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A letter of Rev. Antonie Brummelkamp to his brother-in-law, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, responding to Van Raalte's remark that he tightens up when he has to attend synod meetings. Brummelkamp expressed the opinion that he and Van Raalte should not be the examiners of Carel de Moen since he is a relative and a friend of both of them. Rev. Budding has again been thrown into prison because he owes large fines. Brummelkamp has written the king to be forgiven of his fines because he is not guilty as charged.




Schiedam, the Netherlands


Transcription and translation by Simone Kennedy.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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.


The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

Letter from Rev. Antonie Brummelkamp to Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte