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A-01-b Unfinished / Unpublished Novels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


Orignal Ts./MS. Boxes and Folders

Under Further Info / Remarks between diagonal strokes: PH's inscriptions, handwritten and in typewritten, on box(es) or folder(s)
Title / Description Collation Further Info / Remarks
Original manuscript boxes   1 box (with light brown wrapping paper)
ON SUSPENSE AND WRITING IT (Plotting and Writing ORIG. MS) [=A-01-c-12] / THE GLASS CELL (incomplete second original) [=A-01-a-10/1] / A SUSPENSION OF MERCY (The Story Teller), ORIG. MS. [=A-01-a-11]
Original manuscript boxes   1 box
SUSPENSION of Mercy (Story Teller) Orig [=A-01-a-11] / The Arrangement [=A-04-b] / 1st Person Novel [=A-01-b-05/1] / TREMOR OF FORGERY (Heinemann) [=A-01-a-13] / STRANGERs ON A TRAIN [=A-01-a-01/2]
Original manuscript boxes   1 box
[Originator:] Calmann-Lévy THOSE WHO WALK AWAY (Orig + Heinemann) [=A-01-a-12] / THE TREMOR OF FORGERY (Orig.) [=A-01-a-13]
Original manuscript boxes   1 box
[Originator:] Doubleday & Company Inc. RIPLEY UNDER GROUND ORIG. MS [=A-01-a-14/1] / THE DOVE DESCENDING [=A-01-b-01] / SHORT STORIES "ELEVEN" [=A-01-c-06]
Original manuscript boxes   2 boxes
[1] A DOG'S RANSOM ORIG. MS [=A-01-a-15/1] / [2] 4th RIPLEY [=A-01-a-18]
Original manuscript boxes   3 boxes
[1] ORIGINAL PEOPLE WHO KNOCK ON THE DOOR '82 [=A-01-a-19/1] / [2] PEOPLE WHO FINAL [=A-01-a-19/2] / [3] FOUND IN THE STREET Orig. July 1985 [=A-01-a-20/1]
Original manuscript boxes   3 boxes
[1] carbon FOUND Found in the Street [=A-01-a-20/1] / [2 and 3] R. u. W. [Ripley Under Water] Oct. '90... my carbon of final draft [=A-01-a-21/1 and A-01-a-21/2 (uncorrected)]
Original manuscript boxes   2 boxes
[1] RIPLEY under WATER, 3rd Copy XEROX, FEB. 1991 [typewritten] My Xerox 3rd Copy Feb. Mar. '91[handwritten ] [=A-01-a-21/3] / [2] First Draft Small g Dec. 20. '93 [=A-01-a-22/1]
Original manuscript boxes   7 boxes / folders
[1] Carbon of Small g UNCUT Dec. 20, 1993 1 MAY 1995 [=A-01-a-22/2] / [2] The Straightforward Lie 244 p. 1959-60 [=A-01-b-03] / [3] The Black House PATRICIA HIGHSMITH A NEW COLLECTION OF SHORT-STORIES ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT [=A-01-c-11] / [4] Original MS Patricia Highsmith LITTLE TALES OF MYSOGYNY [=A-01-c-08/1] / [5] CAT STORIES July '87 WORK PAGES [=A-01-c-10/1] / [6] Catastrophe Stories July '87 CAT STOREIS '87 [=A-01-c-10/2 / [7] Revised Essays, photocopied by AvP [=A-01-c-11] [under and over cancelled inscription: RIPLEY UNDER WATER BY PATRICIA HIGHSMITH COPY OF THE FIRST UNCORRECTED MANUSCRIPT]
Original manuscript boxes   2 accordion folders (red / green)
[red]: MIDDLE / [green]: OLDEST Short Stories 1945-1955c
Original manuscript boxes   2 accordion folders (red / green)
[red]: SHORT STORIES 74-78-80-81-82 / [green]: SHORT STORIES 83-88 / BOOK REVIEWS
Original manuscript boxes   1 accordion folder (light)
Original file folder   1 accordion folder (black)