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The "Traveling & Begging Guide" prepared for A. C. Van Raalte when he went on a fund raising trip to New York and New Jersey for the Academy building, later called Van Vleck Hall. He is given clear directions as to where he must travel and whom he should visit. The writer of the guide is not identified. However, judging from a September 1, 1856, letter of John Van Vleck to A.C.V.R., the handwriting of Van Vleck is very similar to the handwriting of this document. A letter of introduction to prospective donors by Dr. Thomas De Witt is appended to the traveling guide.
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Van Vleck, John, "The "Traveling & Begging Guide" Prepared for A. C. Van Raalte" (1856). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 334.