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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.