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2.5 linear inches (1 box)


William Bywater Grove (1848-1938), a mycologist, was born in Birmingham, England. He was headmaster of the Birmingham School for Boys from 1887 to 1900, and later was Lecturer in Botany at Birmingham Municipal Technical School, 1905 to 1927. As a mycologist, he was the Honorary Curator of the Fungus Herbarium at the University of Birmingham. His published writings include The British Rust Fungi (Uredinales) (1913) and British stem- and leaf-fungi (Coelomycetes) (1935). He translated into English the mycological treatise of Louis Rene and Charles Tulasne, Selecta Fungorum Carpologia (3 volumes, 1861-1865). William Grove died January 6, 1938, at 89 years of age.


The William Bywater Grove collection consists of correspondence and a typescript translation of the Tulasne brothers' Selecta Fungorum Carpologia, published by Oxford University Press in 1931.


Series 1: Typescript
Series 2: Correspondence

Series 1    Typescript
                  2.5 lin. in.  Paginated.

In this series are 3 files containing a translation of Selecta Fungorum Carpologia.

Series 2    Correspondence
                  Three items.  Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of 3 letters from Grove to Dr. Howard Kelly, author of American Medical Biographies (1920), who underwrote some of the costs of the translation.

Processed April 1999 by David Rose under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) PA-23141-98 and a grant from the Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation.

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Susan Fraser, NYBG Archivist
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
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