Fonds F2014 - Rachel Grover Fonds

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Rachel Grover Fonds


  • 1914-1963 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

7 cm of textual records

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Rachel K. Elmhurst was born in Birdsall, Ontario, in 1922, daughter of Gilbert J. Elmhurst. She was educated at Norwood High School and Trinity College, University of Toronto, and graduated in 1943 with a BA in English language and literature. She obtained her Bachelor of Library Science from the University of Toronto in 1963. She worked at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, until her retirement.

In 1942 she married John Carleton Grover who predeceased her in 1993. They had one daughter, Charlotte Isabel Grover, who died 1 October 2003 at the age of 50, and one son, Tom. Rachel Grover died in Peterborough on 28 April 2015.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Fonds was donated by Rachel Grover in 1986, 1988, and 1995.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of material from Grover’s days as a student at Trinity College (1939-43). Also donated is material on the history of St Hilda’s gathered by Miss Alma Conway, a 1914 graduate of Trinity College.

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Various copyright holders. It is the researcher's responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds.

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  • English

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John Carleton Grover Fonds in Trent University Archives.

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Trinity College Archives

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