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There are two hand-drawn surveys of land along the edge of Wolf Harbor swamp, in present-day Newark. The land was owned by Peter Van Brugh Livingston and John Stevens. A document is labeled Memorandum of Lands at Wolf Harbor - Raway [Rahway] River and Salt Meadow, October 29, 1964. Another is labeled Lands Near Newark and a Track on Raway [Rahway] River Belonging half to Peter V. Livingston and the other half to John Stevens, N. 36. All the documents are related to Wolf Harbor, but it's not known if they were created at the same time. Documents include the acreage and location of nearby landowners.

Names included: Judah Pennington, Jason Johnson, Jasper Crane, Mr. Bratten, James Brown, John Ward, Samuel Pennington, Samuel Tomkin, Jean Treat, John Wall, John Stevens, John Baldwin, Tomkins David Smith and his sister, Issac Lyon, Benjamin Co. and Samuel Allen, David Ogden, Jonathan Crane, Samuel Nutman, John Lyon, Mr. Alexander, Solomon Crane, Harrison, Lewis Ashfield, and James Nutman.


Peter Van Brugh Livingston

Creation Date

circa 1764

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The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-to 1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other wealthy, prominent, colonial, and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families. The collection includes second-hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 1


This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Peter Van Brugh Livingston and J. Stevens, Wolf Harbor, October 10, 1764


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