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James Otto Ricketts wrote from Bromley, London to James Ricketts, his father, addressed to John Jackson, Esq. near Hammersmith, London. He wrote that the end of the term was coming up and outlined what he had studied. He said that after the term he planned to travel to Hammersmith and wanted to meet his friends and father there. He mentioned Mr. and Mrs. Dean sent their best wishes to their family and the Jacksons.


James Otto Ricketts


James Ricketts

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Bromley, London, United Kingdom


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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 1


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

James Otto Ricketts to James Ricketts, June 24, 1806


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