Sarah Louisa Jay Kean to Sarah Sabina Kean, May 11, 1828


Sarah Louisa Jay Kean to Sarah Sabina Kean, May 11, 1828



Sarah Louisa Jay Kean wrote from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ to Sarah Sabina Kean, her mother, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. She updated her mother on what was going on at home and asked if she could come to Philadelphia.

People Included: John Cox Morris, Miss Sheldon, Julia, Christine Alexander William Kean, Mrs. Hunt, Judge Richard Morris, Thomas Biddle, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Betsey, Becky

Places Included: Philadelphia


Sarah Louisa Jay Kean (1818-1828)


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

Creation Date


Document Type



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 Archive, Kean University

Sarah Louisa Jay Kean to Sarah Sabina Kean, May 11, 1828


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