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Peter Kean wrote from Elizabethtown, NJ to John Kean, his son, addressed to Greenwich near New York. Peter send $105.42 for John's bill with Mr. Peugnet and talked about John's studies.

People Included: Mr and Madame Peugnet, Sarah Sabina Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)


John Kean (1814-1895)

Creation Date

January 10, 1825 or 1826

Document Type



Elizabethtown, County of Essex, NJ


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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3


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

Peter Kean to John Kean, January 10, 1825 or 1826


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