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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

Author/Creator

George Van Brugh Brown (b. 1775)

Recipient

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

Creation Date

9-7-1796

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Stratford, CT

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 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

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

George Van Brugh Brown to Susan Kean, September 7, 1796

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