Henry Hidding



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In an article written by Henry Hidding dated 12 March 1912 about the "Ninth Street Church" or the Pillar Church and published in the Holland City News on the 14th of March, the author related the meeting in the church during the Civil War in which Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte participated in the recruitment of soldiers for Company 1 of the 25th Michigan Infantry. Van Raalte had opened the meeting which was lengthy and gave an address. Hidding had been at this lengthy meeting and related his memories of the event.




Holland, Michigan


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.

In an Article Written by Henry Hidding Dated 12 March 1912 About the