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A printed flyer asking potential donors to loan money to the Holland colonists in order to complete the harbor project in the amount of $2,000. $9000 has already been raised. The state government has already assigned a tract of land to support the project. The list of six men whose names appear at the bottom of the document is headed by the name of Isaac N. Wyckoff, pastor of Second Reformed Church. It is likely that he wrote the materials.
Albany, [New York]
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.
Wyckoff, Isaac N., "Printed Flyer Asking for Donations" (1859). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 135.
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.