In the Bibliography at the end of the first chapter of "Beautiful Shadow: Life of Patricia Highsmith" by Andrew Wilson is said, "PH, Cahier 19, SLA." What does an abbreviation SLA mean?

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    The book should have (does have) a list of abbreviations used in the book. For example, "AK" could be the Alfred A. Knopf Archive. The abbreviations could be idiosyncratic, not standard. Swiss Literary Archives, Berne.
    – TimR
    Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 11:39

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"PH, Cahier 19, SLA." stands for Patricia Highsmith, Highsmith's journal #19, Swiss Literary Archives.

Patricia Highsmith called the Highsmith's journals cahiersenter image description here


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