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An abstract of title of a part of Lot 15, in Block 14 in the South West Addition to the City of Holland. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte deeded this property to the public on this date. The lot was between Maple and Washington Avenues and 14th and 15th streets. There are many Van Raalte family names in the document. The property was at 191 West 15th Street, owned by Elton and Elaine Bruins from 1968 to 1988.




Ottawa County, Grand Haven, Michigan


Description of the document and reference to the Van Raalte Institute 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.


Collectie HDC | Protestants Erfgoed, Bijzondere Collecties, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


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 Van Raalte Institute.

An Abstract of Title of a Part of Lot 15, in Block 14 in the South West Addition to the City of Holland