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President Philip Phelps, Jr. penned a note to Gerrit Van Schelven, treasurer pro tern of Hope College on this date sending him $36.00 which are the finds collected for the third term. Of this, Phelps asks him to pay Dr. [Albertus C.] Van Raalte $35.00 which VR advanced to the Hope College Council at its last meeting. This note is attached to a memo of Van Schelven of August 2 to Van Raalte with the payment of the $35 which were advanced for traveling expenses. Van Raalte responds on August 3 accepting the funds which were used for the traveling expenses of the Council members but he also returns $5.00 because he advanced $30 and not $35.




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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.

President Philip Phelps, Jr. Penned a Note to Gerrit Van Schelven