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Beaumanoir de la Forest wrote from New York to Susan Kean, address not included. She wrote inquiring about Susan's trip and health as well as that of her infant son, Peter Kean. She said that she understood that it must be difficult for her to be in a new place where she does not know anyone and compared it to when she moved to America from her own country.

People Included: Mrs. Eveleigh, Mr. Huger, Mrs. Ricketts, Mr. Otto, Eliza Julia Otto, Miss De Crevecoeur, John Kean


Beaumanoir de la Forest


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

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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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Beaumanoir de la Forest to Susan Kean, December 7, 1788


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