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Rutgers College class of 1860, New Brunswick Theological Seminary class of 1863, Reformed Church in America (RCA) minister from 1864‑1914, and editor of De Hope from 1884‑1886. Materials include sermons, speeches, correspondence (with Albertus C. Van Raalte, between Adrian Zwemer and Enne J. Heeren, Jan Elsma, Rev. Leenhouts, from Samuel Zwemer, Classis of Wisconsin to General Synod), pastoral record books, call letters, photographs of John Karsten and his wife, theology questions for seminary students, and a list of Dutch people from Holland, Wisconsin, who served in the Civil War. Also included are materials relating to the RCA’s Committee on Revision of the Liturgy, the Council of the Reformed Churches in America Holding the Presbyterian System, the Wisconsin Classis, De Hope, the Semi‑Centennial Celebration of the Holland Immigration in the United States, and correspondence not associated with Karsten: Adrian Zwemer and Enne J. Heeren, Van Driele and M. Ypma, Albertus Pieters to friends, H. D. Oosterhoff and Willemtje (Zwiers) Oosterhoff, Steketee and Rev. M. Ypma, unknown family in America from father traveling in Europe in 1865, Voorhees (missionary) and John H. Karsten, correspondence and poem from Aren van den Tak(e) to his niece and nephew.


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