E. AllenJuly 4, 179?
E. Allen wrote from Chestnut Street, Philadelphia to Susan Kean, address not included to decline an invitation for the next night.
Margaret Armstrongc. 1790-1795
Margaret Armstrong wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to William Dayton's, Elizabethtown, NJ. She was happy to hear Susan had a safe journey home and returned to find her son, Peter Kean, well. She remarked that he probably had a lot of questions for her. She mentioned smallpox and that her daughter, Eliza Armstrong, was doing fine.
People Included: Mrs. Crugar Bell, Polly, Mrs. Macomb, and Mrs. LaGan
Robert BarnwellMarch 11, 1790 and April 25, 1790
Robert wrote to John, no address, about the national debt, interest, and the Chamber of Commerce. He also discusses tax upon negroes and lands. A proposition was rejected by the majority and brought up as an address to the Congress of the United States of which John Kean approves.
Robert BarnwellAfter 1794
Robert Barnwell wrote to an unknown person. He wrote about his inability to make payments on time. He wrote that there had been crop failures that made it impossible for him to submit payments on time. He also referenced a previous payment that was acknowledged in a letter he received from John Kean on June 15, 1794. It is possible the letter is being written to Susan Kean after her husband, John Kean's death, or to John Kean shortly before his death in 1795. This is a partial letter.
M. CassinoveJuly 6, 179?
M. Cassinove wrote from New York to Susan Kean addressed to Captain Ricketts, Elizabethtown, NJ. Cassinove, Mr. LeRoy, and Mr. Berum were going to take Cassinove's wagon to Philadelphia. He wrote to tell Susan there was enough room for her and her son, Peter Philip James Kean, and asked if they wanted to travel with them.
Elizabeth Goughc. 1791 or 1792
Elizabeth Gough wrote to Susan Kean, address not included. Eliza visited with Mrs. Ramsey and they had tea together. Joseph Smith, Eliza's son-in-law, enquired about Susan's health frequently, he seemed to be fond of Eliza's daughter Polly. Eliza received a letter from her mother who was not doing well and Eliza feared she would never recover from her sickness. The measles was spreading fast in Beaufort and in Charleston. Eliza was worried Polly would fall ill from the disease. She had not heard from her brother, Robert Barnwell, in five months and was worried that she offended him.
Elizabeth Goughc. 1791
Eliza Gough wrote from Beaufort to Susan Kean, addressed to Philadelphia. She wrote that John Kean, Susan's husband, could have a post for life at Northward and part her hoped he would so Susan would be closer. She mentioned the death of Mr. Eveleigh (presumably Nicholas Eveleigh who died in 1791). She had heard from someone in the neighborhood of Mr. Ropell that her daughter Polly was sick at the Ferry and sent a servant to check if it was true. Polly had a slight fever but was well and Eliza was going to get her the next day.
John Kean, Philip Peter Livingston, and Susan KeanDecember 4, 1794- July 1, 1795
Copies of the letters which passed between John Kean and Philip Peter Livingston, his brother-in-law, during the joint transaction between them. the majority of the letters are written from New York or Philadelphia and mentioned other family members such as Susan Kean and Sarah Ricketts. The last several letters are actually between Philip and his sister Susan Kean, John's wife. This was presumably because of John's failing health and death on May 4, 1795. The letters start on December 4, 1794, and end on July 1, 1795.
Susan KeanJuly 1793-1801
Susan Kean's book of accounts details property held and money owed primarily from July 1793- April 1799 with the exception of one crossed-out entry from 1801.
Susan Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewiczbetween June 1796 and October 1806, and undated
Letters to or from Susan, written in her handwriting, on the business of Estate, Southern properties, and personal correspondence. Susan wrote 40+ letters, more than half from Elizabeth Town and others from New York, Cranes Farm near Elizabeth Town, from her brother's house, and Abyssinia. The date range is between June 1796 and October 1806, spanning the time she was a recent widow and used the last name Kean, and her marriage to Julian Niemcewicz and used the middle and last name Ursin Niemcewicz. Not all letter drafts are dated. Names include Brockholst Livingston, Mr. Armstrong, Mrs. Hylton, Mr. LeRoy, James Lawrence, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Corvaisier (pages 22 and 36), Gustavus Risberg, Robert Barnwell, Judge Grimke, Mrs. Grimke, Otto, Mr. Stevens. Topics include Jamaica, Santes Canal Shares, marriage (page 30), and the lot and house on Walnut Street.
