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A long, nine-page letter of John Van Vleck to A.C.V.R., in which Van Vleck outlines his grievances with A.C.V.R. A.C.V.R. had accused him of "abusing his countrymen in my writings.- Van Vleck denies the charge although he admits he does not like a few of them. Van Vleck also had to clarify Academy finances. Wynand Wichers refers to this letter in A Century of Hope, pp. 50-52. This is an important document. Unfortunately, the letter is not in good condition and parts of it are missing.
Ulsterville, Ulster Co., New York
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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Van Vleck, John, "Letter from John Van Vleck to A. C. Van Raalte" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 112.