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Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean and John Kean wrote from Ursino to Jacob Morris, their grandfather, address not included. Julia wrote that she wished him a happy birthday and that he and her grandmother, Mary Cox Morris, had many more years to come. John wrote and asked to his goat be moved from General Root's as soon as possible for he feared she would learn to drink whiskey.

People Included: Sarah Sabina Kean, Peter Kean, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean


Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, later Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Fish (1815-1887)

John Kean (1814-1895)


Jacob Morris (1755-1844)

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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

Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean and John Kean to Jacob Morris, December 28, 1824


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