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Three documents, which relate to the Michigan Lake Shore Rail Road Company, who finished the line from Allegan to Holland, are attached. Isaac Cappon (Mayor) signed two of the documents, and W. Diekema (supervisor of Holland Township) signed the third. The third document certifies that the railroad line complied with the original agreement and terms.




Ottawa County, Holland, Michigan


Transcribed by Erica D. Heeg, September 5, 2003.

Description of the document and reference to the Archives of Michigan 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 Archives of Michigan.


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 Archives of Michigan.

Three Documents, Which Relate to the Michigan Lake Shore Rail Road Company, Who Finished the Line from Allegan to Holland, are Attached