Helen Kemp Frye

Box/File List

BOX(s) FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1991
Box 1
Series: 1.2.1: Helen and Northrop Frye correspondence
1111 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp June–September 1932

Subjects: Interest in Bach; opinion about Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry (June 23); economic depression in Chicago (July 1); reading Don Quixote, vocation as a professor (August 1); Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry, opinions about the Anglican Church and the United Church, interest in astrology (August 25); his literary tastes (September 12).

1214 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen KempMay–December 1933

Includes 1 letter from Northrop Frye to Mrs. Kemp; 2 postcards from the Chicago World’s Fair, 1933; and 1 b & w photograph of Frye at 21 years of age. Subjects: G.B. Shaw (May 28); Chicago World’s Fair (June 17, 20, 22); Medieval and Renaissance painting at the Art Institute of Chicago (July 1); Canadian politics (July 15); Canadian political parties, Liberal and CCF (September 4); family financial woes (September 11); “Parable of an agate” (September 12); involvement with the CCF party in Moncton, New Brunswick (September 22); work on Blake (December 28).

1315 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp FryeApril–June 1934

Subjects: Work on Blake, relationship of music and theology to the Christian religion (April 17); opinion on Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and the Ode to Joy (April 19); interest in the relationship between music and Christian dogma (April 24); pastoral duties on the prairies (May 4, 10, 19, 25); abandons plans to enter the “active ministry” (June 6, 19); plans for a thesis on Blake (June 22).

1410 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen KempJuly–December 1934

Subjects: plans for a thesis on Blake (July 23); marriage plans (August 13); reads paper on Blake at the Graduate English Club, Roy Daniells, prospects for a teaching position at Victoria College, The Golden Bough (October 19); teaching responsibilities (November 9); Wyndham Lewis, The Apes of God (December 4); marriage plans (December 12).

1517 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen KempJanuary–May 1935

Subjects: Work on Blake (January); describes marriage with Helen Kemp as a divine comedy (January 16); proposes Helen Kemp work on Blake as a painter (January 25); work on Blake (March 11); Roy Daniells, his life to be devoted to art and religion, message to the modern world “Read Blake or go to hell” (April 23); his knowledge of Blake, evaluation of his creative and critical abilities, The Vicar of Wakefield (May 3); editorial work on Representative Poetry, exhibition of Arthur Lismer paintings, Canadian painting, work on a novel (May 22).

165 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen KempSummer–June–September 1935

Subjects: Robert Burns, Scottish poetry, proposes to publish work on Blake, editorial work on Representative Poetry (Summer); work on Blake and on a novel (June 28); D.H. Lawrence (July 24); editorial work on Representative Poetry (September 11).

Box 2
Series: 1.2.1: Helen and Northrop Frye correspondence
2112 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp August–September 1936

Subjects: source for “The ghost” in a Thomas Mann short story (August 13); plans to sail for England from Montreal (August 17); prepares summaries of The Golden Bough, The Winter’s Tale as a fertility festival (August 20); visit to Hull House in Chicago founded by Jane Addams (August 29); reads H.G. Wells’ The Dream, and stories by Thomas Mann (September 12) en route to England; impressions of London September 15, 21); visits bookshops in Bloomsbury, books on the occult (September 24).

2213 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen KempOctober–December 1936

Subjects: D.H. Lawrence, The Plumed Serpent (October 5); accommodation at Oxford, his tutors Edmund Blunden and J.N.Bryson (October 11); joins the Oxford Union, Elizabeth Fraser (October 20); Blunden’s comments on his papers, life at Merton (October 27); Elizabeth Fraser (November 3, 17, 30); Bodley Club (November 30, December 11); Blake, Blunden (December 17); Elizabeth Fraser (December 30).

2317 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen KempJanuary–June 1937

Includes paper placemat for the Fryes’ wedding lunch at The Guild of All Arts, Scarborough, in August 1937.

Subjects: Vacation in London with Edith and Stephen Cogs (January 11); Blunden (January 17, February 3, 9); Elizabeth Fraser (February 3, 9); reads a paper on T.S. Eliot at the Bodley Club (February 22); plans to send a general outline of the Blake project to Geoffrey Keynes, Pelham Edgar and a publisher, Elizabeth Fraser, Walter de la Mare, contemporary German painting (March 9); tour of Italian cities with Mike Joseph (March–April); financial problems (May 1, 2, June 8); Keynes to receive the Blake manuscript (May 18); sends the first part of the Blake manuscript to Faber and Faber (June 20).

2415 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp FryeSeptember–December 1938

Includes holograph article by Frye “Canadian Art in London” for The Canadian Forum.

Subjects: Pre-war anxieties, reads Richard Jefferies, The Story of My Heart: My Autobiography (September 29); war preparations in London (September 30); preparation for the Schools at Oxford, opinions about members of the examining board (October 7); lecture on Beowulf given by Tolkien, art collection of Sir Michael Sadler, reviews the exhibition of Canadian art in London for The Canadian Forum (October 21); reception of the Canadian art exhibition in the English papers (October 28); gives a paper on the devil at the Bodley Club, Blunden (November 24); in London views Picasso’s “Guernica” and preparatory studies of the painting (November 9); visit to Paris with Mike Joseph (December 11).

2515 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp FryeJanuary–May 1939

Subjects: Searches for burial site of his brother Eratus Howard Frye at Amiens (January 5); Blunden and Bryson (February 2); Blunden, Kathleen Coburn, S.T. Coleridge (February 24); Merton Dramatic Society (March 8); rampant anxiety about the political situation (April 4); George Moore, Confessions of a Young Man (April 13); in London views an exhibition of paintings by Georges Rouault at Zwemmer’s, Elizabeth Fraser (April 17); his ambitions to be a writer (May 15).

