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Sarah Sabina Baker wrote from Butternuts to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her mother-in-law, addressed to Bellville, NJ. She wrote that she did not like that Susan was alone all the time at Ursino and that when she returned to her home at 19 Bond Street, New York she would start getting a room ready for her. She then wrote about different parties and places she had attended while visiting her family.

People Included: Mrs. Rutgers, Cousin Julia (Julia Lawrence?), William Baker, Peter, Sarah, Lewis, Dr. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Stuyvesant, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Watts, Aunt Nancy, Aunt Sally, Mr. Stout, Dr. Spring, Betsey, Lewis Lee Morris, Mr. Brooke,Mrs. Kember, Christine Alexander William Kean, Mr. Saffery, Anthony Rutgers, Sally Rutgers, John Kean, Morris Cooper, Philemon Baker Eliza Baker

Places Included: Utica, Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ


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


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

Creation Date

September 13, between 1831-1833

Document Type



Butternuts, Otsego County, NY


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 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. 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 Baker to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, September 13, 183?


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