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A letter of Christine Van Raalte to her brothers, Ben and Dirk, thanking them profusely for writing her. She reports on life in Amelia, making some very interesting comments. "Some of these Dutchmen are peculiar people - you cannot imagine how terribly ignorant and stupid some of them are."

Date

5-31-1869

City

Amelia Court House, VA.

Notes

Translation by Clarence Jalving.

Description of the document and reference to the National Archives of the Netherlands 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."

Source

The original documents are held in the National Archives of the Netherlands.

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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 National Archives of the Netherlands.

A Letter of Christine Van Raalte to Her Brothers, Ben and Dirk

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