262 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp FryeSummer, November, 1940

Subjects: Death of Frye’s mother in Moncton, New Brunswick in November.

Series: 1.2.2: Frye and Kemp family correspondence
22[Includes letters between members of the Kemp and Frye families; and clippings.]

Kemp, Roy. 1 received 1933, 1963, 1964, 1969; 2 received 1974; 1 received 1975.
McGreevy, Marion. 1 received 1960.
Frye, Vera. 1 received n.d., 1961; 2 received 1962; 1 received 1963.
Kemp, Mrs. 2 received n.d.; 1 received 1962.
[Maidment], Aunt Lily and Mrs. Kemp. 1 received 1962.
[Maidment], Aunt Lily. 1 received 1962.
Sydenham, Susan Kemp. 1 received 1976, 1983.
Kemp, Nina. 1 received 1982.
[Kemp], Peter. 1 received 1976.
Kemp, S.H.F. 1 received 1931, 1939.
[Helen’s grandmother]. 1 received n.d., 1923, 1926, 1936.
Kemp, W.W. 1 received n.d., 1933.
Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. 1 received n.d.

23[Includes letters between members of the Kemp family; holograph notes by Helen on painting; and clippings.]

Kemp, F. Roy. 2 received 1934, 1935.
Kemp, Mrs. 11 received n.d.; 3 received [1935].
Kemp, S.H.F. 16 received n.d.; 11 received 1934; 9 received 1935.
[Kemp], Harold Leon. 1 received n.d., 1935.
Frye, Northrop. 1 note received n.d.
[McGreevy], Marion. 1 received 1935, 1937.
Kemp, W.W. 1 received 1934.
Kemp, F. Roy. 1 received 1933, 1937
Maidment, Lily C. 1 received 1964.
[Helen’s grandmother]. 1 received 1926.
Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. 1 received 1937.
Kemp, Mrs. S.H.F. 2 received n.d.
[McGreevy], Brian. 2 received, 1 sent 1977.

25[Includes obituary notice, 1965, and summaries of two letters to Marion.]

McGreevy, Marion. 2 received n.d.; 1 received 1969, 1970, 1973; 3 received 1976; 1 received 1977.
McGreevy, Gavin. 1 received 1976.

Box 3
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
3138 letters from Elizabeth Fraser to Northrop Frye. Includes letters from British presses to Elizabeth Fraser.1936-1938

With transcriptions by Robert D. Denham (as found in "Northrop Frye and Elizabeth Fraser: Her Letters to Him," 2015)

329 letters from Arthur Lismer to Helen FryeMay, 1934–December 1939.
33Letters1931, 1933, 1934, 1934, 1934, 1935, 1935, 1935, 1935

[Adeney], Marcus. 1 received 1931.
Locke, George. 1 received 1933.
McCurry, H.O. 9 received 1934; 4 received, 6 sent 1935.
Baldwin, Martin. 1 received 1934.
Constable, W.G. 1 received 1934.
[Oughton], Jack P. 1 received 1935.
[McCullough], Norah. 1 received 1935.
Lismer, Arthur. 1 received 1935.
 

34[Includes printed educational programmes from the Art Gallery of Toronto.]1935, 1936, 1936, 1937, 1937, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1941, 1941

[Oughton], Jack. 1 received 1935.
Canadian Who Was Who. 1 received 1935.
Koetse, S. 1 received 1935, 1937.
Bowser, E. Montague. 1 received 1935.
Whinney, Margaret. 3 received 1935; 2 received 1936.
Madge. 1 received 193–.
McCullough, Norah. 1 received 1935, 1938, 1941. Includes clipping from The Cape Times, 1941.
Ray, Peggy. 3 received 1935; 1 received 1939.
Drever, Dorothy. 2 received 1935.
Higgs. 1 received 1936, 1937.
McCurry, H.O. 1 received 1937.
MacAgy, Douglas. 1 received 1941.
 

35Roger, M. 1 received 1937. Baine, Rodney. 1 received 1939.1937, 1939


 

Series: 1.2.2: Frye and Kemp family correspondence
36Letters

Kemp, Roy. 1 received 1977, 1978
Kemp, S.H.F. 1 received 1934; 2 received 1935.
Kemp, Mrs. 2 received n.d. Includes clipping about the St. Luke’s Women’s Guild. 1 received 1935.
[McGreevy], Marion. 1 received n.d.

36Letters

Howard, E.S. [Letter to E.S.H., Northrop Frye’s grandfather, from A. Whiting], 1858.
Greta. 1 received n.d.
Frye, Vera. 1 received n.d.

37[Includes clipping about F. Roy Kemp.]

Harrison, Marion. 1 received 1937
Kemp, S.H.F. 1 received 1935; 2 received 1937; 1 received 1939
Kemp, W.W. 1 received 1933.
McGreevy, Marion. 1 received 1951.

