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Catherine Barclay wrote to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She wrote primarily to express her sympathy to Susan, Peter Kean and Sarah Kean over the loss of their children (presumably Helen Rutherford Kean and an unnamed baby boy).

People Included: Her brother (possibly Dr. Watts), Mrs. Palmer, Miss Shannon


Catherine Watts Barclay (1782-1851)


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

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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 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

Catherine Barclay to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, April 8, 1824