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Albertus C. Van Raalte is lauded in the minutes of the Classis of Holland which met in Zeeland on these dates, volume IV, pages 87-89. The hand written minutes were produced by J. Broek. A quote from the remarks are as follows: "Finally we make mention again of the death of Rev. Dr. A. C. Van Raalte, the founder of the colony. This good and faithful servant has entered into the joy of his Lord. He has fought the fight, kept the faith, and received the crown of righteousness. His works do follow him."




Zeeland, 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.

The Minutes of the Classis of Holland