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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

Aldin Grout Papers

1840 Nov. 10

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James Bailey

Umlozi (South Africa) - As yet at Umlosi; visit to Umpandi over country he had not yet traveled; camping in a poor tent. Killed a nine foot snake with poison fangs a quarter of an inch long. Attacks by lions on cattle; elephant. "Lions are apparently much thicker here than before the Dutch came, we think perhaps their shooting so many so many the other side of the mountain frightened them off ... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1846 Feb. 13

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin and Charlotte Bailey Grout to James Bailey

Umlozi (South Africa) - Charlotte writes that she is busy preparing for the Sabbath, instructing the women in what to do: "For the two last Sab. I have spoken to them without an interpreter but I talk so badly I fear I shall disgust them. I think however they understand me. I am obliged to speak in very short sentences... I think I make a little progress in the language but it is very little. I have ... more

Aldin Grout Papers