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This document is a long letter to the governor of the province of Overijssel from Albertus C. Van Raalte, who wrote the document, and signed also by Rijk van der Haar, Wm. van der Haar, Js. Tilder, and Hendrik J. van Rees, notifying the governor that the mayor of Genemuiden is asking for more regulations than what the king's decree of 1836 demands.




Genemuiden, Overijssel Province, the Netherlands


In Dutch; translated by Nella Kennedy, 2002.

Description of the document and reference to the Historisch Centrum Overijssel 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 Historisch Centrum Overijssel.


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 Historisch Centrum Overijssel.

Lettter to the Governor of the Province of Overijssel