Fonds 10-001 - John Carleton Grover fonds

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John Carleton Grover fonds

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  • 1940-1980; 1984; 1999. (Creation)

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24 cm of textual records
5 photographs

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Fonds was in the custody of Mrs. Rachel Grover before being transferred to her sister, Mrs. Barbara Mather, who donated it to Trent University Archives in 2009.

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Fonds consists of personal correspondence and R.C.A.F. materials relating to the military career of John Grover.

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Fonds acquired from Mrs. Barbara Mather in 2009


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Box 1


1: Correspondence: John Grover to his future wife Rachel Elmhurst, August - December 1941.
2: as above, January 1942
3: as above, February - March 1942
4: Correspondence: John Grover to his wife Rachel Grover, April - May 1942
5: as above, January - November 1944
6: as above, January - May 1945
7: as above, June - July 1945; November 1945
8: as above, January - March 1946
9: as above, April - October 1946
10: as above, 1949; undated

Box 2


1: Royal Canadian Air Force correspondence, 1940-1945; correspondents include R.C.A.F. personnel; Department of National Defense; friends Ralph Tully, Sgt. A.E. Bell, Chris Hank, Norm Chalk, Ken McAdam; Professor A.E.R. Church, and others.
2: R.C.A.F. miscellaneous items, including hockey league schedules, certificates of service, death notices, newspaper articles, pamphlet "The Astronomical Clock: A Memorial to Fallen Airmen, 1939-1945"
3: Air force reunion material: communications and photographs re 40th anniversary Battle of Britain reunion held in Toronto, 1980; reunion pamphlets and programs, 1980 & 1984; Leaside Squadron Newsletter: The Cougar Chronicle, February 1999 (addressed to Rachel Grover), plus other miscellaneous materials

Loose items:

John Grover Royal Air Force Sight Log Book, 1942
John Carleton Grover R.C.A.F. Pilot Officer certificate, 1943
Air Force Diary (no entries)
H.T. Mather Canadian Army Officers' Training Certificate for the rank of lieutenant, 1945

Box 3

Materials received in 2012 from Mrs. Barbara Mather via Jennifer MacIsaac.

Grover family genealogical records
1: Typescripts of nineteenth-century letters
2: (items returned to family)
3: Family tree and research notes
4: Original letters; birth certificate, 1891-1923; 1978
5: Rachel Grover application for research grant re family research, 1976

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