MS 19.3 Van Peursem, Gerrit D. (1880-1979). Memoirs I & II, 1880-1970. 2 folders.

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Gerrit D. Van Peursem was born on a farm near Maurice, Iowa. He graduated from Northwestern Classical Academy of Orange City, Iowa (1903), attended Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa for one year, and graduated from Hope College, Holland, Michigan (1907) and the Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey (1910). He then joined the Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America and served the Arabian Mission. Handwritten memoirs detail his life as a student, missionary, and his life’s work. Binder also contains 28 handwritten and typed contemplations.