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Mrs. Barnet wrote from Bordeaux, France to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. She talks at great length about trade regulations and the impact of the Napoleonic Wars on trade in Europe. Mrs. Barnet is the mother of J.C. Barnet, a friend of Julian Ursin Niemcewicz.

People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, J.C. Barnet, Mrs. Armstrong, Altha.

Places Included: Paris, Poland.


Mrs. Barnet


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

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Bordeaux, France


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

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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Mrs. Barnet to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, October 14, 1807


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