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Sarah Sabina Baker wrote from New York to John Kean, her son, addressed to Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ. Sarah wished her son a happy 20th birthday. She also discussed the high cost of fixing up Ursino and that she wanted to sell it instead. She advised John not to buy a house until her finished college.

People Included: Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Thomas, Dr, Nowakes, William Baker, Mrs. Day, Looe Baker, Jacob Morris, John Cox Morris, Mr. Watts, Mary, Edward Turner

Places Included: Ursino, Elizabethtown


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


John Kean (1814-1895)

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New York, NY


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

Sarah Sabina Baker to John Kean, March 27, 1834


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