Download Full Text (16.7 MB)


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Bardfeld, Hungaria to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his wife, in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. He had been sending and receiving correspondence through Hamburg, however due to the Napoleonic Wars the port was being blockaded. As a result he had not heard from Susan since January. He is visiting Hungaria on advice from his physician and anticipates being home by Christmas. The letter was sent to Samuel Williams in London and he forwarded it to Susan.

Places included: Hamburg, Paris, Hungaria


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1828)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)


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

Creation Date


Document Type



Bardfeld, Hungaria


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. 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 Elizabeth-Town, 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 who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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

Julian Ursin Niemcewicz to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, August 14, 1803


Book Location