Edwin Grover papers, 1897-1948 Rauner Manuscript MS-859

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Edwin Grover papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-859

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

.25 linear ft., 1 box


Edwin O. Grover (1870-1965), publisher and educator. Dartmouth College Class of 1894. The collection consists of correspondence relating to Grover's printing interests, the Dartmouth Class of 1885, and Richard Hovey as well as typescripts of essays and a manuscript book of verse dedicated to his parents.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Edwin O. Grover contain correspondence relating to his printing interests, the Dartmouth Class of 1885, and Richard Hovey. Includes materials on Angel Alley Press, and the Cornhill Press. Correspondents include W. A. Dwiggins, Alfred Bartlett, Harold Goddard Rugg, Ogden Nash, and Charles F. Richardson. The papers also include numerous examples of Grover's printing output and several essays on Dartmouth as well as a manuscript book of verse dedicated to his parents.


Edwin Osgood Grover was born on June 4, 1870 in Minnesota. He graduated form Dartmouth College in 1894. During that time he wrote articles for the "Boston Globe" and edited the Dartmouth literary magazine. He also edited Hovey's "Dartmouth Lyrics" and later edited the popular favorite, "The Dartmouth Song Book." After graduation he worked as a salesman for Ginn and Company and Rand McNally before opening his own own company, Prang Co., which specialized in painting materials and books. In 1926, Grover joined the faculty of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, as professor of books. During his time at Rollins he taught courses on recreational reading, the history of the book, and literary personalities. He also established the first bookstore in Winter Park and began a publishing venture, The Angel Alley Press. His first publication was "Psyche's Lamp," a collection of poems by Rose Mills Power. The following year, he published a collection of works by 22 Rollins poets and began a series of pamphlets which he called "Vest Pocket Poems." He retired from Rollins in 1947. Grover died on November 8, 1965.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1892-1953

Access Restrictions


Box: 1

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1905-1909
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1910-1929
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1930-1939
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1940-1948
  • Folder: 5, Sheet Music including "The Kisses, I Saw Them Do It" and "Barney McGee", undated
  • Folder: 6, Essay on Richard Hovey, typescript, undated
  • Folder: 13, "Ballads of Boyhood" leather bound manuscript book., 1892

    Composed and dedicated to his parents for their 25th wedding anniversary. The book contains poems and small hand drawn pictures in typical Victorian style. A letter is laid in to Grover's parents.

  • Folder: 7, Ephemera booklets, 1894-1938
  • Folder: 8, Essay on "The Cornhill Booklet," manuscript and typescript, undated
  • Folder: 9, Essay on Dartmouth College, typescript, undated
  • Folder: 10, Clippings, 1953
  • Folder: 11, Miscellaneous ephemera, undated
  • Folder: 12, Miscellaneous ephemera, undated

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