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On this date, an obituary of Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was published in De Bazuin. Rev. Anthony Brummelkamp wrote the laudatory obituary. Brummelkamp had heard of V.R.'s death from Rev. Roelof Pieters, V.R.'s successor at the Pillar Church. Van Raalte died on 7 November at 7.30 a.m. "His mind was clear to the end." V.R. was hailed as a gripping preacher.




Kampen, the Netherlands


In Dutch; translation by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.

Description of the document and reference to the Theological University Archives, Kampen, 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."


The original documents are held in the Theological University Archives, Kampen.


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 Theological University Archives, Kampen.

On This Date, an Obituary of Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte Was Published in De Bazuin