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A report on the April 18 and 19 meeting of the Classis of Holland appeared in De Hope on this date. Among the many items of business, Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was requested to bring Christian fraternal greetings to the Synod of the Christian Separated Reformed Church in Netherlands because he and Mrs. Van Raalte were leaving shortly for the Netherlands and to represent the Classis sat the meeting of the Evangelical Alliance. The secretary of the Tract Society of New York presented a report on the work of the society. Rev. Adrian Zwemer, Clerk of the Classis, wrote this report.




Holland, Michigan


TR.: H. ten Hoor.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


The original documents are held in the Holland Museum.


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 the Holland Museum.

A Report on the April 18 and 19 Meeting of the Classis of Holland Appeared in De Hope On This Date