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Richard Habersham wrote from Beaufort, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He updated Peter on the payment of debts to him and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz as well as the sale of Thicket Tract. He also wrote about Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Moscow and the state of affairs in Paris.

People Included: John Habersham, John Carnochan, William

places Included: Princeton, NJ, Morristown, NJ, Moscow, Ruppia, Paris, New York, Georgia


Richard W. Habersham (1786-1842)


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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Beaufort, SC


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 Habersham to Peter Kean, May 28, 1814


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