Henry D. Post



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On this date, Henry D. Post published a column in the Holland City News about the impact that Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte made on the Holland community. Post had met Van Raalte in 1847. He went on to say that "after listening to his [Van Raalte's] glowing prophesies of the future city of the eastern shore, based upon his keen judgment of its great advantages of position and future resources, I caught the infection of his enthusiasm, and when he asked me to come and help lay the foundations of the future commonwealth, I enlisted with him, heart and hand, in the service.




Holland, Michigan


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."

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 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.

Henry D. Post Published a Column in the Holland City News About the Impact That Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte Made on the Holland Community