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Frederick Varley fonds
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Kathleen McKay correspondence

Series comprises personal correspondence to F.H. Varley’s companion Kathleen McKay from his friends and family as well as business correspondence from public and private art galleries, law firms and others, largely dealing with Varley and his works. Also included are letters from her to Varley early in their friendship. File titles are from original folders.

Liteblue Diary 1952

Item is a diary calendar of Varley's notes for appointments for 1952 and addresses, with clippings of pictures and a photograph of a statue.

Marquette Junior Diary for 1945

Item contains Varley's notes of appointments for 1945 and addresses, with his signature and address (356 Bloor St East, Toronto) on the verso of the title page.

Matted photographs

File contains a studio portrait (3 copies) of F.H. Varley by Harold Sumberg, with other photos of family and friends, taken in the first half of the 20th century.

Miscellan-eous business correspon-dence

File contains business and legal correspondence to Kathleen McKay from London Guarantee & Accident Company, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Underwriters Adjustment Bureau, McMillan Binch and Kennedy & Kennedy law firms, artscanada magazine, Glenhyrst Arts Council of Brantford and others; with personal correspondence from Billie Pike, Yousuf Karsh, Allan Wargon, Robert W.M. Manuge and others, dated between 1960 and 1973.

Miscellaneous papers

Series comprises biographical information, materials on CBC broadcasts by and about F.H. Varley, lists of publications about Varley and his work, notes and drafts of letters and other writings, insurance policies and a passport. Some materials apparently pertain to the family of Kathleen McKay.

Miscellaneous photos

File contains photographs of F.H. Varley in Moscow in 1954; Varley at the 1961 University of Manitoba convocation at which he received an honorary degree; a studio portrait of Kathleen McKay; and Varley at arts events, and with family and friends.

My Trip

Item is a notebook for travel details and contains a memorandum on Varley's 1954 visit to the USSR, with a graphite sketch of a monument. The notebook is almost entirely unused.

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