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A letter of Adrian Zwemer to the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, stating that some people in Rochester met to form an association for the purpose of raising money and assisting people in the Netherlands who wish to emigrate to America. Public meetings will be held weekly on Monday evening at the Dutch Reformed Church. Article three of the association's regulations stated that when an amount of $10 was raised it would be sent to the central association in the Colony to the Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen, Albertus C. Van Raalte and Maarten A. Ypma.




Rochester, New York


In Dutch and translation by Simone Kennedy.

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.

A Letter of Adrian Zwemer to the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte Published in De Hollander