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A news item in the Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, p. 3, stating that Moses B. Hopkins presented the name of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte as a nominee for regent of the university, in the Republican convention. Van Raalte got 8 votes while the other three nominees only received one each. On the second ballot, he received 11 votes and then was unanimously declared nominated for regent.




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 Rapids Daily Eagle, March 19, 1857, p. 3.

A News Item in The Grand Rapids Daily Eagle