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The Rev. Albertus C. Van Raate contributed an essay to De Hope and printed on this date saying that the ordination of [Enne] Heeren would be delayed to next February due to the great fire of October 8 and 9 which destroyed so much of the city. Van Raalte is in charge of raising the funds to send missionaries abroad. $2,600 has to be raised to send the Heerens to their field of service. In spite of the bad times, V.R. nevertheless never seems to tire raising money for very worthy causes.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Simone Kennedy.

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."

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.


The original documents are held in the Holland Museum.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the Holland Museum.

The Rev. Albertus C. Van Raate Contributed an Essay to De Hope Saying That the Ordination of [Enne] Heeren Would Be Delayed to Next February Due to the Great Fire of October 8 and 9 Which Destroyed So Much of the City.