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Christine Biddle wrote to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Ursino, near Elizabethtown, NJ. She informed her of the death of little Betsey Chapman as wel as Mrs. Bradson, Christine's aunt. She was happy that Catherine was helpful to Susan and taking care of her. At the end of the letter she wrote to Catherine and said she is glad to hear Catherine is happy with Susan.

People Included: Thomas Biddle, Peter Philip James Kean, Betsey Chapman, William Palmer, Catherine


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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Christine Biddle to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz and Catherine, November 24, 1824