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Thomas De Witt

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The Christian Intelligencer published an article on this date written by "T.D.W." or Dr. Thomas De Witt, a pastor of the Collegiate Church in New York City, entitled "The Holland Colony in Michigan." The author gave a brief history and description of the Holland Colony and the coming of the Dutch to the Middle West. The Holland Colony, he was told, numbered between "five and six thousand." De Witt had visited the Colony a few months previous. He also spoke of Rev. Albertus Van Raalte's concern for education.

Date

9-15-1859

City

New York, New York

Notes

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."

Source

The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.

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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.

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