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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).
Banner, dated November 10, 1921, p. 692.
"Editorial "Van Raalte's Arrival Seventy-Five Years Ago"" (1846). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 242.