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"Recd. of Revd. A. C. Van Raalte Two Hundred Dollars on account of purchase of S 1/2 of Section 33 Township 5 North, Range 15 West, Ottawa County Micigan. per George Young" Signed by Wm. ? Schermerhorn for Peter Schermerhorn. On October 2, 1848, Peter Schermerhorn wrote H. D. Post that he acknowledges receipt of $236.00 which is the second payment on the property he purchased September 16 the previous year. Schermerhorn also asked for Albertus C. Van Raalte's address in case he needs to write the minister. [George Young was the leading elder in the First Reformed Church in Grand Rapids.]




New York


Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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 Holland Museum.


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 Holland Museum.