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Christina Van Raalte also wrote her sister, Mary [Maria Wilhelmina Kollen],on this date telling her also that she hoped to come home in four weeks. She discusses several family matters with her sister. When Mina Oggel and family were coming to Kalamazoo, would the Van Raaltes be coming to pick them up? Was Mary still taking lessons from Mrs. Van Olinda?
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Van Raalte, Christina and Kennedy, Nella, "Christina Van Raalte Wrote Her Sister, Mary [Maria Wilhelmina Kollen]" (1863). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 159.