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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.


Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)


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

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Location Unknown (presuambly 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 1686-1847. 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 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.

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

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Philip Livingston to Susan Kean, March 27, 1799