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A news item in the Allegan Journal, p. 1, reporting that D.B.K. Van Raalte, a son of the founder of Holland, is the Republican candidate from the First District, I-Tolland City, for representative. The editor considers the young man as a very good candidate because he is a "patriot as well as a scholar, and lost his arm in the service of the country serving with distinguished gallantry in the 25th Michigan Infantry. He is a true Republican...."




Ottawa County


Transcribed by Erica D. Heeg, January 6, 2003

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.


Allegan Journal, October 31, 1874, p. 1.

A News Item in the Allegan Journal, p. 1, Reporting That D. B. K. Van Raalte, a Son of the Founder of Holland, is the Republican Candidate from the First District, I-Tolland City, for Representative