Nella Kennedy



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The editor of De Hollander reported that that Roel of Pieters supplied the pulpit of the Graafschap congregation the past Sunday morning and Christian Vander Veen in the afternoon. Both students were very well received. "...The church building in Graafschap was so full that many even had to stand outside." Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was occupying the pulpit in Zeeland that Sunday.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Nella Kennedy, March, 2006.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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 Holland Museum.


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 Holland Museum.

Report in De Hollander