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A long letter of Rev. Anthony Brummelkamp to his brother-in-law, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, in Ommen on several matters. His wife, Christina Van Raalte's sister, has been having spiritual struggles but he has been strengthened in his faith. He and his wife send birthday greetings to Christina belatedly. Brummelkamp has been in correspondence with Rev.Hendrik Scholte who apparently suffered the loss of his wife. He is also in correspondence with Rev. Budding. Zeeland Province's churches are torn about the issue of proper dress of ministers. He mentions Van Raalte's opportunity to open a school in Ommen. The chit-chat in the letter indicates that the two men are close friends as well as brothers-in-law.
Arnhem, the Netherlands
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Brummelkamp, Anthony, "Letter from Rev. Anthony Brummelkamp to Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte" (1844). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 56.