Jennie Huie

Fonds number:
Title: Jennie Huie
Dates of Material:

36 cm of textual records
3 photographs: b&w
2 prints: b&w
Biographical sketch

Jennie Huie was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in 1928. After graduating with a B.A. Honours in English Literature from the University of Rangoon (1951), she obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of Hong Kong (1953). In 1961 she received a Ph.D. from the University of London; her thesis was on the life and work of Anne Thackeray Ritchie. From 1962 to 1969 she taught English language and literature at United College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as visiting universities in Britain and the United States, including a period as Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University, doing research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie. Jennie Huie emigrated to Canada in 1969, and went on to teach English and Canadian literature at Trent University and the University of Toronto, as well as doing further research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie in London. In 1981 she earned a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Toronto, and from 1982 to her retirement in 1993 held the position of Librarian of the Ontario Women’s Directorate. Jennie Huie died in 2009.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records that reflect Jennie Huie’s career as a scholar and her research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence, 1956–1971; Records relating to research, 1956–1971; Records relating to writings, 1961-1995, predominant 1961–1964; and Graphic material and memorabilia, 1961–1965.

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the fonds.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acquired from Jennie Huie in 1994.

Access restrictions

“Anne Thackeray Ritchie, A Valiant life” (Box 4) is restricted; permission required from the Chief Librarian.

Finding aids

Box/file list available


No further accruals are expected.

General notes

In 2018, the Archivist undertook the initiative to update the finding aid to its current form in order to improve intellectual control. The sub-headings and box list were replaced with four new series, which were created to better reflect record types and functions, and to clarify their relationship to the creator. Some additional notes were also made at the file level to provide more information on the items held within.

Access points

Provenance access points:
Huie, Jennie, 1928–2009
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837–1919

Related exhibitions at Victoria University Library

In 1997 the library mounted “Bloomsbury: Books, art and design,” an exhibition based on its Virginia Woolf collection.

In 2007 the exhibition Virginia & Co. was mounted to celebrate the 125th birthday of Virginia Woolf.