Highsmith, Patricia: Nachlass Patricia Highsmith

Life Papers and Documents

Swiss Literary Archives (SLA)
Hallwylstrasse 15
CH-3003 Berne



Author/Origine : Highsmith, Patricia
Title : Life Papers and Documents
Scope and content : C-Life Papers and Documents: 18 diaries written in various languages, around 1,500 photographs, personal and family documents and memorabilia.
Cote : SLA-PH-C

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
C-04-b-04 Writing Utensils, TV, Media, 1985-1995
C-04-c Memberships
C-04-d Editors
C-04-e Taxes
C-05 Photos
C-05-a Photo Albums
C-05-a-01 Brown Album
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-05-e Private Photo Collection, unsorted
C-05-f Attachments and Supplements
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 and letters removed from PH's Books and Library



Rem.: Preservation restriction: Fragile material, available copies must be consulted in place of the original documents.
s.a. E-01
Cote Title / Description Dates Further Info / Remarks
C-01/01 Diary 1 1940.12.31-1941.12.31
English, French 
C-01/02 Diary 2 1942.01.01-1942.08.07
English, Spanish, German 
C-01/03 Diary 3 1942.08.08-1943.01.11
English, French, German 
C-01/04 Diary 4 1943.03.30-1943.09.26
French, German 
C-01/05 Diary 5 1943.09.26-1943.12.14
C-01/06 Diary 6 1944.11.14-1946.01.23
300 p. / German 
C-01/07 Diary 7 1946.02.03-1947.05.06
300 pp. / German, English 
C-01/08 Diary 8 1947.05.07-1948.03.17
c 240 pp. / English, German 
C-01/09 Diary 9 1948.03.26-1949.10.30
c 120 pp. / German, English 
C-01/10 Diary 10 1949.01.01-1951.01.28
c 200 pp. / English, French 
C-01/11 Diary 11 1951.02.22-1952.11.21
c 230 pp. / English, German, French 
C-01/12 Diary 12 1952.11.22-1954.02.09
c 120 pp. / English, Italian 
C-01/13 Diary 13 1961.07.07-1961.07.10
Rem.: c 120 pp. / English
Dat.: Additional dates: 1962-09-03/1963-02-06
C-01/14 Diary 14 1962.05.15-1962.07.20
Rem.: c 75 pp. / English, some notes til 1963
Dat.: Additional dates: 1963
C-01/15 Diary 15 1963.03.01-1964.09.10
Rem.: c 270 pp. / English
Dat.: Additional dates: 1967-12-14/1968-09-06
C-01/16 Diary 16 1969.01.27-1971.04.18
c 100 pp.(incl. many drawings) / English 
C-01/17 Diary 17 1981.01.04-1981.01.28
Rem.: c 220 pp. (incl. many drawings) / English
Dat.: Additional dates: 1987-01-16/1992-09-04
C-01/18 Diary 18 1984.10.05-1984.10.09
c 10 pp. / English