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"Dorpslands dagboek van April, 1847" is a detailed account book of property purchases of Holland settlers and of wages and expenses incurred by the Holland Colony. It consists of thirty-five pages, of which the last two are in the handwriting of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. This is an invaluable account which reveals so much of the early days of the Colony. The names of many of the early settlers are found in this document.

Date

4-1-1847

City

Holland, Michigan

Notes

In Dutch; translated by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.

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 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=

Rights

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.

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