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Several items of particular interest to the Holland community were reported in this issue of De Hollander. Five cash gifts arrived for "the spread of God's kingdom" in the amount of $38.45. Three of the gifts came from churches in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. J. Labots and T. Keppel announced that bids were being accepted to build the new (Pillar) church. Specifications can be viewed in the home of Mr. Schrader. The lowest bidder will be made known in the orphanage on 10 April. The spring meeting of the Holland Classis will take place in the First Reformed Church of Zeeland on 12 April, commencing at 9 a.m. Rev. Ypma will preach the sermon. The committee on immigration will meet on 11 April and churches are reminded to take offerings on 9 April.




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.

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