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This item appeared in The Excelsiora, Vol. XII, No. 2, on this date. This was a hand-written publication of the Hope College student body. The items reads as follows: Rev. A. C. Van Raalte, D.D., born at Wanneperveen, Netherland[s], Oct. 17th, 1811, died Nov. 7th 1876, at Holland Mich. The funeral was held on Friday, Nov. 10th. It was the largest funeral ever witnessed in Holland. Hon. T. W. Ferry, Vice President of the U. S. was present. The death of Dr. Van Raalte is felt all through the colonies.
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"This Item Appeared in The Excelsiora, Vol. XII, No. 2, On This Date" (1876). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 285.