Box 4
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
44Letters1967, 1969, 1969, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1978, 1978, 1978, 1983, 1983

Hoggart, Mary. 1 received n.d.
Grasley, Linda. 1 received 1970.
Melden, Mrs. A. (Regula). 1 received 1970.
Jean. 1 received n.d.
Shaw, E.K. 1 received 1967.
Brown, Mrs. James (Elizabeth). 1 received n.d.
[Drever], Dorothy. 1 received n.d.
Marg. 1 received 1978.
Bessie. 1 received 1978.
Jaques, Betty. 1 received 1983.
Jean. 1 received n.d.
Darroch, Lois. 1 received 1983.
Smith, Miss R.C. 3 received 1970.
Haddow, Mrs. W.R. 1 received n.d.; 4 received 1970.
King, Marjorie. 1 received 1970.
Macpherson, Jay. 1 received 1969.
Cronin, Helen. 5 received 1970.
Maisie. 1 received n.d.
Jameson, Bland. 1 received 1970.
Binny. 1 received 1970.
Cronin, Catherine. 1 received 1970.
Hayden, Mrs. 1 received, 1 sent n.d.
Marg. 1 received 1978.
Sophia. 1 sent n.d.
Swann, Lisa. 1 received, 1 sent 1970.
Daphne. 1 received 1969.
Includes clipping.
 

45Letters1976, 1977

[Macpherson], Jay. 1 received n.d.
[Staines], David. 3 received n.d.; 5 received 1976; 1 received 1977
Wormell, Daphne. 1 received 1976.
Helen. 1 received 1976.
Barbara. 1 received 1976.
Andrews, Mrs. Kenneth (Carolyn). 1 received 1976.
Marg. 1 received n.d.
Hill, Jean. 1 received n.d.
Aaron, Janet. 1 received 197–.
Smith, Henry Nash. 1 received 1976.

 

Series: 1.2.1: Helen and Northrop Frye correspondence
421 letter and 1 card from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, n.d.[1965]
433 letters from Helen Kemp Frye to Northrop Frye1974
Series: 1.2.2: Frye and Kemp family correspondence
4199 letters from Helen to her parents and 3 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen’s parents 1946-1954

Includes announcement of a series of public lectures entitled “Some new uses of criticism” to be given by Frye at Princeton (1954).

42Letters

Kemp, Roy. 2 received 1946.
Kemp, Mrs. S.H.F. 1 received n.d.; 3 received 1963.
Frye, Vera. 2 received 1963; 1 received 1964.
Kemp, S.H.F. 1 received n.d.
[Kemp], Mrs. S.H.F. (Gertrude). 1 received from Ethel M. n.d.
Kemp, Mrs. S.H.F. (Gertrude). 1 received from Dorothy Drever [1950?].
Kemp, Mrs. S.H.F. 3 n.d.; 1 received 1962.
Frye, Vera. 1 received n.d., 1943.
[Kemp], Harold. 1 received n.d., 1943.
Aunt Hatty. 1 received 1943.
Frye, Vera. 1 received [ca. 1949]
Kemp, Marion. 1 received 1949.
[Maidment], Aunt Lily. 1 received n.d., 1962, 1964.

44Letters

Frye, Vera. 8 received [to parents] [1940s].
Frye, Mrs. 1 received 1938, 1939; 9 received [1940s].
Kemp, S.H.F. 2 received n.d.
Kemp, Mrs. 1 received n.d.
Includes three b&w negatives.

48Kemp, Mrs. 2 received [1940?] Kemp, S.H.F. 1 received 1940.

   

Series: 3.1: Biographical files
46Clippings about Northrop Frye and the Frye Family n.d., 1929, 1939
47Biographical material relating to Helen Frye: certificates.
Series: 3.2: Photographs
49Photographs (unidentified) and drawing of St. Lawrence Hall by Eric Aldwinckle
Series: 5: Various printed files
48 Miscellaneous material: printed invitation and clippings about the FILLM conference in Islamabad1969
Box 6
Series: 3.1: Biographical files
6 /OS1Degree, Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto Victoria College1933

   

1992
Box 1
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
18Lismer, Arthur. 1938, 1939, 1939, 1940, 1940, 1941, 1941, 1942, 1942, 1948

3 sent n.d.; 1 sent 1938; 2 sent 1938; 6 sent 1939; 8 sent 1940; 4 sent 1941; 1 sent 1942; 1 sent 1948.

Includes 2 letters addressed to Lismer from a third party; 3 letters from Helen Kemp Frye to Lismer (1939, 1940); 1 letter from Lismer’s daughter Marjorie to Helen (1941); 1 letter from Lismer’s wife Esther to Helen (1942); one caricature [of Lismer?]; and 2 photographs.  

19McCullough, Norah1934, 1940, 1942, 1964

1 sent n.d., 1934, 1940, 1942; 2 sent 1964.

 

Series: 1.2.1: Helen and Northrop Frye correspondence
11Helen Kemp Frye to Northrop Frye.1932, 1933, 1934

1 sent 1932; 2 sent 1933; 12 sent 1934.

12Helen Kemp Frye to Northrop Frye.1934, 1935

5 sent 1934; 9 sent 1935.

13Helen Kemp Frye to Northrop Frye.1936

19 sent 1936.

14Helen Kemp Frye to Northrop Frye.1937

17 sent 1937.

15Helen Kemp Frye to Northrop Frye.1938

8 sent 1938.

16Helen Kemp Frye to Northrop Frye.1939

14 sent 1939.

17Helen Kemp Frye to Northrop Frye.n.d.

39 sent n.d.

Box 2
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
21Letters1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1939, 1939, 1939, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1974

[Includes 1 letter from Helen Frye to André Bieler (1939) on behalf of Douglas MacAgy; a three-page holograph tale by Helen; ink sketch of Helen Frye? [probably by Arthur Lismer]; clipping about Roy Kemp; photograph of three generations of Kemps [grandmother, Helen’s father and Helen]; clipping about Marcus Adeney; post card from David [Staines] to the Fryes; holograph excerpt possibly from an article on biography for Canadian Forum; art postcards.]

