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This document is a bill of John Van Landegend, dealer in "Hard-ware, Stoves, Nails, Glass, Tin and Sheet Iron-ware" on 8th Street. The long two-page bill included all the items that Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte had purchased the previous calendar year. A wide variety of hardware is listed including four porcelain doorknobs. (I mentioned this because I found a porcelain doorknob on the Van Raalte property some years ago after the demolition of the Van Raalte barn and is displayed on the "Van Raalte shelf' in my office.) The question is: was he making all of these purchases at a time when the Van Raalte home was under considerable enlargement?
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Van Landegend, John, "A Bill of John Van Landegend, Dealer in "Hard-ware, Stoves, Nails, Glass, Tin and Sheet Iron-Ware" on 8th Street" (1873). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 145.