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Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Ursino to John Kean, her grandson, addressed to Highland School, near Cold Spring, Putnam County, NY. She wrote to John about his education and mentioned that his father, Peter Philip James Kean, was an excellent scholar. She also pointed out that he had an advantage over many others due to his family circumstances, but that he could not rely on family reputation and pride to get through life.
People Included: William Palmer, James Palmer, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz
Places Included: New York
Notable Quote: "Do not think my love that I would wish to instill a vain foolish pride into your mind nothing is more ridiculous than family pride"
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, formerly Susan Livingston and Susan Kean (1759-1833)
John Kean (1814-1895)
Ursino, Elizabeth Town, County of Essex, NJ
Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3
Niemcewicz, Susan U.. Susan Ursin Niemcewicz to John Kean, October 12, 1830. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1830s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1830s/36
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