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Another letter of A.C.V.R. to a Mr. J. I. [G?] Van Heulen, who is seeking A.C.V.R.'s advice where to settle in America. A.C.V.R. advises either Holland, Michigan, or Amelia, Virginia. Since the Van Heulens have ten children, A.C.V.R. advises him to buy a farm. A.C.V.R added: "On account of death and continual sickness in the family, I am since one and one half year in Michigan.




Translated by Seth Vander Werf.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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 Holland Museum.


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Letter of A. C. V. R. to a Mr. J. I. [G?] Van Heulen