Person record: PALMER, F. Grove  (1851-1927)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameFrederick Grove PALMER
Alternative nameused pseudonym GROVE, Fred
Gendermale
Relevance of this personactor and comedian; author of poems used with slide sets 
Main period of activity1880s-90s
Relationships to other peoplefather of PALMER, Mervyn, F.R.G.S.  (1882-1954)
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
1851born atBloomsbury, London, England
1861-1881resident6 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W, England
7 April 1861~10census record1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/175.39.3
2 April 1871~20census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/145.10.14
– occupation “Brass Founder”
3 April 1881~30census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/130.72.46
– occupation “Brass Founder, Lecturer”
1891-1902resident6 Court Road, West Norwood, London SE, England
5 April 1891~40census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/417.99.18
– occupation “Brass Founder's Assistant”
31 March 1901~50census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/3395.56.34
– occupation “Actor”
1911-1927resident50 Gresham Road, Brixton, London SW9, England
2 April 1911~60census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/2076
– occupation “Actor”
31 January 1927~76died atBrixton, London, England
4 April 1927archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1927 p.544
Slide images showing this person A Family Group, 18-8-01 -- unnumbered slide from <em>[Ilfracombe Museum Collection: family and holiday photographs by the Palmer family]</em> (miscellaneous: maker unknown, 37 slides, n.d.) Mr Fred Grove as 'Bob Chaffers' -- unnumbered slide from <em>[Ilfracombe Museum Collection: family and holiday photographs by the Palmer family]</em> (miscellaneous: maker unknown, 37 slides, n.d.)
Texts linked to this personLectures (6)

F. Grove Palmer, Concerning coal in The history of a cotton bale [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The history of a cotton bale in The history of a cotton bale [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The history of a golden sovereign (n.d.)

F. Grove Palmer, The history of a pound of sugar (n.d.)

F. Grove Palmer, The history of a pound of tea (n.d.)

F. Grove Palmer, The history of a quartern loaf (n.d.)


Poems (19)

F. Grove Palmer, The absent man in Aurelia's unfortunate young man [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, Adventures of Mr Snapshot and his camera in Adventures of Mr Snapshot [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, A clergyman's adventures: a true story in Aurelia's unfortunate young man [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The demon and the blacksmith: a Christmas pantomime scene in The home of Santa Claus [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The elephant and the crocodiles in The elephant and the crocodiles [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, Fidgety Philip in several compilations

F. Grove Palmer, The five senses in several compilations

F. Grove Palmer, The harmonious quartette! (n.d.)

F. Grove Palmer, Harry's donkey ride in Round the world in a yacht [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The legend of a crinoline in The legend of a crinoline [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The lovers' strategy in several compilations

F. Grove Palmer, The marvellous cure: or, Dan and the doctor in The marvellous cure [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The miller and the sweep in The miller and the sweep [etc]

F. Grove Palmer, My mother-in-law's last ride: or, a-riding she would go in Retaliation [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, Oblivious Mary Jane in The home of Santa Claus [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The return from the tavern in Miscellaneous tales 9

F. Grove Palmer, The rope trick in The rope trick [etc.]

F. Grove Palmer, The sweep and miller in Curfew must not ring to-night [etc.] (c.1893)

F. Grove Palmer, The world inverted in several compilations

Slide set reference

image appears in: [Ilfracombe Museum Collection: family and holiday photographs by the Palmer family] (miscellaneous: maker unknown, 37 slides, n.d.)

References
(* = main subject)

* Richard Crangle, Bits and pieces in NMLJ 10.6 (Autumn 2010)

The Era (1838-1939) Vol. 90 No. 4,610 (9 February 1927), p. 8, col. 3
  –  obituary notice

“The profession heard, with deep regret, of the death, on Monday of last week, after a short illness, of Fred Grove, the well-known actor-author, in his seventy-sixth year.

He made his first appearance in the West End as Diggory in 'Family Jars,' at the Gaiety in 1883, and from 1884 to 1894 was engaged at the Vaudeville under Thomas Thorne.

Subsequent engagements included tours with Sir John Hare and in [list]; seasons at Drury Lane in [list]; at the Lyceum in [list]; at the Criterion in [list]; at the Haymarket, in December, 1915 in [list]; and touring with Martin Harvey from 1916-1924.

An excellent actor and a good fellow, Fred Grove will be sadly missed.”

Lucerna ID no. 6001959Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016