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"Mr. G. Van Schelven, Acting head of Council of Hope College Pay to W. Shields the sum of Fifty-dollars on a/c Holland Mich Nov 1, 1871 A. C. Van Raalte pres of council" William Shields, a Hope graduate in the first class of 1866, was an instructor at Hope College. Gerrit Van Schelven was a young friend of V.R.He organized the 25th anniversary of the city in 1872 and 1897. His papers in the archives are a treasure-trove of Holland history.
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Van Raalte, A. C., ""Mr. G. Van Schelven, Acting Head of Council of Hope College Pay to W. Shields the Sum of Fifty-Dollars On a/c Holland Mich Nov. 1, 1871 A. C. Van Raalte Pres. of Council"" (1871). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 74.