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Eliza wrote to her sister, Susan, addressed No. 3 Hanover Square, NY, while she travels. There are many updates on friends, some intentionally vague. Names included: Walton family, Mrs. Brebner, Miss Van Berckel, Margaretta, Baron Stenben, John L., the nuptials of Reed and Kelly, Eliza McEvers, Mr. Gardoqui, Mr. Ball, Mrs. Bourdieu, Kean, Nancy, Peggy M. Bayards, Mr. Sylvester and wife, Lydia Vos Berough, Wetherspoon, R- "I suppose I have lost forever," and a long list of people she asks Susan to remember on her behalf.


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


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

Creation Date

August 19, before 1786

Document Type



The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. 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 prominent colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, 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.

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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Eliza Livingston to Susan Livingston


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