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Cornelia Livingston wrote from an unknown location to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She received a package from her son, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, who was in France, and is forwarding the gifts for Susan, Peter Kean, and John.

People Included: Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Peter Philip James Kean, John Kean (JK1814)

Places Included: France, Genoa


Cornelia Livingston, formerly Cornelia Van Horne (b. 1759)


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

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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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Cornelia Livingston to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, May 8, 1817