THROOP, Enos Thompson (1784-1874)

THROOP, ENOS THOMPSON, a Representative from New York; born in Johnstown, Montgomery County, N.Y., August 21, 1784; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y.; clerk of Cayuga County 1811-1815; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1815, to June 4, 1816, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1816 to the Fifteenth Congress; circuit judge of New York 1823-1827; elected Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1828, and became Governor when Martin Van Buren was appointed Secretary of State of the United States March 12, 1829; elected Governor of New York and served from 1830 to 1833; naval officer of the port of New York 1833-1838; appointed Chargé d'Affaires to the Two Sicilies on February 6, 1838, and served until January 12, 1842; engaged in the management of his large estate and resided in Kalamazoo, Mich., 1847-1867; returned to his estate ``Willowbrook,'' near Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., and died there November 1, 1874; interment in St. Peter's Churchyard, Auburn, N.Y.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1862, 4 pages.
A letter from Enos Throop to Governor Horatio Seymour written on December 11, 1862. In the letter, Throop writes regarding an appointment for W. Bradford and M.H. Throop, and also comments on the "last election."


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 letters.

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1807-1868, 0.8 cubic foot.
The papers of Enos Throop contain personal correspondence; bills, receipts and accounts for merchandise and services. Also included is an executive order issued by Governor Throop for the transfer of prisoners from Auburn to Sing Sing, the former prison being overcrowded.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Records of the New York State Governor, 1828-1888, 1 volume.
Governors represented include Enos T. Throop.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1809-1867. 19 items.

The New York Public Library
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Theodorus Bailey Myers Collection, 1542-1876, 10 linear feet.
Correspondents include Enos Throop.


New York State Library
Albany, NY
Papers: 1871, 1 page.
A letter from Governor Enos Throop to M.D. Phillips written on August 9, 1871. In the letter, Throop informs him that he has left a copy of Jenkins' "Lives of the Governors" for Phillips at the office of the American Merchants Union Express Company of New York City.


Princeton University Library
Special Collections
Princeton, NJ
Papers: In the Throop and Martin Family Papers, 1693-1951, 4.2 linear feet.
Persons represented include Enos Throop.


Rutgers University Library
Special Collections and Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1829-1832, 12 items.
The papers of Enos Throop include letters and petitions received.

Papers: In the Political Papers, 1755-1972, 80 items.
Persons represented include Enos Throop.


University of Rochester
Special Collections, River Campus Libraries
Rochester, NY
Papers: 1804-1868, 1 cubic foot
Family correspondence of Enos Throop, his wife Evelina Vredenburgh Throop, nephew Montgomery Hunt Throop, and others; political and business correspondence, including letters from Benjamin F. Butler, Samuel Clark, Jabez Hammond, James L. Graham, and John S. Jenkins. Also political and patriotic orations, 1806-17; financial and legal papers; returns of Cayuga County election, 1808; and memorabilia.


Wellesley College
Margaret Clapp Library
Wellesley, MA
Papers: 1836, 1 page.
A letter from Enos Throop to Mr. Dwight written on June 30, 1836. In the letter, Throop writes, "I will contribute all in my power towards furthering the views of the Commissioners of the Auburn & Rochester railroad company."

Papers: 1836, 1 page.
A letter from E.T. Throop to Mr. Dwight written on July 19, 1836. In the letter, Throop writes, "I would have sooner acknowledged the receipt of the subscription book for the Auburn & Rochester Rail Road..."