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Peter Kean wrote from Charleston, SC to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Peter met with Judge Grimke regarding accounts at the Santee Canal and sought advice on property sales. Peter expresses that he wished he had the mean to keep the house in Beaufort as a winter residence as it would benefit his mother's health. He also write about how he misses his Sally (presumably Sarah Sabina Morris),

People Included: Judge Grimke, Colonel L.S., General Pickney, Sally, Major Lattton (?)

Places Included: Wharf property, Santee Canal, Beaufort


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)


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

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Charleston, SC


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. 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 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.

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 Archives, Kean University

Peter Kean to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, March 5, 1809


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