[Oughton], Jack. 1 received 1933, 1934.
Felix. 1 received n.d.
Millar, Elizabeth and Graham. 1 received n.d.
Danand, Caroline L. 1 received 1931.
Snelgrove, Gordon. 1 received 1939.
MacAgy, D.G. 2 received 1938, 1939.
A[deney], Marcus. 1 received 1931.
Jean. 1 received n.d.
[Macpherson], Jay. 1 received n.d.
Helen. 1 received 1974.
Wormell, Daphne. 1 received 1964.
Dutchie and Sten. 1 received n.d.
Margaret C. 1 received 1962.
Sadie. 1 received 1963.
 

24[Includes 1 letter from Mike Joseph to Northrop Frye 1937; 1 from Roy Kemp to his father n.d.; 2 invoices from A. Zwemmer, Booksellers, London, 1936, 1937.]1934, 1935, 1935, 1935, 1935, 1935, 1935, 1936, 1936, 1937, 1937, 1937, 1937, 1937, 1937, 1938, 1938, 1939, 1939, 1942, 1958, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1984

Shaw, Edith. 1 received 1975.
Boulton, Mary [Helen’s cousin]. 1 received 1934.
Bell, Jean. 1 received 1934.
Molly. 1 received n.d.
McC., Charlotte. 1 received 1934.
Evans, Jean. 1 received n.d.; 2 received 1934.
[Drever], Dorothy. 1 received n.d.
Drever, Dorothy. 2 received 1935; 1 received 193–.
Rose, Millicent. 1 received [1935?].
[Oughton], Jack. 2 received 1934.
Hartman, Herta. 1 received 1937.
Marjorie. 1 received n.d.
Clements, Eleanor. 1 received n.d.
MacAgy, Douglas. 1 received 1937.
Hunter, E.R. 1 received 1942.
Whinney, Margaret. 1 received 1935.
Smith, Audrey. 1 received 1935.
Loewenthal, Helen. 1 received 1936.
Macpherson, Jay. 1 received 1958.
D. 1 received 1937.
Magda. 1 received 1938.
Cronin, Helen. 1 received 1964.
Yale University, Graduate School. 1 received 1938.
Georgie. 1 received 1939.
B[aldwin], Martin. 1 received 1939.
Ray, Peggy. 1 received 1937.
Edith and Stephen. 1 received n.d.
McCurry, Mr. 1 received 1935
[Baldwin, Murray]. 1 received n.d.
Cameron, Jean. 1 received n.d.
Farquharson, Anne. 1 received 1984.
Jean. 1 received n.d., [1977].
[Staines], David. 1 received n.d.
Muriel. 1 received 1981.
McCurry, Mr. 1 received 1935.
 

Box 3
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
35[Includes miscellaneous letters and cards from friends, photograph, obituary notice of F. Roy Kemp, and miscellaneous notes by Helen Frye.]1978, 1979, 1979

Staines, David. 1 received 1978.
Aaron, Janet. 1 received 1979.
Ayre, John. 1 received 1979.
Chittick, Edna. 1 received 1978.
Howard, Olive. 1 received n.d.
 

Series: 1.2.1: Helen and Northrop Frye correspondence
32Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye[1943?], 1948, 1974

1 received [1943?], 1948, 1974.

 

Series: 2: Literature/Art/Activities files
33Essays (3) by Helen Kemp submitted for courses at Victoria College, 1930s1930s

Includes sketches and holograph note.

Series: 5: Various printed files
34Obituary articles for R.G. (Gerry) Riddell; and articles on Norah McCullough and Peter Kemp.
Box 4
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
41Letters1940, 1942, 1946

Barbara. 1 received 1946.
Panton, L.A.C. 1 received n.d.
Wren, Drummond [Workers’ Educational Association of Canada]. 2 received, 2 sent 1942. Includes outline of a course proposal “The Arts Today” and notes by Helen Frye.
[Daniells], Roy. 1 letter 1940.
De Beaumont, Victor. 1 received 1940.
Young, Art. 1 received n.d., 1940.
Bell, Mildred. 1 received n.d.
 

45Letters1959, 1960, 1960, 1961, 1961, 1961, 1963, 1963, 1963, 1963, 1964, 1964, 1964

The Bostetters. 1 received 1963?
Raymer, Lorna. 1 received n.d.
Jean. 1 received 1963.
Elder, Jean. 1 received 1964.
Styholt, Henriette and Hilary. 1 received 1964.
Rooke, Daphne. 1 received n.d.
[Davies], Blodwen. 1 received 1960, 1963.
Hill, Hazel. 1 received 1963.
Hazel. 1 received n.d., 1960.
Foster, Russ. 1 received n.d.
Wheeler, Dame Olive. 1 received 1959.
Cameron, Ethel. 1 received n.d.
K.S. 1 received 1961.
Margaret. 1 received 1961.
[Coburn, Kathleen]. 1 received 1961.
Rièse, Laure. 1 received [1964].
 

46Letters1943

Kidder, Lou. 1 received n.d.
Kay R. 1 received 1943.
Howard, Evelyn S. 1 received 1943.
[Godfrey], Eleanor. 1 received n.d.
Sturgis, Barbara. 1 received 1943.
Rodney. 1 received 1943.
 

