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1846 First American Missionary Scholar of the Zulu Language  

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1846 First American Missionary Scholar of the Zulu Language

Greene, Rev. D[avid]

Mission House, Boston


Feb. 24, 1846


2pp+stampless address leaf.

To Lewis Grout, Andover Theological Seminary. Andover, Mass.. "...We rejoice at the brightening prospects in respect to obtaining missionaries from Andover and we pray and hope that the Lord of Missions will bless your counsels and effort to disseminate and cherish this truly apostolic spirit. At a meeting of the Prud.[ential] Comm. held this day you were designated to the South African Mission, in conformity with what we suppose to be your own desire…” Having decided to devote his life to missionary work in Africa after his graduation from Yale and ordination at Andover, 32 year-old Lewis Grout and his new wife sailed for Cape Town. There he spent the next 15 years, writing the first comprehensive Grammar of the Zulu language, and not returning to the US until the Civil War 

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A few spots of yellow; very good.

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