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Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean wrote to John Kean, her brother, addressed to Highland School, Putnam County, NY. She wrote about foreign news including the Polish Revolution and their step-grandfather Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, unrest in France, and growing problems between England and Ireland. She gave updates on the family and said that Looe Baker purchased a house on Bond Street.

People Included: Clopieki, Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Looe Baker, Sarah Sabina Baker, Miss Proctor, Mrs. Palmer, Julia, Mr. Rutgers, Mary Baker, Dr. Watts, William Palmer, Christine Alexander William Kean, Eliza Baker, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, E. Rosa Armstrong, Mr. Lawrence,

Places Included: New York, Wheat Sheaf,


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


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 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 Archive, Kean University

Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean to John Kean, February 11, 1831


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