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A letter of Hendrik G. Klijn and K. van de Bosch to the "Christelijke Afgescheidenen in Nederland" shortly after these two Reformed Church in America ministers separated themselves along with their congregations from the Reformed Church in America and leading to the formation of the Christian Reformed Church.




Grand Rapids, Michigan


In Dutch; partial translation by Harry Boonstra; transcription and full translation by Nella Kennedy, February, 2005. A translation can be found in Henry Beets' book on the Christian Reformed Church and used by Henry Zwaanstra in his thesis.

Description of the document and reference to the Gereformeerde Kerken, Stadsarchief Rotterdam, 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.


Stadsarchief Rotterdam, Archief Gereformeerde Kerken


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A Letter of Hendrik G. Klijn and K. Van De Bosch to the