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A letter of Dirk Van Raalte to his parents, asking them not to worry about him even though he has been wounded. His right arm was amputated but he is doing very well. His brother, Ben, is with him and taking care of him. His handwriting is poor because he is learning to write with his left hand.
Marieta [sic], Georgia
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, Dirk and Kennedy, Nella, "A Letter of Dirk Van Raalte to His Parents" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 268.