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Peter Kean wrote from Elizabethtown, NJ to John Kean, his son, addressed to The Brother's Peugnet Office NY American, NY. He sent money for Mr. Peugnet and discussed the importance of John's studies.

People Included: Mr and Mr Peugnet, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Sarah Sabina Morris, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, Tomas Biddle, Mrs. Wilkinson

Places Included: New York


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)


John Kean (1814-1895)

Creation Date

April 15, c.1824- 1828

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 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


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, April 15, 182?


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