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Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte wrote to his daughter and son-in-law, the Oggels, about the possibility of their coming to Holland so that Pieter J. Oggel can take a position in the Academy. Van Raalte is quite critical of the Pella people in this letter.
The original documents are held in the Holland Museum.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Nella, "Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte Wrote to His Daughter and Son-in-Law, the Oggels" (1861). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 105.
In Dutch; revision of a translation by Nella Kennedy, May 2006.
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.