47[Includes one photograph of Roy and Rosemary [Wolfe] 1949.]1949

Wilson, Louisa. 1 received [ca. 1949]
Burnett, Edith. 1 received 1949.
Sturgis, Barbara. 1 received 1949.
 

410Copies of letters from Helen Frye to publishers of Canadian newspapers inquiring about writing a weekly column on art and home decoration and replies, 1941.1941
Series: 2: Literature/Art/Activities files
49Copies of radio talks1937-1938
411Articles on decorating, sketches of room arrangements, outlines for radio talks, printed advertisements from The Studio (1937), and programme for a special lecture course at the Royal Ontario Museum1938-1939
Series: 3.2: Photographs
412Photographs of [S.H. Kemp and Nancy]; R.G. Riddell.

Includes unidentified photographs.

Series: 4: Publications and artwork by Helen Frye
43Clippings of articles by Helen Frye from The Standard and Canadian Forum1942
Series: 5: Various printed files
4 Postcards illustrating painting and architecture.
1993
Box 1
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
11Lismer, Marjorie. 1 received 1973. Includes notes by Helen Frye about various paintings by Arthur Lismer.1973
Series: 1.2.1: Helen and Northrop Frye correspondence
15Telegramme, postcard, and letters1935, 1937

1 telegramme from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp, 1935.
1 post card from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp, April, 1937.
2 letters from Helen Kemp to Northrop Frye, June, July, 1935.

16[Includes holograph poem by Frye for Elder on his 93rd birthday; card to Helen; and letter from “Evelyn” to Northrop, n.d.]

1 letter from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, 1937. Subjects: teaching duties at Victoria College.
1 letter from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, 1938.
1 letter from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, 194–.
1 letter from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, 1941.
1 letter from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, 195–.
2 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, 1955.
4 postcards from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, 1970.
6 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, 1974. Subjects: work in Oxford.
1 letters from Northrop Frye to Helen Kemp Frye, n.d.

Series: 2: Literature/Art/Activities files
17Notes on art exhibitions at Victoria College. 1963

Includes a printed catalogue of a retrospective exhibition of the work of André Biéler held in Kingston in 1963.

18Typescript drafts of articles on home furnishing and decorating submitted to Canadian magazines and newspapers1941-1943

Includes correspondence with editors.

Series: 3.1: Biographical files
14Obituary clippings for Stanley H.F. Kemp1956
Series: 3.2: Photographs
19Photographs of the Howard family
Series: 3.3: Diary
12Diary entries, 1954, and miscellaneous holograph notes.1954
Series: 4: Publications and artwork by Helen Frye
132 watercolour sketches of Northrop Frye by Helen Frye, 1953. 2 pencil sketches of Northrop Frye by Helen Frye, n.d. 1953, n.d.
110Clippings of articles by Helen Kemp Frye from newspapers, 1942–1943, and from Canadian Forum, 1947–1948, 1951–19551942-1943, 1947-1948, 1951-1955
Box 2
Series: 1.2.2: Frye and Kemp family correspondence
21Letters from Vera Frye and from her friends, Marvel Hiller and Esta Aldrich, after Vera’s death.1966

Includes clipping about Vera Frye, 1966.
 

22Letters1957, 1958, 1959, 1962

Kemp, S.H.F. 1 received n.d.
Kemp, Mrs. S.H.F. 18 received n.d.; 3 received 1957, 1958; 2 received 1959; 1 received 1962.
 

23McGreevy, Marion.1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971

1 received n.d., 1959, 1962; 2 received 1963; 9 received 1964; 2 received 1965; 6 received 1966; 5 received 1967; 1 received 1968; 3 received 1969; 1 received 1970, 1971. Includes drafts of replies by Marion by Helen Frye.

24Letters1953, 1957, 1958, 1958, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1973

Kemp, Susan. 1 received n.d., 1958; 2 received 1971; 3 received 1972. Includes photograph.
Kemp, Peter. 2 received n.d.; 1 received 1973.
Kemp, F. Roy. 2 received n.d.; 1 received 1953, 1957, 1958; 6 received 1964; 4 received 1965, 1966. Includes a short sketch.
 

25Letters from and about Helen Frye’s aunt, Lily Maidment.
Box 3
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
31Letters1959, 1964, 1968, 1969

Whinney, Margaret. 1 received n.d.; 2 received 1959; 1 received 1964.
Cronin, Helen. 2 received n.d.; 3 received 1968; 6 received 1969.
 

32Letters1957, 1958, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1970, 1971, 1975

King, Mrs. H.S. (Marjorie). 4 received n.d.; 1 received 1957, 1958; 1 received 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970; 2 received 1971.
Chittick, Edna and Victor. 6 received n.d.; 1 received 1967, 1969, 1970, 1975.
 

33McCullough, Norah.1938, 1942, 1957

2 received n.d.; 1 received 1938, 1942, 1957.

 

34Macpherson, Jay.1956, 1957, 1974

8 received n.d.; 1 received 1956; 5 received 1957; 1 received 1974.


 

35Letters1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1957, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1972, 1981

Richards, I.A. and Dorothea. 12 received, n.d.; 1 received 1956; 2 received 1957; 1 received 1961; 2 received 1962.
Staines, David. 1 received n.d., 1981.
MacAgy, Douglas. 2 received n.d., 1937; 2 received 1938; 2 received 1939; 1 received 1940.
Sternfeld, Fred and Sophie. 1 received n.d., 1956, 1957, 1972.
Yellen, Samuel. 1 received n.d., 1956; 2 received 1964.
 

