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Grover, Edwin Osgood, 1870-1965



  • Existence: 1870 - 1965

Edwin Osgood Grover was born on June 4, 1870 in Minnesota. He graduated from 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 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.

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Edwin Grover papers

Identifier: MS-859
Overview 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.