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Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to John Cox Morris, her brother, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego, NY. She updated him on her family and discussed Christmas and a James Fenimore Cooper book.

People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Peter Philip James Kean, John Kean, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, Rutherford Family, Cormac Family, Mrs. N. Banchay, William Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Rudd, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence, Aunt and Uncle Ricketts, Mr. and Mrs. James, Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. john Kearney, Eizabeth, Miss. Edgworth, Walter Rutherford, Mary Rutherford, Mrs. Barnabus, Jane, Jacob Morris, Lewis Lee Morris, General Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris

Places Included: New York, NY


Sarah Sabina Kean, formerly Sarah Sabina Morris, and later Sarah Sabina Baker (1788-1878)


John Cox Morris (1781-1849)

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Ursino, 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

Sarah Sabina Kean to John Cox Morris, December 28, 1820


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