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Sarah Sabina Baker wrote from Ursino to John Kean, her son, addressed to Highland School, Cold Spring, Putnam County, NY. Sarah and he new husband, Looe Baker, had been looking for a new house on Bond Street, New York, NY but had not found anything yet. She said that Looe had gotten to requisites to attend Princeton and would send them along. She also mentioned William Palmer who had been confined to a hospital in Philadelphia, seemingly with some type of mental illness.

People Included: Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Looe Baker, Mr. Wilkinson, Dr. Stevens, Cousin Catherine, Mr. Stuyvesant, Dr. Watts, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, E. Rosa Armstrong, Dounwond, Philemon, Clement, Eliza, Mr. Carnaham, Maria Palmer, William Palmer, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, Mr. Lawrence, Betsey, Christine Alexander William Kean


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


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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Sarah Sabina Baker to John Kean, February 1, 1831


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