Download Full Text (4.5 MB)


Eliza Livingston wrote from Lebanon Post to Susan Livingston, her sister, addressed to No. 3 Hanover Square, New York. She wrote about the trip she and he aunt had taken so far. She included an account of a family they stayed with during a storm, and rooms they rented from Mr. Jones and Mr. Cheney. She would have addressed the letter to her father, but figured he still was not home.


Elizabeth "Eliza" Livingston, later Elizabeth "Eliza" Otto, (1761-1787)


Susan Livingston, later Susan Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

Creation Date


Document Type



No. 3 Hanover Square, New York, NY


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. 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 2


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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Eliza Livingston to Susan Livingston, July 28, 1785


Book Location