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Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to Sarah Sabina Kean, his wife, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. Peter gave Sarah updates about what was going on at home and expressed concern for the children's health. At the end of the letter Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote about the children's health and her own brief updates.

People Included: John Kean, Jacob Morris Kean, R. Rutgers, Peggy, Mrs. Symmes (presumably Susan Livingston Symmes), Mrs. R, Kitty, Mr. Kearny, Dr Watts, Watts Family, Marrolles, H. Gillous, Maria, Charles Edwards, John (possibly John Cox Morris), Jacob Morris

Places Included: Bradishs, New York, NY, Newark, NJ


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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


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


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Peter Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz to Sarah Sabina Kean, July 18, 1815


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