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A long article appeared on Albertus C. Van Raalte on this date in The Christian Intelligencer. Albertus was misspelled as Alburtus. The article does not indicate who wrote the article which continued in the issue of October 15. The first article covers V.R.'s life in the Netherlands. There is a footnote that John H. Karsten translated Dutch materials into English for the composition of the article. The second article covers V.R.'s life when he was experiencing persecution in the provinces of Drenthe and Overijssel before he migrated to America.




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Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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 Joint Archives of Holland.


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 Joint Archives of Holland

A Long Article Appeared on Albertus C. Van Raalte On This Date in The Christian Intelligencer