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A brief notice in the Allegan Journal that the Rev. A. C. Van Raalte addressed the reunion of the 25th Michigan Infantry on September 22. The banquet was held in Kenyon's Hall, attended by such worthies as "Gov. Bagley, Senator Ferry, Hon. W. B. Williams and others".




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, September 25, 1875, p. 3.

A Brief Notice in the Allegan Journal That the Rev. A. C. Van Raalte Addressed the Reunion of the 25th Michigan Infantry on September 22