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Description

John Ward wrote to John F. Grimke, unaddressed. This letter concerned debt issues. Richard Shubrick hoped that John Grimke could have mediated a dispute with John Kean, a mutual friend, to avoid excessive legal expenses. People included: Richard Shubrick, Samuel Grove, Peter La Vien, Box La Vien, John Kean, Ed Davis.

Author/Creator

John Ward, 1767-1816

Recipient

John Faucheraud Grimké [also spelled Grimke or Grimkey] (1752-1819)

Creation Date

10-31-1791

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 Archive, Kean University

John Ward to John F. Grimke, October 31, 1791

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