Frye and Kemp family correspondence

Title: Frye and Kemp family correspondence
Dates of Material:
1858–1978, predominant: 1933–1978
Extent:
21 cm of textual records
2 photographs: col.
3 photographs: 35 mm b&w negatives
Scope and content

Series consists of family correspondence including letters from Helen Kemp Frye to her parents, 1946–1954; and correspondence to Northrop Frye and Helen Kemp Frye individually, and to both, from Northrop’s father, and Helen’s mother and brother

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the series.

Finding aids

File list available (see below)

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1991
Box 2
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
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
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.

   

1993
Box 2
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.
1994
Box 1
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
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

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