S. L. Morris



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An editorial (possibly) by S. L. Morris, editor of the Holland City News, p. 2, entitled, "Past, Present and Future of Holland," in which he gives a brief history of Holland. He said, "It is only 24 years since our esteemed fellow citizen, Rev. Dr. A. C. Van Raalte and his friends planted the germ of our greatness upon the bank of Black Lake." The article basically is a pep talk to the citizens of Holland after the disastrous fire which devastated the city the previous October.




Description of the document 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.


Holland City News, February 24, 1872, p. 2.

An Editorial (Possibly) by S. L. Morris, Editor of the Holland City News, p. 2, Entitled,