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John Kean wrote from New York to Eliza Livingston, his future sister-in-law, address not included. Eliza was secluded and John wrote to her about happiness and told her she had a good heart and well organized head.

Author/Creator

John Kean (1755-1795)

Recipient

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

Creation Date

9-5-1785

Document Type

Book

Location

New York, NY

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 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. 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

John Kean to Eliza Livingston, September 5, 1785

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