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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.
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.
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.
Holland Colony and ten Hoor, Henry, ""Dorpslands Dagboek Van April, 1847"" (1847). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 24.