1860 Jan. 23
Umvoti (South Africa) - Interesting state of religion amongst them: a week of fasting and prayer propounded by missionaries to India: members, male and female, were questioned and "showed a good state of feeling," and non-church members professed that they wished to join.
1844 Apr. 16
Cape Town (South Africa) - Grout and Charlotte are doing well. Has received a temporary appointment from the Cape government as missionary to the natives of Natal; hopes to leave for Natal.
1845 Nov. 10
Umvoti (South Africa) - Has been doing well, but warm weather makes him feel his age. Thanks for the package for goods from home: "We frequently now have an apple pie, as you do in yankee town... Sometimes stued fruit with sweet cream on it."
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.
Springfield (Mass.) - From from article printed in Springfield Daily Republican.
Springfield (Mass.) - Eulogy on Grout; from article printed in Springfield Daily Republican.
1844 Mar. 18
Cape Town (South Africa) - Their mission has been recalled; people has raised funds for their support until a time when they hear whether the Board will allow them to continue. "I suppose the Millerites will by this time begin to ask where is the promise of his coming, and I am afraid that many will become infidels, and others that otherwise would have been comfortable, having waisted their subst... more