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Christina Van Raalte wrote her parents, Rev. Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, that she had letters from her father, brother Dirk, and her mother. She also reported on money matters such as paying for her room and board bill. As for money, she speaks in terms of dollars and shillings. She enjoys her work very much and gives many details about dressmaking and current fashion.
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Van Raalte, Christina and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from Christina Van Raalte to Her Parents Albertus and Christina Van Raalte" (1862). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 137.