36Letters1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1962, 1967, 1968

Merrett, Hazel and Douglas. 5 received n.d.; 1 received 1956, 1962; 1 received 1967; 2 received 1968.
Davies, Blodwen. 4 received n.d.; 2 received 1957; 1 received 1959, 1960; 3 received 1961; 3 received 1962.
 

37Letters1935, 1938, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971

Govenlock, Isabel. 1 received n.d., 1964; 2 received 1965; 1 received 1967; 2 received 1968; 1 received 1971.
Daniells, Roy. 1 received n.d.
Burnett, Edith. 1 received n.d., 1935; 2 received 1938; 1 received 1956, 1960.
Elder, Jean. 7 received n.d.; 1 received 1957.
 

38[Includes letters from unidentified correspondents.]1942, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1958, 1958, 1959, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1962, 1962, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1968, 1974

Wormell, Daphne. 4 received n.d.; 2 received 1964; 1 received 1965, 1967; 2 received 1968.
Le Pan, Dorothy. 1 received 1962.
Tuve, Ros. 1 received 1958, 1962.
Pratt, Vi. 1 received n.d.
Cameron, Ethel. 1 received 1962.
Macpherson, Jessie E. 2 received 1959; 1 received 1962, 1968.
Renier, Anne and Fernand. 1 received 1961.
Mason, Jack. 1 received 1942.
Sturgis, Barbara. 1 received 1974.
Scovil, Alma. 1 received 1959.
Whitley, Mrs. Harold. 1 received n.d.
Clark, A.F.B. 1 received 1957.
Fidler, Joan. 1 received 1957.
Rouillard, Mrs. C. Dana (Harriet). 1 received 1957.
Carmichael, May. 1 received 1957.
Campbell, Robina S. 1 received 1958.
 

39[Includes letters from unidentified correspondents.]1941, 1955, 1956, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1962, 1962, 1969, 1969, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1974, 1981

Jameson, Bland. 1 received n.d., 1973.
Russell, Patricia. 1 received 1974.
Black, Mrs. Donald. 1 received 1974.
Seltzer, Dan. 1 received n.d.
Canadian Women’s Club. Programme for a Dominion Day dinner, 1959.
MacGillivray, Elinor. 1 received 1969.
Cronin, Catherine. 1 received 1969.
Baldwin, Martin. 1 received 1941. Includes draft of a letter from Helen Frye to MB.
Wheeler, Dame Olive. 1 received 1955, 1957.
Coman, Tillie. 1 received 1956.
James, Bill. 1 received 1956.
Frolock, Natalie. 1 received 1962.
Auger, Lilias. 1 received 1959.
[Cronin], Mother St. Martha. 1 received 1971.
Oughton, Jack. 1 received n.d.
Johnston, Jean. 1 received 1962.
Kendrick, Mrs. A. James. 1 received 1960.
Ahmad, Iqbal and Farhat. 1 received n.d.
Davies, Robertson. 1 received 1969.
Wheelwright, Philip. 1 received 1958.
Mickleburgh, Amy. 1 received 1981.
MacLennan, Hugh. 1 received 1962. 

310[Includes letters from unidentified correspondents.]1964, 1966, 1966, 1967, 1967, 1967, 1967, 1967, 1967, 1967, 1968, 1968, 1969, 1969, 1969, 1970, 1970, 1971

Rogers, Jane. 3 received n.d.
Little, Alice. 1 received 1967.
Honig, Edwin and Margot. Notice of adoption 1966.
Ogilvie, Will. 1 received n.d., 1964. Includes of an exhibition of his art.
Godard, Lilian M. 2 received 1967.
Villarroel, Nancy and Mario. 1 received 1968, 1969.
Massey, Lucy. 1 received 1967.
Melden, Johanna. 1 received 1970.
Hayden, Maisie. 1 received n.d., 1970, 1971.
Shaw, Edith K. 1 received 1969.
Jones, Hal and Anne. 3 received n.d.
Middleton, Anne. 1 received 1969.
Grayson, Irene. 1 received 1966, 1967, 1968.
Sturges, Elizabeth and Simon. 1 received 1967.
Pratt, Vi. 1 received n.d.
Wright, Johanna. 1 received 1967.
Roggy, Martha M. 1 received 1967.
 

Box 4
Series: 2: Literature/Art/Activities files
43Notes on American arts and crafts.1937

Includes programme of the meeting of the American Association of Museums, 1934, and a reprint of an article on American decorative art from Fortune

44Essay on Holbein.
46Holograph notes on art. 1955-1958

Includes typescript programme outlines for study groups at the Art Gallery of Toronto; clipping from The Manchester Guardian about an exhibition of Canadian art at the Tate Gallery, 1938; two printed programmes from the Art Gallery of Toronto; and printed accession lists from the Gallery

49Notes relating to the Victoria Women’s Association. 1931-1965, 1959-1967

Includes lists of executive members, 1959–1967; invitations to join the Association; printed invitations to receptions and lectures, 1931–1965; miscellaneous notes on rules of debate and order; and correspondence about the Association’s Bursary Fund

Series: 3.1: Biographical files
41Clippings of reviews of concerts given by Helen Kemp and advertisements for her pictorial map of the University of Toronto published by J.M. Dent & Son, Ltd. in 1932.

Includes printed concert programme.

