1921-2012
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1921, Hull, Iowa.

March 16, 2012, Raybrook Manor, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Daughter of Anton and Maria (Ten Brink) Ten Harmsel, Henrietta was educated at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She taught English at Western Christian High School, Hull Iowa, (1949-57), and in the English Department at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1960-85), where she was the first woman to chair the department. She received a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982; the Prince Bernhard Foundation of the Netherlands awarded her the Martinus Nijhoff translation award in 1984; and in 1998, she received Calvin College’s Faith and Learning Award. Her translations from the Dutch include:

  1. Hours and Days and Years and Ages
  2. Listen to My Cry, Lord
  3. Silent Night! Holy Night!
  4. When Israel Fled from Egypt Land