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Throop, Enos Thompson, 1784-1874
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Throop and Martin Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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12 boxes
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  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-12


Contains manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and photographs concerning the Throop and Throop Martin families of New Jersey. In addition to the family correspondence, there is an autograph collection and other miscellaneous items.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and photographs concerning the Throop and Throop Martin families of New Jersey, primarily represented by Enos Thompson Throop, governor of New York (1830-1833), and E. T. Throop Martin, Governor Throop's nephew and secretary. Family correspondents include Francis Preston Blair (1848-1877), Montgomery Blair, Blair Lee, Elizabeth Blair Lee, Eveline Martin Alexander, and Emory Upton (1868-1879). There are also three folders of correspondence (1829-1862) between Martin Van Buren and Enos Thompson Throop, as well as Emily Martin Upton's letterbook (1868-1869) and diary (1858-1867), a copy of Eveline Martin Alexander's diary (1867), Cornelia Martin's diaries (1847-1849), and Nelly Martin's account books (1893-1912) for her pickle and preserve business.

In addition to the family correspondence, there is an autograph collection containing letters of, among others, Elias Boudinot, Aaron Burr, Rufus Choate, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, the Marquis de Lafayette, Samuel Miller, Jedidiah Morse, Thomas Paine, Sarah Payson Parton, Anne Louise Stael, John Trumbull, Daniel Webster, and Eli Whitney. Other items include the will of Enos Thompson Throop, 17th- and 18th-century legal documents, two pieces of Confederate money, a tally of the Electoral College of New York State from the election of 1844, the diplomatic agreement on etiquette for members of the Diplomatic Corps decided at the Naples convention in 1839, a biographical sketch of Francis Preston Blair, and stock certificates.

Collection Creator Biography:

Throop, Enos Thompson, 1784-1874

Enos Thompson Throop was governor of New York from 1830-1833.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. George W. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Booher, Prof. James B. Meriwether. Purchased from Walter R. Benjamin, Thorp Fund, Mario Vargas Llosa.

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Throop and Martin Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-12