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Christina, the daughter of Rev. Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, attending school at Olivet College or the Female Seminary there, wrote her sister Mary about the health of her parents, her brothers Dirk and Ben who were now in Georgia and many personal concerns. Christina's handwriting is in English and her script is very beautiful. [Mary married Dr. Gerrit Kollen.]
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, "Christina, the Daughter of Rev. Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, Wrote to Mary Her Sister" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 221.