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In a letter of Anna Van Raalte to her father, Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte, she is urging her father to come home soon. Rev. Oggel is helping her write the letter. This approximate date may not be correct because Anna is only four years old this year. Oggel is clearly helping her to write the letter which provides interesting details on daily life in the Van Raalte household.
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, Anna, "In a Letter of Anna Van Raalte to Her father, Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 2.