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Peter Kean wrote to Jonathan J. Chetwood, address not included, regarding papers and money connected to the Orange Spring property. There is a response from Chetwood at the top of the letter in which he said he received the money from the Orange Spring Company and paid what he owed to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz via the Elizabethtown Bank.


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

Jonathan J. Chetwood


Jonathan J. Chetwood

Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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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 1739-1847. 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 wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, 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. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

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

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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Peter Kean to Jonathan J. Chetwood, July 14, 1828


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