Philip Peter LivingstonAugust 1799 and September 5, 1799
Philip Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Kean, his sister, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He wrote that he was glad Peter Kean's health had improved. Susan had previously asked about real property values in Philadelphia and her brother said that they had gone down because of the Yellow Fever and to sell in the winter was the best idea. Mr. Shipman said that John Kean's Estate was indebted to Philip, but he said that was wrong.
People Included: Mr. Burrall and Jus. Rutherfurd
Julian Ursin NiemcewiczJuly 11, 1799- June 6, 1800
Julian Ursin Niemcewicz's letter book containing copies of letters to various people between July 11, 1799, to June 16, 1800. Some the letters are in French
A copy or draft, referencing the River Thames, England, and the Hudson River, New York and the northern board of New Jersey. The handwriting on the verso, likey penned by Susan Livingston Kean Neimcewics, says "Mr. Lewis on the Hudson."
Robert Barnwell wrote from Beaufort to Susan Kean, address not included. Robert sent Susan some money that he owed her. He also advised her to hire a power of attorney to investigate what happened to the land John Kean owned in Georgia and to get it back into her name.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, John Kean, Peter Van Brugh Livingston
M. Cassinove wrote to Susan Kean, address not included. He discussed loans, told her to invest in public stocks in the U.S., and mentioned Mr. Bayton.
Cashiers check from Jonathan Coit to Charles Bank and Co for $2000. It is addressed to William S. Robinson and on the back it is signed over to Philip Livingston, addressed to Boradway, New York, NY.
Philip Peter Livingston02-27-1799
Philip Livingston wrote to Susan Kean, his sister, address not included. He wrote that he was still unwell, but had hoped Susan would have called on his wife, Cornelia Livingston. A broker had reached out to him about land in South Carolina and said that if Susan understood the information and thought it was good they would invest. He also mentioned the South Carolina war debt that was partially held by LeRoy and Bayard.
Bill of sale from Robinson Thomas to Susan Kean for Betty, an enslaved woman, and her nine-month-old child for the price of $175.
Vanderhorst & Miller02-22-1799
Vanerhorst & Miller wrote from Charleston to Philip Livingston, addressed to Broadway, NY. The letter said that on the instructions of Robert Barnwell they sent a check in favor of Charles Bank and Co. which was to be paid to Susan Kean, widow of John Kean and sister of Philip Livingston. A duplicate of this letter was also sent and received by Philip.
The check mentioned can be found as "Jonathan Coit to W. S. Robinson, February 21, 1799".
Henry Brockholst Livingston03-20-1797
Customs from signed by Brockholst Livingston claiming a shipment at the Port of New York from Asa Rosetter from the Port of London.
Mr. Ogden and Mrs. Ogden wrote to Susan Kean, address not included, to invite her to dinner at their house on Saturday. On the back of the letter is an embroidery pattern.
George Van Brugh Brown08-08-1796
George Van Brugh Brown wrote from New York to Susan Kean, his aunt, addressed to James Ricketts, Elizabethtown. He did not know that his uncle, James Ricketts, was sick. Since Susan was staying with him George asked her to update him on his health. He also mentioned he finally had an opportunity to travel to his lands later in the month.
People Included: Mr. Johnson, Mrs. A, James Ricketts, Sarah Ricketts, Mr. and Mrs. L (Lawrence?)
George Van Brugh Brown07-22-1796
George Van Brugh Brown wrote from New York to Susan Kean, his aunt, addressed to James Ricketts, Elizabethtown. He inquired about Susan's health and how their friends in Elizabethtown were. He mentioned that he saw Susan's brother who was soon heading out to the country, he was most likely referring to Philip Peter Livingston.
People Included: Miss James, Mrs. A, Peter Philip James Kean
Places Included: Monty Bay
George Van Brugh Brown09-07-1796
George Van Brugh Brown wrote from Stratford, CT to Susan Kean, his aunt, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. George was upset that he had so many delays in his travels and hoped that his letter about his trip got to James Ricketts.
People Included: James Ricketts, Mr. Houston, Mrs. Johnson, Sarah Ricketts, Peter Philip James Kean
Places Included: Boston, MA, New York, NY
Bill of sale from Polly Therny to Aaron Pitney for Toan (or Tean) a 9-year-old enslaved boy sold for 75 pound current lawful money.
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