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Looe Baker wrote from Elizabethtown to John Kean, addressed to Highland School, Putnam County, NY. Looe had purchased No. 19 Bond Street for the family and they were moving in on May 1, until then they spent their time split between Ursino and Wheat Sheaf. John was a candidate to enter Princeton in November 1831.

People Included: James Carnahan, Sarah Sabina Baker, Mr. Fisher, Adolphus Watson, Philemon Baker, Eliza Baker, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Mr. Pyne,

Places Included: New Orleans, LA


Looe Baker (1780-1854)


John Kean (1814-1895)

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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 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

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Looe Baker to John Kean, February 20, 1831


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