2 boxes, Writing Case
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.
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 proceeding and during the War of 1812.
Acquired from James Brunner, December 14, 1971.
Box 1: Correspondence
Folder 2: 1829 - 1831
Folder 3: 1832 - March 1833
Folder 4: Apr. 1833 - Dec. 1833
Folder 5: 1834 - 1840
Folder 6: 1841 - 1845
Folder 7: 1846
Folder 8: 1847
Folder 9: 1848 - 1849
Folder 10: 1850 - 1851
Folder 11: 1852 - 1854
Folder 12: 1855 - 1857
Folder 13: 1858 - 1860
Folder 14: 1861 - 1863
Folder 15: 1864 - 1866
Folder 16: 1867 - 1868
Folder 17: Mrs. Evelina (Vredenburgh) Throop to Enos Thompson Throop, n.d.
Folder 18: Other Correspondence, n.d.
Box 2: Political, Business, Legal, etc., Papers
Folder 2: [Throop, Enos Thompson?] [Charges against the administration of Morgan Lewis, governor of New York State, 1808?]
Folder 3: [Throop, Enos Thompson?] To the electors of the county of Cayuga [N.Y. 1810]
Folder 4: Cayuga County, N.Y. Citizens. Resolutions on the war with Great Britain, September 23, 1812
Folder 5: [Throop, Enos Thompson.] To the Republican electors of the county of Cayuga, 1817.
Folder 6: [Throop, Enos Thompson?] To the Honorable Ambrose Spencer, 1817.
Folder 7: "Returns of Cayuga Election, 1808"
Folder 8: Financial, Legal, etc., Papers, 1823-1861, n.d.
Folder 9: Invitations, poems, cards, etc., 1861, n.d.
Folder 10: Mall account book, 1838-1840
Folder 11: "A table for receiving and paying the gold coins ... Passed April 29, 1816" (printed)
Folder 12: Material regarding construction at Willowbrook, near Auburn, N.Y., 1857, 1858.
Folder 13: Photographs (2): Willowbrook