Download Full Text (327 KB)


A report in the Grand River Eagle, p. 2, copied from the Milwaukee Sentinel, on "The Hollanders in Michigan." The reporter for the Sentinel "had the pleasure yesterday, of making acquaintance of Mr. A. C. Van Raalte, the minister, and manager of the affairs of the Colony of Hollanders who have settled on Black Lake, in Ottawa County, Michigan." Van Raalte who is known as Dominie "is a man of undoubted energy and perseverance..."




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.


Grand River Eagle, June 3, 1850, p. 2.

A Report in the Grand River Eagle Copied from the Milwaukee Sentinel, on