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1844 Apr. 29

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Cape Town (South Africa) - Birth of a son: "Charlotte's sickness was rather severe, of about fifteen hours continuance, but terminated favorably and as yet both mother and child are doing well. She has yet no milk and the little fellow apparently does not like to engage in anything that is to produce no important result, and therefore persists in a determination to get his living in an easier way than by... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1845 May 7

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti River (South Africa) - Charlotte is doing well; her illness was diagnosed as a prolapsed uterus. Baby Aldin is moving about and beginning to talk. People are collecting about a give "good attention to preaching upon the Sabbath." Remains under the employ of the British government.

Aldin Grout Papers

1843 Oct. 17

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umgeni River (South Africa) - Staying in an old house abandoned by a Boer as unfit for habitation. Grout's hair is turning white; Charlotte is not yet graying. Has planted a little garden with vegetables. "The English are now in authority in this country. They have not yet determined whether the natives shall stop near where they now are or be put upon some place a little one side. It will probably be some months y... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1844 Oct. 4

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) - Charlotte has suffered another attack of dysentery, but is better again. The house at Umvoti is nearly ready for occupancy

Aldin Grout Papers

1856 Dec. 9

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin and Charlotte Bailey Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Umvoti (South Africa) - Continuing sadness over death of their brother: he seems to have known his death was coming. Have been absent from home visiting other missionaries; travel by ox cart and horse on roads so bad that Charlotte rode the horse and the children walked. Difficult river crossing. Visit with the Saunders, English settlers. Excitement in the Zulu country: the sons of Umpande (Ce... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1846 Feb. 13

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin and Charlotte Bailey Grout to James Bailey

Umlozi (South Africa) - Charlotte writes that she is busy preparing for the Sabbath, instructing the women in what to do: "For the two last Sab. I have spoken to them without an interpreter but I talk so badly I fear I shall disgust them. I think however they understand me. I am obliged to speak in very short sentences... I think I make a little progress in the language but it is very little. I have ... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1844 Aug. 20

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) - Making their wagons ready: "We have yet no established government here and do not know for certain either how the land or natives will be disposed of..." Charlotte suffers some from having left Cape Town before she was ready; the baby does well. Living without a wife, with a native girl doing household work for him and living rough. Starting for Umvoti, a distance of about one hundred ... more

Aldin Grout Papers

1840 May 13

Grout, Aldin

Letter from Aldin Grout and Charlotte Bailey to James and Elizabeth Bailey

Cape Town (South Africa) - Ocean voyage to South Africa. "Dingaan's power is, we hear, very much broken, and we hear has been driven from his country, and that the Boers have issued a proclaimation, taking in to the territory they call their own, about half the country occupied by the Zulus including both Dingans residence and Givani the station occupied by by. Champion & myself..." Sickness spre... more

Aldin Grout Papers