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Description

A memorandum of land in Wolf Harbour, located in Newark, NJ, describing its ownership and who owns the surrounding plots. The second part of the document contains a survey done of the property by Jonathan Crane.

People Included: Jonathan Seaes of Newark, Jabez Harrison, Sam Nutman, Mr. Heady, James Lyon, Elisha Budinot, Mr. Budinot, Samuel Hay, and Samuel Pennington.

Author/Creator

Jonathan Crane

Creation Date

10-31-1785

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Newark, County of Essex, NJ

Collection

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 1

Rights

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 lzimmerm@kean.edu.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Memorandum and Survey about Wolf Harbour Lands, October 31, 1785

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