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PIERRE LEROY PAPERS

BULK DATES: 1948 - 1955
SPAN DATES: 1947 - 1984

EXTENT: 1.50 lf., 3 boxes

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Individual Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 1, Folders 1 - 21) This series contains correspondence from friends (exclusive of lettersfrom Teilhard de Chardin) to Pierre Leroy. Arrangement is alphabetical bysurname.

SERIES: 2. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 1, Folders 22 - 98) This series contains correspondence from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to hislong-time friend and fellow Jesuit, Pierre Leroy. Letters date from March7, 1948 to April 4, 1955, just before the former's death. All letters havebeen previously published in "Letters from My Friend, 1948-1955," collectedand introduced by Pierre Leroy and translated from the French with apreface by Mary Lukas. Four unpublished letters included in this collectionare dated as follows: 2/19/50, 3/4/50, 3/21/52, 1/15/54. Published lettersin this collection are indicated by "LFMF" with the corresponding pagenumber of the published book. The correspondence from Teilhard to Leroy is replete with discussionsof his philosophy, personal confidences, thoughts on people he met andreferences to friends. As much as possible, references to individuals areindexed; however, because discussion of Teilhardian theories is sopervasive throughout the correspondence, only a few of the Teilhardianterms mentioned are reference here. Arrangement of the correspondence is chronological (one letter perfolder).

SERIES: 3. Subject Files


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 2, Folders 1 - 16) This series contains material about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Thisincludes material on centennial exhibitions held in France and England,articles and a play on Teilhard, and commemorative stamps.

SERIES: 4. Teilhard de Chardin Manuscripts Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: (Box 2, Folders 17 - 28; Box 3, Folders 1 - 18) This series contains mimeograph copies and reprints of essays by PierreTeilhard de Chardin. Arrangement is alphabetical by title.

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