Ownership: 1919 Gansevoort-Lansing, Catherine; Ann P. Hays; John and Carolyn De Marco (Lyrical Ballad Bookstore); etc. Gift and purchase
Content: The Gansevoorts and the Lansings were two of the original Dutch families to settle in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys of New York State. Other families who intermarried with the Gansevoorts and the Lansings were the Melvilles, Sanfords and Van Schaicks. Members of these families were prominent in politics, the military, literature, law, politics, medicine, and economics.