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Excerpts from the minutes of the Classis of Holland, at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte is again serving as president. With joy, the classis received the sum of one thousand dollars from the estate of Daniel I. Schenk for the needy churches of the classis. "Resolved that Dr. van Raalte be requested and authorized to further examine, before the next meeting, the actual purpose of the testament, how to be custodians of the use of this sum in order (if necessary) to make decisions regarding this during our time together."




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Nella Kennedy.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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 Joint Archives of Holland.


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 Joint Archives of Holland.

Excerpts from the Minutes of the Classis of Holland