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Robert Beverly wrote from Blandford, VA to Alexander Donald, addressed to Richmond. He wrote about Mr. Barton was tutoring his children and that he hoped their friend in Glasgow benefited from his lessons as well. He also wrote about the commerce of Mr. Gist in July and a sheriff from Rockingham County might procure some horses for over 100 pounds as asked Donald to discuss it with him.


Robert Beverly


Alexander Donald

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Blandford, VA


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.

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 5


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 Archive, Kean University

Robert Beverly to Alexander Donald, October 17, 1785


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