Report in the New York Evangelist


Report in the New York Evangelist




In the issue of the New York Evangelist published on this date, the publication reported on matters in the Holland Colony that had been reported in the Christian Intelligencer. The prospects of the Holland Academy have improved. A Second Dutch Reformed Church has been organized. "...Domino [Albertus C.] Van Raalte, and [Philip] Phelps [Jr.], and others, who have the welfare of the Church and the community at heart, felt that the time had come to raise the standard of a new society there, in the name of Christ." The congregation was organized on 20 July.




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Description of the document 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.



Report in the New York Evangelist