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The "Traveling & Begging Guide" of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte when he went on fund-raising trips to New York and New Jersey to raise money for the academy building, later known as Van Vleck Hall. He is given clear directions as to where he must travel and whom he should visit. The writer of instructions in the guide is not identified. However, judging from a 1 September 1856 letter of John Van Vleck to Van Raalte, the handwriting of Van Vleck is similar to the handwriting in 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" of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 373.