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Dirk Van Raalte

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Dirk Van Raalte wrote his father, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, in which he described the life and behavior of African Americans. Dirk described the kinds of wounds the men in his unit suffered. He also gave more details about the battle of Tebb's Bend. Dirk assisted in the medical care of the men.

Date

8-3-1863

City

Campbellsville, Kentucky

Notes

In Dutch; translator unknown.

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.

Dirk Van Raalte Wrote His Father, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, in Which He Described the Life and Behavior of African Americans

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