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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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Phelps Jr., Philip, "President Philip Phelps, Jr. Penned a Note to Gerrit Van Schelven" (1872). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 118.