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Chistine Biddle wrote to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ and forwarded by Maria P. Ricketts. Christine mentions that she told Peter Kean her family was looking for a new home. She was confined in town and send her family of children to the country during the month of August. She felt this was the best decision because her last two confinements had her in very precarious circumstances. She kept to her bed for a week and her room for a month before the event took place. Her and her family are now settled in their new home on 4th Street.

People Included: Mrs. Biddle, Peter Philip James Kean, Sarah Sabina Kean, Thomas Biddle, Mr. Rushes, Harry, Julia (Williams?), Mrs. Armstrong


Christine Biddle (1780-1861)


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

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Location Unknown (presumably 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 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 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 Archives, Kean University

Christine Biddle  to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, May 28, 1821