Biographical files

Title: Biographical files
Dates of Material:
0.16 m of textual records
12 photographs: b&w
6 photographs: col.
1 photograph: 4x5 inch b&w negative
1 photograph: 35 mm b&w negative
Scope and content

Series consists of information relating to the Frye’s and their estate.

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.


The series is stored in 5 boxes.

Finding aids

Item list available (see below).

Box 82
826Library inventoryn.d.

Handwritten and typed notes.

Box 0
0 /OS16Diploma, Emmanuel College Ordination to the Ministry and certificate from The United Church of Canada constitution as a Minister of the United Church of Canada1936


Box 49
491Contains biographical information including photographs and correspondence (1967-1990) with publishers of biographical directories and dictionaries.1967-1990

(Photos P1-2)
49 /OS1Degree, Bachelor of Arts, Mount Allison University, Vera Victoria Frye 1924

Northrop Frye's sister

492Records relating to Frye's wedding to Elizabeth Brown in July 1988. Includes announcement, guest list, reception costs and cards from friends (1988).1988
493Miscellaneous biographical records relating to the Frye family.
494Correspondence with Elizabeth Brown Frye
495Vera Frye Estate
496Helen Kemp Frye Estate

Includes the wills of Helen Frye and her father, S.H.F. Kemp.

497Legal documents relating to Northrop Frye.
498Health and financial information relating to Northrop Frye.
Box 50
501Holograph autobiographical notes

Includes a copy of Aberdeen High School Closing Exercises, 1928; and a teacher's monthly report on Frye, n.d.

Box 4
41Social Insurance Number and birth certificate cards
Box 2
29Ink blotter1929

Printed advertisement on behalf of the Business College in Saint John, N.B. showing a photograph of Northrop Frye beside an Underwood typewriter after winning an Expert Typist Award, 1929.

Box 5
51House lease (1950-1951) for 127 Clifton Road, Toronto.

Containing wedding announcement of Northrop Frye's parents, Herman Edward Frye and Catherine Maud Howard; their marriage certificate, 1896; clippings; congratulatory letters and lists of presents.

56Vera Frye Estate

Includes correspondence about the distribution of personal property.