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Since Christina, the daughter of Rev. Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, was working in Kalamazoo at this time, it is assumed that this fragmentary letter is from her. The content of the letter is similar to previous ones in that she had not received letters from her brothers who were in the Union Army. Christina has been busy in the dress shop and plans to stay until she learns the trade.

Date

1-10-1863

City

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Notes

In Dutch; transcription and translation by Nella Kennedy, February, 2007.

Description of the document and reference to the collection at Calvin College Archives 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."

Source

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.

https://archives.calvin.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=264&q=

https://archives.calvin.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=262&q=

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This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from Heritage Hall at Calvin University. Contact the Curator at Heritage Hall.

Letter from Christina to Her Parents A. C. and Christina Van Raalte

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