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1835 May 20

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout and Hannah Davis Grout to Elnathan Davis

Cape Town (South Africa) - Suggestions for what goods and clothing to bring as a missionary. Uncertainty over how the missionaries will be received by Dingane; Dr. Graham has gone to investigate.

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

1835 Mar. 16

Grout, Hannah Davis

Letter from Hannah Davis Grout to Elnathan Davis

Cape Town (South Africa) - Ordered to remain in Cape Town; learning Zulu language to prepare for Dingane. Advice for preparing for a long sea voyage: take care of your wife and suggestions for food to bring with (including cranberry sauce, fruit), clothing, and other goods. "And now my dear brother, perhaps you would like to know something of my own feelings since I left America respecting missio... more

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

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

1835 Oct. 27

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout and Hannah Davis Grout to Elnathan Davis

Bethelsdorp (South Africa) - Recent trip to Graham's Town "to make inquiries in reference to our object." Preparing for the journey by making ox yokes and learning Kaffir [i.e. Xhosa]. "From various hunts we find that the community as well as students are beginning to look with interest upon Africa as a field of missionary labour, which we are glad to see... But you know that H. and I feel for part... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1881 Apr. 9

Grout, Aldin

Gospel daylight breaking on the Zulus

Springfield (Mass.) - Article excerpted from The Weekly Evangelist regarding Zulu missions in time of Dingane.

Aldin Grout Papers

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

1835 Mar. 12

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to Elnathan Davis

Cape Town (South Africa) - Account of ocean crossing and arrival in South Africa. Has landed in Cape Town because Natal is in turmoil, with Dingane attacking the corrupt white men there; trouble further south with the Kaffirs [i.e. Xhosas] and Boers. Using the time to prepare for mission work, learn the language. Information from other missionaries: "Dingian... is a more important man than we had... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1880 Nov. 3

Grout, Aldin

A Zulu learning to read

S.l. - Article excerpted from The Congregationalist regarding Zulu missions in time of Dingane.

Aldin Grout Papers