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Richard Duncan wrote from Hermitage to Peter Kean, addressed to Ursino, near Elizabethtown, NJ. Richard sold his estate, Hermitage for $25,000 and would now be able to pay his debts to Peter through cash, bond, and mortgage.

People Included: Harmanu P. Schuyler, Mr. Henry, Mr. Rutherford, Sarah Sabina Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Peter Van Brugh Livingston

Places Included: Albany, NY


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)


Richard Duncan (d. 1819)

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Hermitage, Princetown, Schenectady County, NY, USA


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

Richard Duncan to Peter Kean, December 4, 1813


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