stilwell Jenkins, lawyer and newspaper editor; and Jabez Hammond, lawyer, politician and author.

In addition to the correspondence, there are approximately 35 other manuscript pieces of a financial, legal, or political nature. Of particular interest are the several items of a political nature preceding and during the War of 1812.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from James Brunner, December 14, 1971.Access
The ENOS THOMPSON THROOP PAPERS is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], ENOS THOMPSON THROOP PAPERS, D.14, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Biographical Information:

Of special use in identifying the many family correspondents is: Edward Sandford Martin, Some account of family stocks involved in life at Willowbrook ... 1933.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1
Correspondence
Folder
1. 1804 - 1828
2. 1829 - 1831
3. 1832 - March 1833
4. Apr. 1833 - Dec. 1833
5. 1834 - 1840
6. 1841 - 1845
7. 1846
8. 1847
9. 1848 - 1849
10. 1850 - 1851
11. 1852 - 1854
12. 1855 - 1857
13. 1858 - 1860
14. 1861 - 1863
15. 1864 - 1866
16. 1867 - 1868
17. Mrs. Evelina (Vredenburgh) Throop to Enos Thompson Throop, n.d.
18. Other Correspondence, n.d.
Box 2
Political, Business, Legal, etc., Papers
Folder
1. [Throop, Enos Thompson?] Oration delivered in the school house at Sherwoods Corner [N.Y.] the 4th of July 1806.
2. [Throop, Enos Thompson?] [Charges against the administration of Morgan Lewis, governor of New York State, 1808?]
3. [Throop, Enos Thompson?] To the electors of the county of Cayuga [N.Y. 1810]
4. Cayuga County, N.Y. Citizens. Resolutions on the war with Great Britain, September 23, 1812
5. [Throop, Enos Thompson.] To the Republican electors of the county of Cayuga, 1817.
6. [Throop, Enos Thompson?] To the Honorable Ambrose Spencer, 1817.
7. "Returns of Cayuga Election, 1808"
8. Financial, Legal, etc., Papers, 1823-1861, n.d.
9. Invitations, poems, cards, etc., 1861, n.d.
10. Mall account book, 1838-1840
11. "A table for receiving and paying the gold coins ... Passed April 29, 1816" (printed)
12. Material regarding construction at Willowbrook, near Auburn, N.Y., 1857, 1858.
13. Photographs (2): Willowbrook
Writing Case


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