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Julian Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Warsaw, Poland to John Kean and Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, his grandchildren, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He wrote to express his sympathy over the loss of their father. He wrote to John to endeavor in his life to be like his father and that even when Julian is dead he will always be welcome in Poland as family. He wrote to Julia about the prospect of her coming to Europe and all he would give her there. He told her in the meantime to mind her mother and grandmother's health.

People Included: Sarah Sabina Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)


John Kean (1814-1895)

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

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Warsaw, Poland


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


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Julian Ursin Niemcewicz to John Kean and Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, April 24, 1829


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