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Peter Van Brugh Livingston wrote from Warsaw, Poland to his cousin, Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Van Brugh had been traveling around Europe and met up with Peter's stepfather, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz. He also spoke about time he spent with the old Prince Czartoryski (possibly Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski).

People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Princess Radzeville, Sarah Sabina Kean, John Kean II, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Rutgers, Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford, Sarah Ricketts, James Rickettes

Places Included: France, Vienna, Arcadia, Elizabethtown, NJ


Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1791-1868)


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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Document Type



Warsaw, Poland


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

Peter Van Brugh Livinston to Peter Kean, September 15, 1817


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