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John G. Barnwell wrote from Beaufort, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He thanked Peter for the hats and doll he sent to his children and discussed some financial concerns. He also wrote about how to navigate a boat from Charleston to Savannah and that he did not believe steam boats would do well in the area.

People Included: Mr. Fraser, Eliza, Sarah Sabina Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Mr. Robertson, Robert, Rhoch

Places Included: Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Beaufort, SC


John G. Barnwell


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


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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

John G.  Barnwell to Peter Kean, July 31, 1817


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