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In the minutes of the Holland City Council of December as reported in the December 11, 1875 issue of the Holland City News, there is a report about the Council's attempt to purchase additional property for "the old cemetery." Included in the report is this sentence: "Your committee have negotiated through Dr. [Albertus C.] Van Raalte with the owner of the land north of the present cemetery and have agreed upon a proposed exchange of five acres of ground more or less of said lands, for the northern tri-angle of low lands of the Broek tract."




Holland, Michigan


Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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 Joint Archives of Holland.


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 The Joint Archives of Holland.

In the Minutes of the Holland City Council of December as Reported in the December 11, 1875 Issue of the Holland City News, There is a Report About the Council's Attempt to Purchase Additional Property for