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Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, address not included. She writes that Jacob Morris Kean's health was not better. She tells Susan of a friend who suffered a similar ailment and was cured after taking a a willow bath. She writes on the back of the letter "I forgot to say it must be the upright willow, I beg you will try it."

People Included: Sarah Sabina Kean, Mrs. Wilkinson, Mrs. Edgar, Judge Lawrence, Mrs. Lawrence, Jacob Morris Kean

Places Included: Albany, New York


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


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

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New York


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, August 5, 1817


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