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A report in the New York Sun and copied by the Grand River Eagle, p. 2, on the arrival of 80 Dutch immigrants from the Province of Groningen on the ship, Emblem, from Rotterdam. The women wore large golden head dresses "and not one was worth less than one hundred and sixty dollars." The immigrants were "in good circumstances" and destined for the Holland Colony.




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.


Grand River Eagle, September 22, 1848, p. 2.

A Report Originally in the New York Sun and Then Copied by the Grand River Eagle