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Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to John Kean, her son, addressed to Mr. Peugnets Office N.Y. American, New York, NY. Sarah was concerned about John's health and said that she would approve of him going to France with Mr. Peugnet to help improve it. Susan Ursin Neimcewicz, his grandmother, included a short letter at the end giving him advice should he travel.

People Included: Dr. Benjei, Christine Alexander William Kean, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Mary Ann Cooper, Mary Cooper, Henry Phinney, Mrs. Jay, Cousin Robinson


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

Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, formerly Susan Livingston and Susan Kean (1759-1833)


John Kean (1814-1895)

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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 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


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Sarah Sabina Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz to John Kean, February 24, 1829


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