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1836 Feb. 24 – 1836 Feb. 28

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to Elnathan Davis

Port Natal (South Africa) - Have arrived in Natal; birth of child Relief Oriana on Dec. 9. Hannah's post-partum illness. Sailed with Brothers Champion and Adams to Port Natal, leaving wives at Bethelsdorp: "Notwithstanding all that has been said of the wickedness of the white people at Natal, or what may actually be true, they received us with open arms... We however should not expect the same treatment from ... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1842 Oct. 22

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Port Natal (South Africa) - Fitting a house for Charlotte. News of family illness and death since last contact a year ago; predictions that Grout would die within two years have proven incorrect, though then wife of the man predicting has died. "The change became such among the Zulus that we did not feel justified in stopping among them.... and what the Lord will now do with us, or the poor Zulus, is ... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1836 July 29

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to Elnathan Davis

Port Natal (South Africa) - On the death of Hannah Grout. Have a station well commenced at Port Natal; a second conversation with Dingane is as encouraging as the first. "It was thought important that a white female be at each station and we therefore concluded that Dr. A. stop at Port natal, and br. Champion go to Dingaan's country, and be either at one or the other place as circumstances should ... more

Aldin Grout Papers