Henry ten Hoor



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An article was published in De Hope on this date concerning the Dutch settlement at Amelia Court House, Amelia County Virginia. The article was written by J. Gebelings [Geerlings?], G. van der Riet, and Ch. Veltman. Farming and stock raising are very profitable in Virginia; the weather is mild. The heat was not oppressive in the summertime. The main crops are tobacco, wheat, corn, and oats. One acre of land produces 750 pounds of tobacco. Fertilizing is very necessary because the cultivated land was spent. The price of the land was from two to twenty dollars per acre. Most of the Dutch settlers are doing well. The colony is located twenty-seven miles from Richmond. Dr. M. Cohen Stuart gave an accurate description of the Dutch settlement in his book, Six Months in America.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translated by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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 Holland Museum.


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 Holland Museum.

An Article Was Published in De Hope