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A long letter of Rev. Anthony Brummelkamp to his brother-in-law, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, who has just sent him a letter. Van Raalte had several questions for him. Brummelkamp decries the impact of his pride on his life and work and discusses the state of his soul with V.R. His thoughts seem so typical of the piety of the Separatists of that time. Brummelkamp speaks about several persons: Flesch, Budding, Tolsma, Wigchink [?], Callenbach, Poelman, Drus, "H", Samuel Goudsmidt, Wildenbeert, Bikkel, Zwerdijk, and Tieleman. Brummelkamp hopes to go to Ommen soon so that the two men can discuss the "interests of the school" and how to get churches to take collections for it. In a postscript, A.B. mentions his wife's problems with depression.
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 Anthony Brummelkamp to Albertus C. Van Raalte" (1844). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 57.