H14-1856. Vander Broek, Charles. Papers, 1859-1929. 0.25 linear ft.
Descendent of Rev. Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The collection contains correspondence that includes a letter and envelope to Dr. Van Raalte, Union College, Holland, Michigan, from Culemborg, Netherlands, November 8, 1868; letter from A. C. Van Raalte to daughter Christina, April 1875; letter from A. C. Van Raalte to Mrs. W. B. Gilmore, October 29, 1875; letter dated May 12, 1912; letter from G. J. Diekema to Dear Aunt Chris, September 29, 1929. Documents include a document concerning Bastiaan Dirk Keppel, April 16, 1875; document and envelope, with Mrs. C.V.R. Gilmore [Christina Van Raalte Gilmore] describing a sitting chair, originally owned by Mr. Verlee of the Netherlands, then his niece Mrs. Abraham Naaijem, then Mr. J. C. Heyboer in 1881, and used by Dr. A. C. Van Raalte and Dr. Vander Meulen as a pulpit chair in Holland and Zeeland Reformed churches, ca. 1916. Pamphlets include Leerede, Uitgesproken Ter Opening Van De Klassjkale Vergadering, Te Grand Rapids; Door A. C. Van Raalte, D.D., Predikant te Holland, Uitgegeven op Last Der Klassis Holland, Ten Voordeele Der Academie Te Holland, 1859; Drie Leerredenen Uitgesproken Door Rev. A. C. Van Raalte, D.D. en een Theologisch Student to New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1863. The collection also includes a record book of the organization The Regional Society, November 5, 1872-November 30, 1877, that held meetings in Holland (Dutch/English).
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