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A partial xeroxed copy of DE TOESTAND DER HOLLANDSCHE KOLONISATIE in den Staat Michigan, Noord-Amerika, in het begin van het jaar 1849. Medegedeeld in drie Brieven van de WelEew. Heeren A. C. VAN RAALTE, C. VAN DER MEULEN, en S. BOLKS, aan C. G. DE MOEN Herder en Leeraar der Christ. Afgesch. Gemeente in den Ham (Prov. Overijssel). Met twee Kaarten, Waar achter volgt: EEN BRIEF van den WelEerw. Heer G. Baay uit Alto, Staat Wisconsin, aan zijne Vrienden in Nederland. Amsterdam: Hoogkamer & Compe. 1849. 44 pages




Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Translation of the pamphlet was done by E. R. Post and D. F. Van Vliet, at Calvin College, and printed in 1978. The translation includes the three primary letters only.

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.

Partial Xeroxed Copy of Der Toestand Der Hollandsche Kolonisten In Den Staatmichigan, Noord Amerika Drie Brieven Aan C. G. de Moen Door A. C. Van Raalte, C. Vander Meulen, En S. Bolks