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A report on the Holland Colony in the Allegan Journal, p. 1. The report is a translation (likely) of the item which was originally published in De Grondwet. The report is issued by Hoogesteger & M... r. Since this issue of De Grondwet burned in the Holland fire, this record has importance. Holland now numbers 3,000, has a considerable American and German element, two-thirds of the inhabitants know English, and John Roost sold out his share of the paper.




Transcribed by Mary Otterness, March 2, 2004

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.


Allegan Journal, March 22, 1869, p. 1.

A Report on the Holland Colony in the Allegan Journal (Originally De Grondwet)