4 Diploma from the Hambourg Conservatory of Music, Toronto, 1930
Series: 3.3: Diary
47Notes by Helen Frye during her trip to the continent in the summer of 1939 via New York, where she met Arthur Lismer and A.Y. Jackson.1939
48Diary notes1967
Series: 3.4: Address book
45Address book
Series: 4: Publications and artwork by Helen Frye
42Three sketch books belonging to Helen Kemp Frye 1927-1931, 1935, 1940

Includes hand-made birthday card for Northrop Frye, 1940.

Box 5
Series: 2: Literature/Art/Activities files
51Notes by S.H.F. Kemp on rifles.
52Holograph reminiscences of Tom Thomson by S.H.F. Kemp for Blodwen Davies.
53Notes on art and lectures notes from courses at the Courtauld Institute of Art.1934-1935

Includes printed examinations from the Courtauld, 1935, and notes of expenses incurred in London and on the continent.

Series: 3.2: Photographs
54Wedding photographs of Northrop and Helen Frye, August 1937; and photograph of Helen’s brother, Harold Leon Kemp.1937
55Photograph of S.H.F. Kemp1927
Series: 5: Various printed files
5 Postcards illustrating painting and architecture.
1994
Box 1
Series: 1.1: General Correspondence
11Correspondence to Northrop1942, 1951, 1951, 1952, 1952, 1953, 1953, 1953, 1953, 1953, 1953, 1953, 1953, 1954, 1954, 1954, 1954, 1954, 1954, 1954, 1955, 1955, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958


Bayley, Isabel, 1955 (2 letters)
Lane, Wilmot B., 1942
Currelly, Mary, [195–?]
Currelly, C.T., [195–?]
Morgan, Frederick (The Hudson Review), 1953,1954, 1956, 1957, 1958 (6 letters)
Bentley, G.E., 1958
Adams, Hazard (University Of Texas), 1958
Barnes, E.J. (Victoria College Classics Club), 1958
Layton, Irving, 1956
Graham, John, 1957
Stevenson, Warren, 1957
Woodhouse, A.S.P., 1951,1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 (5 letters)
Stokes, Fred (Victoria College Alumni Association), 1954
Goldberg, Maxwell H., 1951
Snell, Blanche, [ca. 1954]
Smith, Sidney, 1953
Allen, Charles (Stanford University Press), 1953
Le Pan, Douglas, 1953
Christie, Mary K.. (Association of Teachers of English), 1952
Peyre, Henri, 1952
Houston, Benjamin F., 1953
Sternfeld, Frederick W., [195–?], 1953 (2 letters)
Mack, Maynard (Yale University), 1953
Allen, Tom, 1954
Waith, Eugene, [1953?]
Brower, Reuben, 1954
Birney, Earle, 1954
 

12Correspondence to Northrop1952, 1953, 1953, 1953, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1955, 1955, 1955, 1955, 1955, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957


Walton, George, 1952
Barber, C.L., 1953
Morton, Elizabeth H. (Canadian Library Association), 1953, 1956 (2 letters)
Collier, Donald F. (Student Christian Movement), 1955
Bayley, Isabel, 1955
Weaver, Robert, 1955
Waddington, Miriam, 1956
French, J. Milton, 1956
Wellek, Rene, 1956
Kato, Ryofaro, 1953
Davie, Donald, 1955
S.H. Anderson, 1956
Lipphard, William B. (Associated Church Press), 1956
Irving, T.B., 1953
Moe, Henry Allen (John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation), 1956
Kendall, Harriot, [195–?]
Hughes, Merritt Y., 1956
Bissell, C.T., 1957 (3 letters)
Photographs : b&w (Capital Press Service, Ottawa), 1957
P1–2 Northrop Frye at Carleton College convocation
Richardson, Lyon N., 1955
Hall, [G.S.], 1954
Ward, Aileen (Vassar College), 1957
Ford, R.A.D., 1957
Hendry, Charles E., 1955
Raditsa, Leo ("The Griffin"), 1957
Poggioli, Renato (Harvard University), 1957
 

13Correspondence to Northrop1937, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1954, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1957, 1958, 1958, 1959, 1959, 1959-1965, 1960, 1961, 1961, 1961, 1965


Weigand, Elsie (Comparative Literature Conference), 1957
[Baker], Carlos, 1952, 1953, 1957 (3 letters)
Grant, John, 1957
Underhill, Frank, 1957
Murphy, John L., 1957
Kristol, Irving (Basic Books, Inc.), 1961
Flint, Robert, [195–?] (2 letters)
Goodman, William B. (Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc.), 1961
Greany, Helen, 1958
Langford, Norman F., 1960
Boyce, Benjamin (Duke University), 1952
Heilman, Robert, 1959
Beardslee, William A. (Emory), 1959
Yellen, Samuel, 1957
Vaughan, [F. Heming] (William Blake Bicentenary Celebrations), 1957
Crow, John, 1957
Coutinho, Afranio, 1954
Lee, Luther J. (The Claremont Graduate School), 1959
Stallknect, Newton P. (The School of Letters-Indiana University), 1955
Beresford – Pym, Olivia, 1965
Pierce, Lorne, 1958
Brine, Marney, 1965
Leddy, J.F. (University of Saskatchewan) , 1961
Vaughan, F. Heming, 1954
[Urquhart], Don, 1951
Hamblen, Emily S., 1947
Wallace, E.W., 1937
 

14 Correspondence to Northrop from unidentified correspondents 1937-1964

25 letters

15Correspondence to Helen and Northrop/Helen1938, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1954, 1954, 1955, 1955, 1955, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1959, 1959, 1959, 1961, 1971

