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A copy of the official document which admits Albertus Christiaan van Raalte to theological studies at Leiden University and signed by the rector magnificus. Van Raalte's first and second name are Latinized in the document.




Leiden, the Netherlands


In Latin with handwritten notes in Dutch; translation by Cornelia B. Kennedy, 2001.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


The original documents are held in Leiden University.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from Leiden University.

Admittance Document of Albertus Christiaan Van Raalte to Theological Studies at Leiden University