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In a letter of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to C. G. de Moen and his wife, that he was sorry about all the burdens they bore. He had hoped to visit them but no one in the congregations was willing to loan him one due to the poor conditions of the roads.




Genemuiden, the Netherlands


In Dutch; transcribed and translated by Simone Kennedy, June, 2002.

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.

Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to C. G. de Moen and His Wife