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A letter from Philip Hoedemaker, a student at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, to the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, in which he reports on student life at the college. He indicates that several students do not have good study habits. His funds are very low and he has debts of $50. Other students from the Colony at Rutgers are Jacob Vander Meulen, son of the Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen, and Christiaan Vander Veen. Hoedemaker did not go into the ministry of the Dutch Reformed Church, returning instead to the Netherlands where he became eventually a professor of theology at the University of Utrecht and a noted writer.
New Brunswick, New Jersey
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Hoedmaker, Philip and Kennedy, Simone, "Letter from Philip Hoedmaker to A. C. Van Raalte" (1855). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 289.