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A letter of this date to the editor was published December 8, 1859 in The Christian Intelligencer endorsed the Holland Academy. The writers are professors at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. They conclude their letter by saying, "In closing, the undersigned declare their strong conviction, that there have been as few errors of judgment in the management of the Holland Academy as could be expected in any business which fallible men managed." The signers are S[amuel] A. Van Vranken, W[illia]m H. Campbell, and S[amuel] M. Woodbridge.




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 to the Editor Published in the Christian Intelligencer