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Selections from book, entitled, MENTOR: de Getrouwe Leidsman en Raadgever 11007' Landverhuizers, die naar Noord-Amerika Willen Vertrekken by M. D. Teenstra, published by J. Oomkens & Zoon, 1855. Pages excerpted are 166-71, 278-79, 284-87, 298-01, and 304-09. In these pages, several settlements are mentioned such as Holland, Michigan, and Albertus C. Van Raalte is mentioned on page 299. These are mainly first hand reports of Netherlanders who emigrated to America and are very happy that they did so.




Groningen, the Netherlands


In Dutch; translation by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.

Description of the document and reference to the Van Raalte Institute 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 Van Raalte Institute.


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 Van Raalte Institute.

Selections from Book, Entitled, MENTOR: De Getrouwe Leidsman En Raadgever Voor Landverhuizers, Die Naar Noord-Amerika Willen Vertrekken by M. D. Teenstra, Published by J. Oomkens & Zoon, 1855.