General correspondence

Title: General correspondence
Dates of Material:
3 cm of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of letters of condolence; personal correspondence of R.D. Denham; correspondence relating to the handling of Frye’s estate; work-related correspondence from Frye to his secretary, Jane Alison Widdicombe.

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.


The series is stored in 1 box.

Finding aids

Item list available (see below).

Box 1
17-8Letters of condolence (1991) to Jane Widdicombe in reaction to Northrop Frye's death1991

File 7 includes a copy of An Appreciation, a contribution (1991) of Johan L. Aitken to The Double Vision. File 8 includes a copy of a tribute (1991) by Rev. John P. McIntyre; an invitation to Service of Remembrance on Jan. 28, 1991 at Victoria University; an invitation to A Service in Memory of H. Northrop Frye on Jan. 29, 1991 at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto.

115Denham, Robert D. to Jane Widdicombe1984, 1990, 1991, 1994

1 received 1984; 3 received1994; to Northrop Frye: 6 received, 4 sent 1990; 1 received 1991.

116-17Correspondence concerning the handling of the estate of Northrop Frye by Jane Alison Widdicombe, Executrix to the Estate, 1991-19931991-1993

File 17 includes a copy of the bill for the funeral of Northrop Frye (1991), a copy of the Victoria University press release upon his death.

118Correspondence from Northrop Frye to his secretary, Jane Alison Widdicombe, 1968-1970.1968-1970