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An editorial in the Banner, dated November 10, 1921, entitled, "Van Raalte's Arrival Seventy-five Years Ago, p. 692. The editor writes about the date of the arrival of Van Raalte in America on the ship, the Southerner. By careful research, he affirms the date of November 17 as the date of arrival. G. J. Diekema claimed it was October 2, 1846 and Gerrit Van Schelven said it was November 4 that year. There has been confusion also about the name of the ship. Hyma affirms the date of November 17 (p. 59).




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.


Banner, dated November 10, 1921, p. 692.