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Van Raalte wrote a very warm and personal letter to his daughter, Christina Van Raalte Gilmore. He writes about his deceased wife very warmly to his daughter after whom she was named. Van Raalte expressed appreciation for the letter from his grandson, little William Gilmore. The Gilmores were now living in Spring Lake, Illinois, where Rev. Gilmore was serving the Reformed Church.
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Van Raalte, A. C. and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from A. C. Van Raalte to His Daughter, Christina Van Raalte Gilmore" (1875). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 222.