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Sarah Sabina Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ to Peter Kean addressed to Savannah, GA. Sarah wrote about the children and gave updates on what she and Susan had been doing. Susan wrote a shorter section at the end of the letter and said that they had been sleighing and that she would have the Power of Attorney he sent executed.

People Included: Uncle Rutherford, Mrs. Naster / Nasler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Aunt Nancy, Miss Kearny, R. Courtland, Becky, Hannah Morris, Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Mrs. V R, Mrs. Goodhue, Mrs. Jay, Phebe Ogden, Miss May Roberts, C. Roberts, Misss Hall, G. Barber, Colonel Ogden Ricketts, Southhard, Mat. William, Macilvane, Richard W. Habersham

Places Included: Elba, Newark, NJ, New York, Georgia


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

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


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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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

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Sarah Sabina Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz to Peter Kean, February 1, 1817


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