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Mr. J. H. Kloos is writing the editor of De Hope which was printed in the November 18 issue, protesting some information that appeared in the letter of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte in the October 21 issue. Kloos says that he is not an agent of the St. Paul & Pacific Railway. He also clarifies information about his business regarding land purchases. Kloos is promoting a settlement fourteen miles from Sauk Rapids. The severity of the winter is not what V.R. claimed.




Sauk Rapids, Benton Co., Minnesota


In Dutch; translated by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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 Joint Archives of Holland.


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 Joint Archives of Holland.

Mr. J. H. Kloos is Writing the Editor of De Hope Which Was Printed in the November 18 Issue