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A letter from Albertus C. Van Raalte to Philip Phelps; it informs Phelps that Dr. M. Cohen Stuart is arriving on the last train from Grand Rapids that evening. Cohen Stuart interviewed Van Raalte during this visit. He then wrote up the interview and published it in his book. The interview gives us a very good description of Van Raalte as a person in his later years. The title of Cohen Stuart's book is: Ses Maanden in Amerika, published by Kruseman and Tjeenk Willink, Haarlem, the Netherlands, in 1875, pp. 300-323. Cohen Stuart said that, "He is one of those people with whom one cannot associate without becoming richer in spirit and heart, in wisdom and love.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Heeg, Erica D., "A Letter from Albertus C. Van Raalte to Philip Phelps" (1873). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 182.