De Grondwet Republished Letters from the Christian Intelligencer


De Grondwet Republished Letters from the Christian Intelligencer



De Grondwet, on April 28, 1914, republished materials which appeared in The Christian Intelligencer in 1847. A letter of John F. Van Eden Hollermann was published March 18, 1847, in which he summarizes the efforts of the Netherlands Society for the Protection of Emigrants from Holland on behalf of the immigrants now arriving in the United States. A Mr. P. Hodenpyl, Esq., was appointed general agent. In the March 25 issue, Thomas De Witt says more about the society and its efforts in fund raising. This letter was written March 22, 1847. The third letter is from A. B. Taylor of Grand Rapids and was published May 13, 1847. In this letter is the often used quote: Their provisions have failed them, and some have been subsisting on bran. This letter was dated April 26, 1847. These letters are published by Gerrit Van Schelvenin his series of articles, entitled, "Historische Schetsen uit het Koloniale Leven." These letters provide important documentation of efforts by the Reformed Church in America on behalf of Van Raalte and his people.




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.



De Grondwet Republished Letters from the Christian Intelligencer