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Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean, Elizabeth Town, NJ. Mr. Risberg discussed the remittances, dividends, and sales of estate goods. He advised that the financial situation would be strong as long as there was no war. Simons wanted to void the contract and Gustav wanted instructions as to what to do. He discussed bank stocks from the Bank of Pennsylvania and the Bank of the United States. People included: Simons, B. W. Morris, President & Cashier of the Bank of Pennsylvania, Blair McClenachan, Morris, Nicholson, B. W. Morris, Mr. Francis, Wilson, G. Willing, Mr. Ricketts. Places included: Turnpike, New York, Bank of the United States.


Gustavus Risberg


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

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Philadelphia, PA


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 (1799 and earlier)


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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Gustavus Risberg to Susan Kean, January 20, 1797


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