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Correspondence, Invitations, and Other Materials, 1844-1866, undated

 File — Box: SC0011, Folder: 4302.01

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection contains papers relating to the life and career of Enos D. Hopping (1805-1847), who was a United States Army brigadier general during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). It includes a twelve-page letter written to his wife in the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, describing his observations during the period of June 10-16, 1867, including his recovery from illness, news about the ongoing war with Mexico, his attendance at a nearby Mass, and his sometimes racist views of the Mexican population. Other materials include invitations; an 1848 letter regarding Mrs. Hopping's efforts to claim pension money owed to her late husband; a note regarding Enos Hopping's commission as brigadier general in the US Army, issued from the adjutant general’s office in Washington, March 6, 1847; an undated newspaper clipping about the Batavia funeral of Dean Richmond, a railroad magnate who died in 1866; and additional documents. The collection also includes certificates authorizing Enos Hopping to practice law in various roles in New York courts, as well as a quit-claim deed signed by Hopping as a witness; and certificates appointing Hopping as paymaster, adjutant, major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel of the the 147th Regiment of Infantry of New York and as brigadier general of the Twenty-seventh Brigade of Infantry of New York. Two of the legal certificates were signed by William L. Marcy, governor of New York.


  • 1844-1866, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.


From the Collection: 1.7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266