Download Full Text (2.1 MB)


Rev. Hendrik G. Klijn wrote Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte on 1 September. The letter was printed in the De Hollander on this date, saying that his leg was healing from his fall reported on 21 July in this paper. He is able to sit up and to walk occasionally. He hopes to be back in his pulpit in two weeks. Rev. Jacob Chamberlain will be visiting his congregation that Sunday and preaching in the evening. The three children have been ill. His wife is bearing up under the strain.




Holland, Michigan


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 Hendrik G. Klijn to A. C. Van Raalte Published in De Hollander