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Excerpts from the student almanacs of Leiden University which give the names of the students and where they lived. In 1830, Albertus Van Raalte was living on Langebrug at Nortier, the same place in 1831, but in 1832, he is living on Breedestraat with Widow v. d. Meij, and also with her in 1833 and 1834.




Leiden, the Netherlands


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

Description of the document and reference to Leiden University 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 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.

Student Almanacs of Leiden University