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Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, and Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to John Kean, their brother, grandson, and son, addressed to Mr. Peugnat's Office NY American, New York. Julia recounted in detail a party the family had held a few days prior. Sarah Louisa wrote mostly about their little sister Christine William Alexander Kean. Susan and Sarah expressed their pleasure at his continued hard study and enjoyment of history.

People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Jacob Morris, Mr. Salter, Thomas Dayton, Mary Dehart, Frances Chetwood, Elizabeth Chetwood, Cousin Palmer, Mrs. Palmer, Julia, Cousin Phebe, Matt Dayton, Ann Gorhiem, Mr and Mrs. Pyne, Fanny, Mrs. General Scott, Madame Peugnat, Emily Peugnat

Places Included: New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA


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

Sarah Louisa Jay Kean (1818-1828)

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

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


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


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, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, and Sarah Sabina Kean to John Kean, January 30, 1828


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