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In the 1850 report of the Board of Domestic Missions, a letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte was published that was dated 11 September 1849. Van Raalte was hoping to get the funding for a minister to serve in the Holland Colony such as Rev. Budding.




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Description of the document 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 Eighteenth Annual Report of the Board of Domestic Missions of the Ref. Prot. Dutch Church: Presented to the General Synod at their Annual Meeting in Poughkeepsie, June 5, 1850, pp. 16-17.

A Letter of Albertus Van Raalte Was Published in the Report of the Board of Domestic Missions