ENO, AMOS F

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Photograph of Amos Eno circa 1910. Courtesy New York Public Library, Print Department.

Amos F. Eno (1836-1915), was born June 13, 1836, son of Amos Richards Eno (1810-1898) and Lucy Jane Phelps Eno (1818-1913).

The Eno family is a Colonial American family and one of the families that can trace their lineage to Richard Warren on the Mayflower.

Amos F. Eno was a New York tycoon, one of New York City's Washington Square millionaires, heir to the family fortune of about $40 Million.

Amos Eno never married and left his estate in its entirety to Columbia University. The will was contested in the probate courts for seven years concluded June 21, 1922.

The coin collection is assumed to have become property of Columbia University.

During the Civil War his uncle John S. Phelps was appointed governor of Kansas, and Amos F. Eno, was his Secretary. These offices were abolished in July 1863.


Amos F. Eno correspondence with Henry Chapman, Jr., postmarked New York, Station O, June 6, 1905, sending bids for the McCabe sale held June 7, 1905. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library.

Correspondence in the Lupia Numismatic Library shows that Eno wrote the Chapman Brothers three times in January 1906, on the 3rd, the 5th and the 26th. 

Amos F. Eno correspondence with the Chapman Brothers postmarked New York, Station O, January 5, 1906, sending orders for coins. Chapman letter on back written in shorthand. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library.

Correspondence in the Lupia Numismatic Library shows that on April 27, 1906, he paid the Chapman Brothers $38.66 for some coins.

Correspondence in the Lupia Numismatic Library shows that o May 16, 1906 he paid his bill for the Harlan Page Smith sale to the Chapman Brothers in the amount of $550.50.

He died October 21, 1915. He is buried in the family Mausoleum, Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Connecticut.

Two bronze childhood portraits of his niece Alice Eno were made into medals by Scudder in 1906 are in the ANS Collection.

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