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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.


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

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

Creation Date

between June 1796 and October 1806, and undated

Document Type



Elizabeth Town, NJ, New York, NY, Cranes Farm near Elizabeth Town, NJ, Abysinnia in Elizabeth Town, NJ


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Susan's Letter Book, 1796-1806 and Undated