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John Kean wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. John discussed the health of Susan's father. Then, he wrote about their son, Peter, who was going to school. He also wrote about Barnwell, who sailed on Sunday. People included: Peter, Barnwell. Notable quotes: "...he wishes his Mamma + his Mamma had not gone to Elizabeth Town_ but he is a philosopher for he immediately consoles himself with his Hobby Horse."

Author/Creator

John Kean (1756-1795)

Recipient

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

Creation Date

4-30-1792

Document Type

Manuscript

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 to 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 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

John Kean to Susan Kean, April 30, 1792

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