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Rev. Albertus Van Raalte placed a notice in De Hollander on this date that the fall meeting of the Classis of Holland will take place in the First Reformed Church in Zeeland on Wednesday, 13 September at 9 a.m. Van Raalte will be in charge of the opening and Rev. [Wynand] Gardenier [pastor of the First Reformed Church of Kalamazoo] will preach the evening sermon. "The semi-annual congregational collection for the assistance of poor countrymen and immigrants is set for Sunday, the 10th of September."




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.

A. C. Van Raalte Posted a Notice in De Hollander