Peter Philip James KeanAugust 16-21, 1813
Peter Kean kept a journal during a trip from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ to Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. He was joined by Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother, for part of the journey. Presumably, Sarah Sabina Kean, his wife, accompanied him but she is not directly mentioned.
People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Mrs. Cooper, Catherine Cooper, Catherine M., Dr. and Mrs. Watts, Mr. Rudyar, Gorhen
Places Included: Edgerston, New York, Blancetts, Hopper, Ramapough, Ramapough Creek, Shawanquak, Montgomery, Haebrooks. Springstern, Walkill, Kingston, Catikill Mountains, Balltown, Albany, Brunswick, Barhayts, Cooperstown, Huntington,
Henry Gahn wrote to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ regarding business of the Swedish-Norwegian Council for New York City as it pertains to the Kean family.
People Included: Major Lorich, Peter Philip James Kean, Mr. Norderling, Hardelberg
John V. Henry07-13-1819
John V. Henry wrote from Albany to Peter Philip James Kean, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ regarding the collection of debt owed by Richard Duncan.
People Included: John C. Cuyler, Hermanus Schuyler
Peter Augustus Jay01-18-1819
Peter Augustus Jay wrote from New York to Peter Kean, his cousin, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ regarding the deed for land Peter purchased from Lord Bolingbroke.
People Included: Colonel Barclay, Lord Bolingbroke, Lady Bolingbroke, Henry Brockholst Livingston, McAllen
Places Included: England
Julia A.K. Lawrence12-24-1819
Julia Lawrence wrote from Jamaica to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her aunt, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. She talks about Jamaica and the enslaved people there are allowed three days off to celebrate around Christmas, that is all the time the have off during the year. She remarks that they should do everything in their power to contribute to their happiness. She also talks about family and how she and her husband were both recently sick.
People Included: John Kean (JK1814), Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Peter Philip James Kean, Sarah Sabina Morris Kean, Philip Livingston, John Tharp Lawrence, John Thrap
James Otto Ricketts12-06-1819
James Ottis Ricketts wrote from outside London to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his aunt, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. The first page of the letter contains overlapping text and the bottom is missing a piece. The second page of the letter has a painting of the cottage James and his wife are staying in.
People Included: Maria (presumably Maria Ricketts)
Places Included: London
An Unknown Person wrote from New York to Peter Kean, address not included. There is damage to the bottom part of the letter.
Maria Banyer wrote from Bedford to Peter Kean addressed to Ursino. Her sister, Sarah Louisa Jay, had recently died and she thanked Peter for keeping her memory alive by naming his daughter after her.
People Included: Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, Sarah Sabina Kean, Jacob Morris, Jay Family
Thomas Biddle wrote from Philadelphia, PA to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He enclosed a document for Peter to sign authorizing him to collect ground rent on a property of Walnut Street in Philadelphia.
People Included: Christine Biddle, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Sarah Sabina Kean
Richard W. Habersham04-10-1818
Richard W. Habersham wrote from Savannah, GA to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He discussed new tax laws and included a listing of money to be paid.
People Included: John Habersham, Sarah Sabina Kean
Places Included: New York, Bulltown Swampland
Richard W. Habersham08-19-1818
Richard W. Habersham wrote from Savannah, GA to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He updated Peter on his lands in Georgia and said the situation had no improved from his last letter.
People Included: Wilson
Places Included: Berkley Hill
John V. Henry04-23-1818
John V. Henry wrote from Albany, NY to Peter Kean, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ regarding the collection of Richard Duncan's debt.
People Included: Harmanus P. Schuyler, John C. Cuyler, Walter Rutherford, Philip Peter Livingston, John Rutherford, Philip Livingston
Peter Philip James Kean07-04-1818
A speech given by Peter Kean on the 42nd birthday of the United States.
Peter Philip James Kean06-27-1818
An account list of Jonas Wade's bonds owed to Peter Kean.
Peter Philip James Kean03-03-1818
A statement of the estates of Peter Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz showing money owed and spent.
Sarah Sabina Kean11-23-1818
Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to John Cox Morris, her brother, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego, NY. She consoles her brother over the fact that a woman he loved, Miss Ward, was now engaged to Gouverneur Wilkins. She also discussed her daughter, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean's christening.
People Included: Reverend W. Rudd, Aunt Rutherford, Louisa Rutherford, Sally Macoum, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, John Kean, Mary Cox Morris, Francis, Mrs. Pomeroy, Lewis Lee Morris, Mr. Phelps, Baron Klinkowstrom and wife.
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York, NY to Peter Kean, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She said that she enclosed a check and a receipt for him.
People Included: Charles Livingston, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Sarah Sabina Kean
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She thanks Susan for inviting her and her son Charles to visit. They are going down to Greenburgh hoping the North River air will be good for Charles's health, but they will visit on their way back. The last she heard from Peter Van Brugh Livingston he was going to England in May.
People Included: Charles L. Livingston, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Peter Philip James Kean, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Ricketts, Mr. Palmer, Julia, Sarah Sabina Morris Kean
Places Included: England, Greenbrugh, NY, Quebec
Sarah A. Livingston03-09-1818
Sarah A. Livingston wrote from an unknown location to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, address not included, thanking Susan for money that was sent and sending her best wishes to Peter.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz08-25-1818
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Ursino to Peter Kean and Sarah Kean, her son, and daughter-in-law, addressed General Morris' Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. She updated them on family affairs, particularly concerning their cousins Julia Lawrence and an upcoming wedding.
People Included: Julia Lawrence, John Throp Lawrence, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Ricketts, Miss Robels, Mr. Rudd, Rachael, Peggy
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz08-13-1818
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Ursino to Sarah Sabina Kean, her daughter-in-law, addressed Ballston Spa, NY. Although the letter is addressed to Sarah, sections of it seem to be directed to Peter Philip James Kean, and it began with "My dear children". Susan asked Sarah about their plans and gave updates about home and Sarah's children.
People Included: John Kean, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Mr. Lawrence, Julia Lawrence, Mr. Vaughn, Mrs. Armstrong, Jacob Morris, Rachael, Cousin Mary, Judge Dessaur, Jane DeHarts, Betty, Mr. Trumb, Maria Palmer, Ricketts Family, Armstrong Family
Places Included: Butternuts, NY, Cooperstown, NY
W. Ricketts and G. Ricketts11-07-1818
Reciept from W. & G. Ricketts with Peter P. Kean for $76.75 for tea and coal purchased for him and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz.
Receipt for payment to Joseph Scott from Peter Kean for services rendered totaling $2.50.
John G. Barnwell07-31-1817
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
Mr. Bradish wrote from New York to Sarah Sabina Kean, addressed to Ursino near Elizabethtown. Sarah and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz had been to see him recently. He wrote that he received word their wine order was at the customs house not long after they left.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Lauries
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