Thomas De Witt



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An article by the Rev. Thomas De Witt in the Christian Intelligencer, October 8, 1846, p. 50, entitled, "Emigration from Holland." De Witt notified the readers that a society has been formed recently in Albany, New York, called "The Protestant Evangelical Holland Emigrant Society" for the purpose of aiding the Dutch immigrants arriving in America. De Witt also mentioned that he had a recent visit to the Netherlands at which time he met the Rev. Hendrik P. Scholte who impressed him very much. De Witt brought a copy of the Appeal to the Faithful with him, the pamphlet written by Brummelkamp and Van Raalte.




Description of the document and reference to the National Archives of the Netherlands 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 National Archives of the Netherlands.


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 National Archives of the Netherlands.