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A. C. V. R. Gilmore, the son of Rev. William and Christine Gilmore, wrote a letter to his grandfather, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, expressing his concern that grandpa was ill. The assigned date is uncertain. His parents lived in Amelia from 1869 to 1873. Even by 1873, it is doubtful that this child could have composed this letter in his own hand.
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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V. R. Gilmore, A. C. and Heeg, Erica D., "A. C. V. R. Gilmore, the Son of Rev. William and Christine Gilmore, Wrote a Letter to His Grandfather, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, Expressing His Concern That Grandpa Was Ill" (1870). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 8.