General Correspondence

Title: General Correspondence
Dates of Material:
19231984
Extent:
43 cm of textual records
8 photographs: b&w
Scope and content

Series consists primarily of incoming correspondence to Northrop Frye and Helen Kemp Frye individually, as well as letters/cards addressed to both. Correspondents include friends, colleagues and professional contacts.

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the series.

Access points

Frye, Northrop, 1912–1991

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1991
Box 3
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


 

Box 4
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.

 

1992
Box 1
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.

 

Box 2
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
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.
 

Box 4
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
1993
Box 1
11Lismer, Marjorie. 1 received 1973. Includes notes by Helen Frye about various paintings by Arthur Lismer.1973
Box 3
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.
 

1994
Box 1
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
 

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