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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


Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)


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

Creation Date

August 1799 and September 5, 1799

Document Type



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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Philip Livingston to Susan Kean, August, 1799


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