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Jane wrote from Nantes, France, to her half-brother John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Jane was sad to hear John is in poor health. The letter was delivered by Thomas Harris of London, who is moved to Philadelphia with his family. She included a letter to Mr. Bendist [not present] and asked John to deliver it to Mr. Bendist himself because it was of grave consequence.


Jane Corvaisier, formerly Jane Grove


John Kean (1755-1795)

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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 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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Jane Corvaisier to John Kean, August 18, 1792


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