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Kate Parry Frye wrote prolifically throughout her life. Her most significant work was her diary, in which she meticulousy recorded her daily life from the age of nine until only four months before her death in 1959. Bibliographic Citation link. She also wrote numerous plays, only one of which, co-authored with her husband, was ever published. Bibliographic Citation link. Her archive contains the typescripts of many of her unpublished plays. Bibliographic Citation link. Selections of her 1911-1928 diary were edited and published by Elizabeth Crawford in 2013.
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9 January 1878 KPF was born at 19 Kensington Road in London, the younger of two daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
1887 KPF, aged nine, first began to keep a diary.  Bibliographic Citation link.
1 October 1958 KPF, aged eighty-one, wrote the last entry in her diary, only four months before she died. She had been keeping a diary for more than seventy years. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 February 1959 KPF died, perhaps of the effects of a stroke, at Rosslyn Nursing Home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, at the age of eighty-one, the year after her husband's death. Bibliographic Citation link.
15 April 2013 A relatively small and "drastically abridged" selection of KPF's diaries was edited by Elizabeth Crawford for publication  Bibliographic Citation link. after the full collection of diaries was found damp and mildewed in a cellar in North London in 2009. She wove selections from the rest into an e-book in 2014. Bibliographic Citation link.
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