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A news note in De Hollander said that "Last Monday the building of our new church [Pillar Church] was contracted out to our friends Verbeek, Vennema, Zalsman and Slink, who accepted the work for $1700."
De Hollander, April 22, 1854.
Kennedy, Simone, "News Note in De Hollander" (1854). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 507.
In Dutch; translation by Simone Kennedy.
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.