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Fanny Otto wrote from Berlin, Germany to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey (addressed to Mrs. Ricketts in Elizabethtown). Fanny discussed the long lapse in correspondence between her and Susan (Fanny was the second wife of Louis Guillaume/William Otto). Mr. and Mrs. Laforest and Mrs. Petry vouched for Fanny’s honest sentiments of friendship towards her. She and Mr. Otto were well and Eliza was very tall for her age. She was spending time with her sister in Paris and had masters of many kinds including in music and drawing. Fanny’s younger daughter Sophie was a redhead full of French vivacity. Fanny had been separated from Otto for 14 months and had recently reunited with him in Berlin. The public newspapers may have informed Susan of Otto’s political situation.
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz(1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Otto, Fanny. Fanny Otto to Susan Kean, September 23, 1799. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/638
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