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1880 June

Grout, Aldin

Autobiographical sketch

Springfield (Mass.) - Brief sketch of Grout's decision to become a missionary, arrival in Africa, and arrival of old age.

Aldin Grout Papers

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

1880

Grout, Aldin

Incidents in the early history of the mission to the Zulus

Springfield (Mass.) - Lengthy draft of photocopy of Grout's narrative of the American Zulu mission from his arrival in 1834. Original of the manuscript is held in the archives at Yale Divinity School.

Aldin Grout Papers

1834 Dec. 3 – 1835 Aug. 15

Grout, Aldin

Journal (fragment)

Boston (Mass. and Bethelsdorp) - Journal of voyage from Boston of South Africa and early days of his life as a missionary. Possibly rewritten at a slightly later date from original.

Aldin Grout Papers

1854 Aug. 30

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Garden; now includes coffee plants. An English woman is now living with the Grouts, helping to care for the children. Aldin learns slowly, "we cannot get him to fix his attention on his books..." Grout's station, and others, now look more hopeful, the natives seeming more receptive.

Aldin Grout Papers

1880

Grout, Aldin

Autobiographical sketch

Springfield (Mass.) - Reminiscences of arrival in South Africa through crossing the Ingela River and meeting Dingane for the first time. Letter is incomplete, second sheet only.

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

1880

Grout, Aldin

Autobiographical sketch

Springfield (Mass.) - Brief sketch of Grout's life and missionary endeavors among the Zulus (incomplete).

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

Aldin Grout Papers

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

Aldin Grout Papers