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Christine Biddle wrote from Philadelphia, PA to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Ursino near Elizabethtown, NJ.She pleads with Susan to come visit Philadelphia as she has four little boys she "wishes to secure a place in [Susan's] maternal heart". She is sorry to hear of Sarah's misfortune and illness but glad to hear she has recovered.

People Include: Peter Philip James Kean, Sarah Sabina Morris Kean, Thomas Biddle, Harry, Mrs. Ricketts


Christine Biddle (1780-1861)


Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, formerly Susan Livingston and Susan Kean (1759-1833)

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Philadelphia, PA


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.

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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

Christine Biddle to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, March 12, 1820


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