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


email address: arch.lit@nb.admin.ch

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A-01-b Unfinished / Unpublished Novels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


C-07

Memorabilia

Cote Author / Artist Title / Description Further Info / Remarks
C-07/01   2 Säbel in Scheide - US 1864, Ames MFC Co., Chicopee, Mass.- Springfield Armory, Springfield Mass. USA, US pluribus unum (mit Adler, Klinge graviert)   Size of box: 10x28x1024
Inscr.: Patricia Highsmith’ Schwerter aus der Zeit des amerikanischen Sezessionskriegs, die sie mit 13 Jahren kaufte und in ihren Wohnungen und Häusern stets an der Wand hängen hatte
C-07/02   Messer und 2-zackiger Spiess, mit messingbeschlagenem Holzgriff, eingeschnitzte Verzierungen, in ebenfalls verziertem Holzfutteral auf Messingfüssen   Size of box: 10x28x1022 / Diogenes list number: 7
C-07/03   1 Kordel, 1 Reitsporen   Size of box: 10x28x102
C-07/04   Stereographenbox   Size of box: normal / Diogenes list number: 1.7
C-07/05   Kisten mit Stereographien (by Underwood & Underwood, vor allem England um die Jahrhundertwende)   Size of box: Musikschachtel / Diogenes list number: 1.8/2.8
C-07/06   Stiftehalter (2 Blechdosen) mit diversem Schreibzeug und Lineal, Taschenmesser und weiteres Messer, Zettel mit Adresse Hilmar Darsow und Notiz zu Polivital   Size of box: normal / Diogenes list number: 3.5
C-07/07   Siegelstempel „PH“ (mit Ratte auf Griff), Spitzer   Diogenes list number: 3.2
C-07/08   Vergrösserungsglas   Diogenes list number: 1.2
C-07/09   3 Tischuntersätze (Holz/Kork/Bast)   Size of box: normal / Diogenes list number: 3.2
C-07/10   Taschenlampe (von Migros), Sockel (Crime Writers Association Critics Award 1964 Patricia Highsmith), Medaille Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, République Française)   Diogenes list number: 2.4
C-07/11   Blockflöte   Diogenes list number: 2.5
C-07/12   Brille (in Etui aus London) und 2 Brillenrezepte von Optikern (Locarno/ Cannobio, 1985/86)   Diogenes list number: 2.1
C-07/13   Feldstecher (Carl Zeiss, Jena, 7x50, mit Hülle)   Size of box: normal
C-07/14   Nippes: Schnitzereien, Blechdose mit Knöpfen und Steinen, Glasvase mit Münzen aus aller Welt und internationalen Postwertscheinen, Versteinerung, 1 Blechbüchse als Katze, 1 Tonkätzchen, 1 Spielzeugkatze aus Blech („Made in US-Zone Germany“), Gewehrpatrone, Kerzen, etc. (Ausstellobjekte von Wandregal)   Size of box: normal
C-07/15   Schelle für Kleinvieh, Keramikschnecke, 2 alte Schlüssel („ornamental only“), Taschenmesser   Size of box: normal / Diogenes list number: 1.5
C-07/16   Dose Katzenkopf mit Kleingeld, Inschrift „The Cat who Followed Pat. Love J L“   Diogenes list number: 2.2
C-07/17   Rinderkopf als Briefbeschwerer, Inschrift „Dan Coates“ [Kunsthandwerk des Sohns von Pat Highsmith’s Cousin Don Coates]   Diogenes list number: 2.3
C-07/18   Laserkopie von Foto in Kunststoffrahmen (junges Paar in Boot)   Diogenes list number: 3.4. / vgl. Fotos 1179/80 (Natica Waterbury + PH?, Repro Ch. Scholz)
C-07/19   2 Brandeisen als Kerzenständer, Zeichen „R“ und „W“   Size of box: 53x14x25
C-07/20   Manuskriptschachtel „(3) Ripley’s Game ’73, Orig. + Heinemann“ (mehrfach verrwendete Schachtel: durchgestrichen: The Glass Cell, The Straightforward Lie, Edith’s Diary u.a.)   Size of box: normal
C-07/21   Manuskriptschachtel ‚“Boy Who Followed Ripley; 4th Ripley Original Ms. Final Ms. 1978-9“    
C-07/22   Typewriter „Olympia“ mit Adressen Moncourt und Tegna, sowie Hotelklebern aus aller Welt auf dem Metallkoffer   Size of box: 17x40x41
Inscr.: Patricia Highsmith’ Reiseschreibmaschine
Inscr.: Patricia Highsmith’ Reiseschreibmaschine: geöffnet
C-07/23   Holzschachtel bemalt, vermutl. von PH   Size of box: normal
C-07/24   Holzschachtel bemalt, vermutl. von P.H.   Diogenes list number: 1.3
C-07/25   Holzskulptur (Kopf), vermutl. von P.H.   1.4 cf. letter from Rosalind Constable, 30.6.1992: sends „head of man carved out of wood“
C-07/26   5 eingerahmte Fotos [= Ahnenbilder??? Fotos]   Size of box: F 3 / Diogenes list number: 1.6
C-07/27   Bild ‚Greta Garbo Collection‘   Diogenes list number: 2.6
C-07/28   eingerahmtes Foto   Diogenes list number: 3.1
C-07/29   Bild über Schreibtisch   Diogenes list number: 3.3
C-07/30   Mirror c 120 x 100 cm with postcards, photographs etc.   Size of box: 100x130x10
C-07/31 Cornell, Allela
Portrait of PH by (1917-1947) c 105 x 85 cm    
C-07/32   Drawing (man and woman) signed "C. H. Valreuse, 3/76" c 70 x 60 cm (from bedroom PH)    
C-07/33   Painting (nude woman), signed "Thomson 63" c 50 x 70 cm   Note AvP: "Von Natica gemalt" [painted by Natica Waterbury].
C-07/34   Series of "Ahnenporträts", various formats    
C-07/35   "Pinwand" 60 x 40 cm    
C-07/36   slate (Schiefertafel) with notes 50 x 35 cm    
C-07/37   Fur slippers   private donation 2004