Patricia Highsmith Papers

Swiss Literary Archives

Finding aid established by Philippa Burton, Lucienne Schwery, Stéphanie Cudré-Mauroux, Ulrich Weber, Lukas Dettwiler

Schweizerisches Literaturarchiv
Hallwylstrasse 15
CH-3003 Bern

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A Works
A-01 Prose
A-01-a Novels
A-01-b Unfinished / Unpublished Novels
A-01-c Short Stories, Articles and Essays
A-01-c-1/01-61 "Oldest Short Stories 1945-1955 c"
A-01-c-2/62-110 "Short Stories: Middle"
A-01-c-3/111-180 "Short Stories: 1972-74-78-80-81-82"
A-01-c-4/181-237 "Short Stories 1983-88/Book Reviews"
A-01-c-5/238-299 "Stories - Articles 1989"
A-01-c-6 to 10 Collections of Short Stories
A-01-c-11 to 14 Essays / Incomplete Old Stories, etc.
A-02 Poems
A-03 Theatre Plays [no Ms.]
A-04 TV and Radio Scripts
A-05 Notebooks [Cahiers]
A-06 Drawings
A-06-a Small Format Drawings and Sketchbooks
A-06-b Medium Format Drawings and Sketchbooks
A-06-c Large Format Drawings
B Letters
B-01 Letters from Patricia Highsmith
B-01-01 Family Correspondence
B-01-02 Personal Correspondence
B-01-03 Business Correspondence
B-01-04 Letters to Readers
B-01-05 Fan Letters (To non-writers)
B-01-06 Letters to Politicians and Newspapers
B-01-06-a Divers Subjects
B-01-06-b Israel/Palestinians
B-02 Letters to Patricia Highsmith
B-02-01 Family Correspondence
B-02-02 Personal Correspondence
B-02-03 Business Correspondence
B-02-04 Letters from Readers (sorted)
B-02-05 Letters from Readers (unsorted)
B-03 Letters between Third Persons
B-04 Thematical Correspondence
B-04-a Thematical Bundles
B-04-b Unsorted Letters
B-04-b-01 Copies of Letters
B-04-b-02 Letters in/from Scrapbooks and Diaries
B-04-c Original Correspondence Folders [empty]
B-04-d Documents from Correspondence Files
C Life Papers and Documents
C-01 Diaries
C-02 Personal Papers
C-02-a Birth certificate, Passports, Death report etc.
C-02-b Private Small Format Booklets (Address Booklets, Small Notebooks)
C-02-c Social Security (Health and Medical Documents)
C-02-d Death (Exit, Last Will etc.)
C-02-e American Citizenship
C-02-f Cats
C-02-g Divers Personal Documents (Horoscope, CV)
C-02-h Calendars with Notes
C-03 Genealogical and Family Documents
C-03-a Stewart Family
C-03-b Coates and Coats
C-03-c Coates Donations
C-04 House and Business Documents
C-04-a Business Small Format Booklets (Income and Address)
C-04-b House Documents
C-04-b-01 Visitors' Book, 1977/1991
C-04-b-02 Documents re: Aurigeno House, 1980/1995
C-04-b-03 Documents re: Tegna House, 1977/1995, n.d.
C-04-b-04 Writing Utensils, TV, Media, 1985/1995, n.d.
C-04-c Memberships
C-04-d Editors
C-04-e Taxes
C-05 Photos
C-05-a Photo Albums
C-05-a-02 Red Album (horizontal)
C-05-a-03 Black Album (gold tooling)
C-05-a-04 Red Album (upright)
C-05-a-05 Black Album (photographs)
C-05-a-06 Black Album (memory book)
C-05-b Private Shots
C-05-c Professional Shots (Portraits etc.)
C-05-d Photos Coates Donation
C-06 Awards and Diplomas
C-07 Memorabilia
C-08 Notes by Patricia Highsmith (and others)
C-08-a Divers Notes
C-08-b Notes removed from PH's Books
D Collections
D-01 Personal Library
D-02 Collection of Highsmith Editions
D-03 Scrapbooks
D-04 Press Cuttings and Newspaper/Magazine Copies re: Life and Work of PH
D-04-a Articles and Stories by PH
D-04-b Portraits of PH and Interviews
D-04-c Reviews of Novels
D-04-d Obituaries
D-05 Press cuttings re: diverse topics
D-05-a Alphabethical Documentation
D-05-b Newspaper Cuttings re: Israel – Palestinians
D-05-c Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes Documentation
D-05-d Animal Rights
D-05-e Blacks
D-05-f Divers
D-05-g The Pits
D-06 Video Tapes
D-06-a Film Versions and Videos relating to PH
D-06-b Patricia Highsmith's Video Collection
D-06-c Additional Videos on PH and her Oeuvre
D-07 Audio tapes and records
D-07-a Spoken Letters / Interviews / Reviews / Reportages
D-07-b Recordings of Literature / Music / Guides
D-07-c Highsmith Audio Books
D-07-d Long Play Records (LPs)
D-08 Orignal Ts./MS. Boxes and Folders
D-09 Film Scripts / Screenplays by other Authors, based on PH Novels
D-10 Maps
D-11 Studies on PH's Work (Manuscripts)
D-12 Manuscripts by Others
D-13 Artwork in Possession of PH
D-14 Collection of Postcards
D-15 Odds and Ends
E Supplementations
E-01 Copies of Manuscripts and Documents [Large format boxes]
E-02 Exhibition Documents
E-03 Executors' Files


