Download Full Text (213 KB)


A letter to the Rev. Antonio Bnmunelkamp from Roelof Sleijster which was published with other letters to Brummelkamp including two from Albertus C. Van Raalte and published in Stemmen uit Noord-Amerika, met begeleidend woord van A. Brununelkanap, Bedienaar des Goddelijken [sic] Woords. Tweede Druk, te Amsterdam, bij Hoogkamer & Compa. 1847. Sleijster was a former student of Van Raalte who migrated to Wisconsin and settled in Alto, Wisconsin. He was a member of the Wisconsin legislature in 1870.




Waupun, Wisconsin


In Dutch; translation by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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 Holland Museum.


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 Holland Museum.

Letter from Roelof Sleijster to Rev. Antonie Brummelkamp