38 results found for: subject:"South Africa--Description and travel"

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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

1854 Dec. 13

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James Bailey

Durban (South Africa) - Mrs. Adams and the two Miss Lindleys are coming to America and can relay news of Africa.

Aldin Grout Papers

1855 July 28

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - "As to the good things of a good world to come I never have a serious doubt. Not however for anything I have done, but only because of Christ's merit. I have spent a miserable unprofitable life in God's right, but grace so abounds over it that I expect a government of righteousness notwithstanding."

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

1855 July 28

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Glad to hear she finds Mrs. Adams an agreeable women. Charlotte has been able to return to normal since the recent annual meeting at Umvoti.

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

1834 Dec. 3 – 1835 Aug. 15

Grout, Aldin

Journal (fragment)

Boston (Mass. and Bethelsdorp) - Journal of voyage from Boston of South Africa and early days of his life as a missionary. Possibly rewritten at a slightly later date from original.

Aldin Grout Papers

1854 Aug. 30

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Garden; now includes coffee plants. An English woman is now living with the Grouts, helping to care for the children. Aldin learns slowly, "we cannot get him to fix his attention on his books..." Grout's station, and others, now look more hopeful, the natives seeming more receptive.

Aldin Grout Papers

1845 Dec. 29

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Another son [Humphrey] was born to Grout and with on Dec. 27. Aldin is getting large and sometimes troublesome.

Aldin Grout Papers

1841 June 23

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Inkanyezi (South Africa) - Have moved to Inkanyezi, living in a hut supplied by the natives. Has commenced planting; am in good country though surrounded by wild beasts: elephants, buffaloes, hippos, lions, tigers, hyenas. People are friendly and show "a commendable disposition to attend meeting upon the Sabbath... We see nothing to fear from the people but much to be thankful for." EAting mostly Indian corn... more

Aldin Grout Papers