Letters between Third Persons

Cote Sender Addressee Place Dates Collation Further Info / Remarks
B-03-BB-MAT B.B. [?]  Mathews, Stephanie  Chelsea (London)  1972 1 961-3
Note on top of the letter: "Copy of letter from B.B." [= Brigid Brophy?]
B-03-COAW-HIGM Coates, Willie Mae Stewart  Highsmith, Mary Coates  [Fort Worth (TX)]  1934 1 CoD 32
Letter from Grandma Coates to her daughter, PH's mother.
B-03-CRA-COAD Cralick [Cralicky], Jevaand   Coates, Dan O. / Coates, Florine  [Brooklyn, NY]  1978/1988, n.d. 5 All Coates Donation, including CoD 34, CoD 35, CoD 36, CoD 37
B-03-DEL-MOO De Lande Long, John/   Moore, Stephens & Co / MacKenzie, John  London  1981 1 1004-6
Document attached to letter from Moore, Stephens & Co to PH. See B-02-03-MOO
B-03-DEM-CALO L. de Moussac & Cie / Glatt, Gérard/ /   Calmann-Lévy / Oulman, Alain  Paris  1982 1 988
Conseil douane et commerce extérieur / Oulman, Alain: Calmann-Lévy, died March 29, 1990. On rear of letter many handwritten notes by PH.
B-03-HIGM-COAD Highsmith, Mary Coates  Coates, Dan O.  Fort Worth (TX); Earl Soham (Suffolk)  1965, 1973 2 CoD 30, CoD 31
Letter from PH's mother to her nephew, first cousin of PH.
B-03-HTUT-DIOR HTV / Taylor, Ysanne/ /   Diogenes / Reutter, Christina  London  1990 1 1039-40
HTV, cf. 1038.
B-03-LEM-DUP Lemonnier, Roger  Dupont, Joan  Paris  1990 1 1020-21
Lawyer of PH. cf. 1018, 1019.
B-03-MCI-DIOS McIntosh and Otis / Myrer, Patricia Schartle/ /   Diogenes / Suter, Anne Elisabeth  New York City  1980 1 982-4
Literary agent at McIntosh and Otis, Inc / Suter from Gotham Art & Literary Agency.
B-03-MEG-BERN Mega-Byte Technical Resources Ltd. / Curry, Betty/   Bernardi, Vivien de  Lakewood (NJ)  1995 1 909+910
Attachment: Copy of letter from PH to Betty Curry (1978).
B-03-MOO-DEL Moore, Stephens & Co / MacKenzie, John/   De Lande Long, John  n.p. [London]  1981 1 1002-3
Document attached to letter from Moore, Stephens & Co to PH: see: B-02-03-MOO
B-03-MORR-DIOS Morrison, Hecker, Curtis, Kuder & Parrish / McEachen, Gary J./ /   Diogenes / Suter, Anne Elisabeth  Kansas City (MI)  1981 1 1288
Morrison, Hecker, Curtis, Kuder & Parrish (lawyers?) / Suter from Gotham Art & Literary Agency.
PENC-DIOK Penguin / Carson, Peter/ /   Diogenes / Keel, Daniel  London  1989 1 1087-8
Penguin Books Ltd.
B-03-PLAW-PLAJ Plangman, Walter  Plangman, Jay Bernard  Little Rock  1972 1  
B-03-SEA-EMA Sealey [?]  Emanuel, Elizabeth [Beyte]  London  1967 1 272-6
B-03-SER-CALO Serruys, Max/   Calmann-Lévy / Oulman, Alain  Paris  1983 2 1277, 1278-9
Inheritor Agence Bradley / Oulman, Alain: from Calmann-Lévy, died March 29, 1990.

B-03-SMB-SOM The Society of The Students in Medecine / Antonescu, Cristian / Dragomir, Alin  Sommer, Frieda  Lausanne  1990-04-06 1  
B-03-THO-HIGM Thompson, Marjorie  Highsmith, Mary Coates  New York (NY)  1970 1 CoD 29
Letter to PH's mother.
B-03-VANM-DIOR Van der Meulen, Harke Jan  Reutter, Christina  Amsterdam  1992 1 1028-31
cf. 1027
Reutter from Diogenes.
B-03-ZFIL-DIOR Z Films / Lexow, Zanne/ /   Diogenes / Reutter, Christine  New York City  1992 1 1114-5x
Lexow of Z Films, Reutter of Diogenes.