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A letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to his good friend, Theodore Romeyn, whom he met in Detroit in 1846 and an attorney, stating that he is very sorry that the Van Raaltes cannot entertain him in their home. Mrs. Van Raalte is not well and their daughter-in-law who is staying with them expects a child shortly but they do invite him and his party to tea when he is in the city. The Rev. Abel T. Stewart, pastor of the "2nd Reformed Church" [Hope Church] is arranging a place for him to stay.




Holland, Mich[igan]


In English.

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 Letter of Albertus C. Van Raalte to His Good Friend, Theodore Romeyn