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Pamphlet Called, "The Secession in Heemse and Environs Based on Various Official Documents"



In a pamphlet published by H. U. Bouwman in 1938, entitled, "The Secession in Heemse and Environs Based on Various Official Ducuments," there is a report that a Rev. H. Wineke preached in the home of Derk Plasman. Egbert Dunnewind may have been present. [Both gentlemen with their families may have emigrated to the Holland Colony.] The document is a good source for the history of the Afscheiding movement. The name of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte is mentioned often in this pamphlet.




In Dutch; translation of a portion of the document by Nella Kennedy, August, 2006.

Description of the document 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.



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