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An essay by the Rev. Hendrik P. Scholte, entitled,"Aanmerkingenbetrelckkelijk [sic] de landverhuizing naar Noord-Amerika [Observations concerning the Emigration to America]," published in De Reformatie, Tijdschrift ter Bevordering van Gods Koningrijk in Nederland, 3deSerie, IIIde Deel,Amsterdam: Hoogkamer & Compe, 1846, pp. 182-188. Scholte mentioned that the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was leaving with his family for America, p. 184. A.C.V.R. is referred to as"onze broeder" twice. Scholte seems to be the person masterminding the emigrtion of Separatist families to the US.




In Dutch; translation by Dr. Henry ten Hoor, 2000.

Description of the document 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.


Published in De Reformatie, Tijdschrift ter Bevordering van Gods Koningrijk in Nederland, 3de Serie, Bide Deel, Amsterdam: Hoogkamer & Compe, 1847, pp. 182-188.

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