Article in the Christian Intelligencer


Article in the Christian Intelligencer


A. B. Taylor



Mention by Hyma of an article which appeared in the Christian Intelligencer, written by the Rev. A. B. Taylor, of Grand Rapids, who was also very helpful to Van Raalte and his people. Hyma published an excerpt of this article on pp. 143-144. This is the letter of the oft-quoted statements: There is now, and has been for some time, a most painful state of want among these devoted brethren. Their provisions have failed them, and some have been subsisting on bran.




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.



Article in the Christian Intelligencer