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The document of the incorporation fo the First Reformed Church of Holland. The name of Albertus C. Van Raalte heads the list of those who signed the doucment. Those who witnessed the signatures were Henry D. Post, James Westveer, and Hoyt G. Post. Henry D. Post registered document January 1, 1851, in the County of Ottawa, Michigan. The men who signed the document as consistory members were: H. Broek, J. A. Verhorst, Jetse Browersma, Gerrit Jan Hekuis, J. Labots, J. A. Wilterdink, W. V. Apeldoorn, A. de Weerd, G. W. Wilterdink, A. Pluggers, and P. Van den Berg.

Date

8-25-1849

Notes

Transcribed by Dr. Henry ten Hoor, 2000.

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."

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Description of the document and reference to the collection at Calvin College Archives 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."

Source

The original documents are held in the Holland Museum

The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.

https://archives.calvin.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=264&q=

https://archives.calvin.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=262&q=

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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; 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 Heritage Hall at Calvin University. Contact the Curator at Heritage Hall.

The Document of the Incorporation for the First Reformed Church of Holland

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