Robins, Leila, [1952]
Richards, Dorothea, 1954, 1958 (4 letters)
[Hough], Graham, 1951 (2 letters)
Bennett, Harold, 1950
Whitney, Margaret, 1954, 1955 (2 letters)
Yellen, Sanuel, 1959
Le Pan, Dorothy, 1959, 1961 (2 letters)
Willard, Helen D., 1957, 1959 (4 letters)
Sturgis, Elizabeth, 1971
Bennett, Harold, 1950
Roe, Daphne, 1955
[Macpherson], Jay, [195–],1955, 1959 (5 letters)
[Haggert, Joan], 1955 (2 letters)
Wade, Mabel Hamilton, [195–]
Price, Hereward T., 1948
Hoeinger, David, 1947
Lismer, Arthur, [193–?], 1938, 1939 (5 letters)
[Daniells], Roy, 1954
 

16Correspondence to Helen and Northrop/Helen1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1959, 1959, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1970


[Bush], Hazel, [195–], 1956, 1958 (4 letters)
Miller, Betty, [195–], 1958 (2 letters)
Moorehouse, Arthur, 1959
Sherburn, George, 1956
Godard, Lilian M. (Canadian Federation for the Hard of Hearing), 1956 (2 letters)
[Robins], John, 1950
[Pratt, E.J.], 1950, 1951 (2 letters)
Davies, Blodwen, [195–], 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959 (16 letters)
Ray, Peggy, [195–]
Oliver, Harvey, [195–]
Baker, Dorothy, [195–]
Brine, Marney, 1965
Fairley, Barker, 1957
Brooks, Cleanth, 1959
Grayson, Irene, 1960
Meyer, Paul (Villa Gardens), 1970 

17Correspondence to Helen and Northrop/Helen from unidentified correspondents1938-1948

9 letters

 

18Correspondence to Helen and Northrop/Helen from unidentified correspondents1952-1959

28 letters

 

19Correspondence to Helen and Northrop/Helen from unidentified correspondents1962-1971

6 letters

 

110Correspondence to Helen and Northrop/Helen from unidentified correspondents [195–?]

26 letters

 

111Christmas cards received[195–?]–1967

List of Christmas cards received, 1952 File 12
Get well wishes to Helen after medical operation, 1955
 

Series: 1.2.1: Helen and Northrop Frye correspondence
1135 letters from Helen to Northrop1934-1935
1146 letters from Northrop to Helen1938-1939
1152 postcards from Northrop to Helen1963
Series: 1.2.2: Frye and Kemp family correspondence
1161 letter to Northrop/Helen from Northrop's mother, Catherine Maud Frye[1940?]
1177 letters to Northrop from his father, Herman Edward Frye[194–?], 1944–1948
11810 letters/cards to Northrop/Helen from Herman Edward Frye[195–?], 1954, 1955, [1958?]
1191 letter to Northrop from funeral home re funeral of his father1959
12017 letters/cards to Northrop/Helen from Northrop’s sister, Vera Frye[193–?], 1937, 1946, 1947, [195–?], 1959–1961
1212 letters to Vera Frye from her brother, Howard , 1917, 1918. Certificate to Vera Frye from Chicago Normal School, 1930 1917, 1918, 1930
1224 letters to Helen from her father, S.H.F. Kemp, [194–?], 1940, 1946. 1 letter to Northrop from S.H.F. Kemp, 1955 [194-?], 1940, 1946, 1955
123letter to Helen/Northrop from Helen’s brother, Harold Kemp1943
1241 photograph : col.[195–?]

P1 Helen Frye and another woman

Box 2
Series: 1.2.2: Frye and Kemp family correspondence
2120 letters to Helen and Helen/Northrop from Helen’s mother, Gertrude Kemp, [between 1940 and 1959]1940-1959

1 letter from Helen to Gertrude Kemp and Helen’s aunt, Lily Maidement, [n.d.]
 

224 letters to Helen and Helen/Northrop from Gertrude Kemp[ca.1954]
236 letters/cards to Helen and Helen/Northrop from Gertrude Kemp[ca. 1955], 1955
246 letters to Helen and Helen/Northrop from Gertrude Kemp[ca. 1958]
257 letters/cards to Helen and Helen/Northrop from Gertrude Kemp[ca. 1959], 1959
2610 letters to Helen from her brother, Roy Kemp1944-1947
274 letters to Helen/Northrop from Roy Kemp1952-1959
281 letter from Roy Kemp to Gertrude Kemp1961
291 St. Patrick’s Day card to Northrop from Helen’s aunt, Lily Maidement[ca. 1958]
2103 letters to Helen from Lily Maidement1958
21110 letters/cards to Helen and Helen/Northrop from her sister Marion1938, 1944, 1945, 1955-1961
2126 various letters/cards1945-1973
Series: 2: Literature/Art/Activities files
213Programme from piano recital given by Helen in 19291929
214Academic essays [193–?]
215Victoria Women’s Association Executive lists, newsletter and correspondence, 1957-1973
216Essay by S.H.F. Kemp for University College1906
217Notice of separation from employment at The Toronto Star Limited1946
Series: 3.2: Photographs
218Photograph : b&w (Robert P. Somerville) [195–?]

P1 Helen Frye and others at a meeting in a living room

Series: 4: Publications and artwork by Helen Frye
219Three sketch books, including sketches of University of Toronto buildings[193–]
220Watecolour and pencil sketchesn.d.
221Articles/drawings from newspapers and periodicals1933-1952
Series: 5: Various printed files
222 Various publications and clippings1930-1968

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