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Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte placed a notice in De Hollander which was published on this date saying that the next meeting of the Holland Classis would be held on 8 April in the First Reformed Church of Zeeland. Rev. [Koene] van den Bosch would deliver the sermon. Congregations are asked to take offerings for the Holland Academy on 29 April to defray boarding costs. [Note: van den Bosch did not preach at this session because he and his congregation defected from the Reformed Church. In April, the Secession of 1857 was underway.]




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translated 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.

Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte Placed a Notice in De Hollander