LHS records of correspondence by the Corresponding Secretary included at times sympathy and get well notes to members, thank you notes for donations of materials for book or bake sales, thank you notes for accessioned materials, cards notifying members or trustees of of meetings, and the like. Surprisingly, sometimes poetry was included!

Correspondence of Lansingburgh Historical Society
May 3, 1974 – May 10, 1978

Agnes M. Hoffman
Corres. Sec.
Sept 22 ’74; “Thank you” to Mrs. Jane Kafka Bradshaw 505-7th Ave. for “City of Troy and Vicinity” by Professor Arthur James Weise, an album of photos, and “History of Waterford” by Sidney Ernest Hammersley. […]
Sept. 23, 1974
Ode to a Town
Churches, schools,
Hospitals, and such;
Make up the town,
We all love so much,
But without one ingredient
We couldn’t survive;
It’s the people,
Who keep our History alive.
Hazel Ashdown […]
[December 1974]
Poem on cake for Christmas Party
Sleigh bells ringing,
Children singing,
CHristmas-time is near;
Hope your Christmas Day is merry,
Full of happiness and cheer.
Merry Xmas — Lansingburgh Historical Society
Hazel Ashdown (Legend on cake) […]
June 1 ’76; Thank you note to Mrs. John F. Mabin for memorial plaque for the Village Cemetery honoring the soldiers of the Revolutionary War; 14 Farnham Lane, Troy, 12180 […]