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Urania E. Sheldon wrote from Greenwich, NY to Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean and Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, addressed to Ursino, near Elizabethtown, NJ. Urania does not yet know of the death of Peter Kean as she wrote of how fortunate they were to have such wonderful parents and asked the girls to send them her regards. She asked Julia about the wedding of George Chetwood and asked about Susan Ursin Niemcewicz health. It is important to note that this letter was written on the day Sarah Louisa Jay Kean passed.

People Included: Christine Alexander William Kean, George Chetwood, Julia Palmer, Sarah Sabina Kean, Peter Philip James Kean, Miss Clay, Cynthia, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz


Urania E. Sheldon


Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, later Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Fish (1815-1887)

Sarah Louisa Jay Kean (1818-1828)

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Greenwhich, 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.

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3


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Urania E. Sheldon to Julia Kean and Sally Jay Kean, October 6, 1828


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