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Ralph Bolt Collection

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Series 1

Sermon notes according to Bible books



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Collection Overview

Title: Ralph Bolt Collection, 1905-1945

ID: COLL/014

Primary Creator: Bolt, Ralph (1873-1951)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Christian Reformed Church. Board of Missions, Indians - Missions, Lucas Christian Reformed Church (Lucas, Mich.), Missions - China, Patterson Hebrew Mission Board, Sermons - Outlines, syllabi, etc, Sully Christian Reformed Church (Sully, Iowa), Whitinsville Christian Reformed Church (Whitinsville, Mass.)

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church.  Includes a call letter, bulletins, and church records of the church in Whitinsville, Massachusetts; Board of Missions minutes, and sermons. Also a notebook containing a listing of Bible texts sermonized during his ministry in the Lucas, Michigan, Christian Reformed Church, and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings regarding the congregations in Lucas, Michigan; Whitinsville, Massachusetts; and Sully, Iowa.

Biographical Note

Ralph Bolt was born 9 April 1873, in Groningen, the Netherlands. His parents were Roelf Bolt and Sjoukje Vander Molen.  He came to Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the age of eighteen and worked in a furniture factory. He graduated from the Calvin Theological Seminary in 1903 and served churches in Luctor, Kansas; Lucas, Michigan; Fourth Paterson, New Jersey; Graafschap, Michigan; Sully, Iowa; Whitinsville, Massachusetts. In 1939 he began to assist the Neland Avenue Church and did so for 12 years. Bolt also served as a member on the Board of Missions. Bolt was married to Anna Vander West and they raised four children together Sophia, Delia, Ralph, and Marvin. He died 7 April 1951.

Subject/Index Terms

Christian Reformed Church. Board of Missions
Indians - Missions
Lucas Christian Reformed Church (Lucas, Mich.)
Missions - China
Patterson Hebrew Mission Board
Sermons - Outlines, syllabi, etc
Sully Christian Reformed Church (Sully, Iowa)
Whitinsville Christian Reformed Church (Whitinsville, Mass.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of the R. Bolt family


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Series 1
Box 1
Folder 1: Call letters and responses
Folder 2: China Mission minutes --- March 1937 - May 1937
Folder 3: Christian Reformed Mission Board minutes --- June 1936 - 1937
Folder 4: Reports of Eastern Home Mission Board --- 1935 - 1937
Folder 5: Minutes Executive Committee meetings --- November 1933 - July 1935
Folder 6: Minutes Executive Committee meetings --- August 1935 - May 1936
Folder 7: Minutes Executive Committee meetings --- July 1936 - May 1937
Folder 8: Minutes Executive Committee meetings --- November 1937 - July 1938
Folder 9: Indian Mission Reports --- December 1935 - December 1936
Folder 10: Indian Mission Reports --- January 1937 - March 1938
Folder 11: Reports of Paterson Hebrew Mission Board --- 1935, 1937
Folder 12: Bulletins, Whitinsville CRC --- January 1936 - September 1936
Folder 13: Bulletins, Whitinsville CRC --- October 1936 - May 1937
Folder 14: Bulletins, Whitinsville CRC --- July 1937 - December 1937
Folder 15: Bulletins, Whitinsville CRC --- January 1938 - July 1938
Folder 16: Bulletins, Whitinsville CRC --- August 1938 - February 1939
Folder 17: Bulletins, Whitinsville CRC --- March 1939 - September 1939
Folder 18: Family Visiting schedule --- 1937 - 1938
Folder 19: Letter, to Henry Beets regarding Lucas CRC --- 1910
Folder 20: Correspondence --- 1917 - 1945
Folder 21: Correspondence - 35th anniversary in ministry, September 1938
Folder 22: Texts used in preaching in Lucas CRC --- August 10 1906-January 7 1912
Folder 23: Marriage Licenses --- March 1905 - June 1910
Folder 24: Marriage Licenses --- November 1910 - January 1927
Folder 25: Letter, from L. P. Brink in Tohatchi, New Mexico --- 1910
Folder 26: Scrapbook
Series 2: Sermon notes according to Bible books
Box 2
Item 1: Genesis to Deuteronomy
Item 2: Joshua to Job
Item 3: Psalms 1-73
Item 4: Psalms 77-147
Item 5: Proverbs to Isaiah
Item 6: Jeremiah to Malachi
Item 7: Matthew to Mark
Item 8: Luke
Item 9: John
Item 10: Acts
Item 11: Romans to II Corinthians
Item 12: Ephesians to Philippians
Item 13: Colossians to II Timothy
Item 14: Hebrews
Item 15: James to Jude
Item 16: Revelation
Item 17: Addresses - notes --- May 1908 - May 1944 and undated

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