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Darwin Correspondence Project

George Grove


Writer on music and lexicographer. Apprenticed as a civil engineer, 1836; worked as a civil engineer, 1839–50. Secretary of the Society of Arts, 1850–2. Secretary to the Crystal Palace Company, 1852–73; a director, 1873–8. Originated the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1865. Edited Macmillan’s Magazine, 1868–83. Edited the Dictionary of music and musicians (1878–89). Director of the Royal College of Music, 1882–94. Knighted, 1883.


Modern English biography



Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.