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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 encouraged John to study hard to fill the shoes of his late father Peter Philip James Kean and to be able to provide for his mother, Sarah Sabina Kean and sisters Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean and Christine Alexander William Kean.

Author/Creator

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

Recipient

John Kean (1814-1895)

Creation Date

9-29-1830

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Ursino, Elizabethtown, County of Essex, NJ

Collection

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

Rights

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 lzimmerm@kean.edu.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Susan Ursin Niemcewicz to John Kean, September 29, 1830

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