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Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ addressed to Peter Kean, her son, at Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. Although just addressed to Peter, the salutation on the letter reads "My dear children" implying the letter was for Sarah, Peter's wife as well. She sent her best to Sarah's family, who they were visiting and remarked on the activity in Elizabethtown as they prepared for a wedding.

People Included: Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Dr. Watts, Mr. Lawrence, Julia (presumably Julia Lawrence), Lucille, Mr. R, Philip Palmer, Mrs. Mayo, Miss Gibbons, John Kean (JK1814)


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


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

Sarah Sabina Kean, formerly Sarah Sabina Morris, and later Sarah Sabina Baker (1788-1878)

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Ursino, Elizabethtown, County of Essex, NJ


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 Elizabethtown, 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 3


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

Susan Ursin Niemcewicz to Peter Kean and Sarah Kean


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