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The act of secession of the consistory of Ulrum, the Netherlands: copy of the handwritten document, a printed version, the signatories to the act, and a translation of the act of secession. The title of the document is Aktevan Afscheiding van het Nederlandsch Hervormd Kerkgenootschap den 14 en October 1834 te Ulrum geteekend benevens de notulen van de Eerste Kerkeraadsvergadering der Afgescheidenen. A beautifully handwritten document which serves as a cover page is signed by H(ellenius) de Cock, Kampen, April 1868. The English document is a report by alderman of Ulnun, T.K. Loots, dated October 17. The reports give considerable detail about the participation of the Rev. Hendrik Scholte in this occasion.




Leiden, the Netherlands


In Dutch; translation by Cornelia B. Kennedy, 2001.

Description of the document and reference to the Theological University Archives, Kampen, by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

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 the Theological University Archives, Kampen.


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 the Theological University Archives, Kampen.

The Act of Secession of the Consistory of Ulrum