John Lupia submitted the following information from the online draft of his book of numismatic biographies for this week's
installment of his series. Thanks! As always, this is an excerpt with the full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is
New York collector Amos Eno. -Editor
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.
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
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.
To read the complete article, see:
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