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1854 Nov. 25

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Adams, a missionary, is returning home and his wife will wish to visit missionary friends; the two Lindley daughters also heading to America. Charlotte and family are in good health.

Aldin Grout Papers

1845 Dec. 29

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Another son [Humphrey] was born to Grout and with on Dec. 27. Aldin is getting large and sometimes troublesome.

Aldin Grout Papers

1841 June 23

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Inkanyezi (South Africa) - Have moved to Inkanyezi, living in a hut supplied by the natives. Has commenced planting; am in good country though surrounded by wild beasts: elephants, buffaloes, hippos, lions, tigers, hyenas. People are friendly and show "a commendable disposition to attend meeting upon the Sabbath... We see nothing to fear from the people but much to be thankful for." EAting mostly Indian corn... more

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1841 Sept. 5

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umlozi (South Africa) - Hard to believe they have now planted and harvested hay and grain and are now eating apples. House in Umlosi is quite comfortable for Natal. Studying Zulu with Brother Champion and Charlotte. Has ploughed a new garden with untrained oxen; the Dutch laugh that the plough is too small. Was intending to go to Umpandi [Mpande kaSenzangakhona], brother of Dingane, but he is quarrel... more

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1845 May 7

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti River (South Africa) - Charlotte is doing well; her illness was diagnosed as a prolapsed uterus. Baby Aldin is moving about and beginning to talk. People are collecting about a give "good attention to preaching upon the Sabbath." Remains under the employ of the British government.

Aldin Grout Papers

1853 Oct. 20

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Has had daguerreotypes taken by a Norwegian missionary, including of the family; sends them home.

Aldin Grout Papers

1843 Oct. 17

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umgeni River (South Africa) - Staying in an old house abandoned by a Boer as unfit for habitation. Grout's hair is turning white; Charlotte is not yet graying. Has planted a little garden with vegetables. "The English are now in authority in this country. They have not yet determined whether the natives shall stop near where they now are or be put upon some place a little one side. It will probably be some months y... more

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1844 Oct. 4

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) - Charlotte has suffered another attack of dysentery, but is better again. The house at Umvoti is nearly ready for occupancy

Aldin Grout Papers

1856 Dec. 9

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin and Charlotte Bailey Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Continuing sadness over death of their brother: he seems to have known his death was coming. Have been absent from home visiting other missionaries; travel by ox cart and horse on roads so bad that Charlotte rode the horse and the children walked. Difficult river crossing. Visit with the Saunders, English settlers. Excitement in the Zulu country: the sons of Umpande (Ce... more

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1846 Mar. 4

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Charlotte is gaining strength after exerting herself due to no help from the natives. Baby is doing well; Aldin is regularly in mischief and "aside from his restless, mischievous disposition is a pleasant child..." People are gathering about them and a boy and girl are living with them most of the time, working on oxen, wagon, and plough and in domestic work, respective... more

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