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1877 Sept. 1

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to Frank Hugh Foster

Springfield (Mass.) - "I am rather sorry you are to begin life sleeping on straw but that will in this weather be more comfortable than on a mat in a Kafir hut where I have many a time slept." Has been asked to deliver a course of lectures on African missions at Fisk University.

Aldin Grout Papers

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

1872 Oct. 28

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to Frank Hugh Foster

Springfield (Mass.) - Grout is doing well; attended sessions of the meeting and preached to Dartmouth students. Now have some Chinese worshipping at the South Church and the interpreter and his wife will be admitted to membership: "they and their children speak good English, six children. The whole lot of them come in Chinese costume. The old commissioner lives here also and Young Wing who g... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1900 Nov. 30

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Edward Gilbertson

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Complimenting Mr. Gilbertson's shelving and display cases, describing several learned society lectures regarding China and a conversation with a Chinese laundryman on similar topics.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1860

Portrait of Charlotte Bailey Grout

S.l. - Late copy of bust of woman identified as Hannah Davis Grout (first wife of missionary Aldin Grout). Given Hannah's date of death (1836), it is more likely that the sitter is Charlotte Bailey Grout, Aldin's second wife.

Aldin Grout Papers

1957 Aug. 12

Halpern, Joel Martin

Interview of a native preacher from the local mission

Laos - This interview was included in letters from Joel M. Halpern to Carl and Nettie Halpern during the time spent in Laos with the United States Operations Mission. Halpern's translator, Aram Udol, interviewed several people during this time. This interviewee, a Khmu', speaks about a belief of the Khmu' in a legendary king named Djung who is said to come and give all good things ... more

Joel M. Halpern Papers

1975 Feb. 27

Ireland, William Rutherford

Letter from William Rutherford Ireland to Norine Phillips Lee

Chicago (Ill.) - Includes transcript of letter from Aldin Grout, dated at Umvoti, 1854-04-22, and included in the Ireland family memorabilia.

Aldin Grout Papers

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

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