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In The Christian Intelligencer of this date, a long letter was published anonymously expressing an opinion about the efforts of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte to raise "$3,000" for the Holland Academy. The letter has four sub-divisions in which the writer raises questions about the academy, its relationship to the Reformed Church, its financial needs, and many other issues. It is clear that the writer has a very good understanding about the history, nature, and needs of the academy. The letter is signed "W."




New York, New York


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.

Letter Published Anonymously in the Christian Intelligencer