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"Dominie Van Raalte. Sketch of the life of this Famous Hollander, "which appeared in the Allegan Journal, p. 1. A brief introduction is followed by the report, which appeared in the Grand Rapids Eagle. The report includes a quote, which is also found elsewhere: "Dr. Van Raalte possessed great force of character and executive ability. Had he been placed by Providence at the head of a nation, he would have made a wise and powerful ruler. He would have made a bold and successful general."
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Heeg, Erica D., ""Dominie Van Raalte. Sketch of the Life of This Famous Hollander," Which Appeared in the Allegan Journal" (1876). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 286.