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James Ottis Ricketts wrote from outside London to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his aunt, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. The first page of the letter contains overlapping text and the bottom is missing a piece. The second page of the letter has a painting of the cottage James and his wife are staying in.

People Included: Maria (presumably Maria Ricketts)

Places Included: London


James Otto Ricketts


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

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16 1/2 miles outside London


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


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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

James Otto Ricketts to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, December 6, 1819


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