1877 Sept. 1
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.
1872 Oct. 28
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
1900 Nov. 30
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920
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.
1957 Aug. 12
Halpern, Joel Martin
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
1975 Feb. 27
Ireland, William Rutherford
Chicago (Ill.) - Includes transcript of letter from Aldin Grout, dated at Umvoti, 1854-04-22, and included in the Ireland family memorabilia.
1835 May 20
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.
1854 Nov. 25
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.
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.