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Thomas Slater wrote from Lebanon, NY to Jacob Morris, addressed to Butternutts, Ostego County, NY to inform him of the death of Peter Kean, his son-in-law, the day before. Attached to this letter is another one dated May 25, 1931 it is addressed to Christine Griffin Kean Roosevelt, Peter's granddaughter, from J.C. Pearson. Pearson had sent her the previous letter and offered to sell it to her for $2.

People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Sarah Sabina Kean, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Palmer


Thomas Slater

J.C. Pearson


Jacob Morris (1755-1844)

Christine Griffin Roosevelt, formerly Christine Griffin Kean (1858-1936)

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Lebanon, NY


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

Thomas Slater to General Jacob Morris, October 3, 1828


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