Download Full Text (4.9 MB)
John Kean in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Herman LeRoy, addressed to New York, NY. This letter concerned both personal and financial issues. John offered to send his books to Herman to compare them. People included: Mr. Rivington, Gerard Walton, Messrs. Craigs, Mr. Bayard, Mrs. Kean, Mrs. LeRoy, Peter, Cornelia [Bayard], Kitty [Bayard], Herman Bayard, Kitty Bayard. Places included: Cortland Street, Broadway, [Columbia University] College. Notable quote: "Peter says he must not be forgotten but that you must kiss both Cornelia + Kitty for him shake hands with Herman + tell Kitty Bayard that if he was big enough he would make love to her." [Peter was four years old].
John Kean (1756-1795)
Herman LeRoy (1758-1841)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Kean, John. John Kean to Herman LeRoy, June 22, 1792. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/342
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 email@example.com.
Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University