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Box: 1 Fold: 103 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 29, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Peking. Reference(s) to visiting Paul and Francoise Raphael, as well as to other friends including Helmut de Terra, Pierre Leroy, Maurice Trassaert, William Drummond, and Amadeus Grabau. (p.116)

Box: 1 Fold: 104 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 12, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Peking. Reference(s) to travelling with Pierre Leroy and Maurice Trassaert to Kobe, Japan, and to prospect of visiting with Joseph and Mrs. Grew in Tokyo. References also to meetings with other friends, before leaving China, including Jacques Bardac, Paul and Francoise Raphael, Amanda (Peggy) Boyden, Helen Burton, Amadeus Grabau, and Mayo Newhall. Also mentions receiving requests from editors in Paris to publish his essay, "Le Milieu Divin." (p.117-118)

Box: 1 Fold: 105 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: October 28, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 pages/1 sheet). Written from New York, a short note reaffirming his friendship and regard for Swan. (p.118)

Box: 1 Fold: 106 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 7, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to meeting old friends on his arrival in Paris, including Henri Brueil, Pierre Marcellin Boule, Max and Simone Begouen. (p.118-9)

Box: 1 Fold: 107 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 20, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to publication of his essays, "L'Energie Humaine," and "Le Milieu Divin." Also references to friends Max and Simone Begouen. (p.120-21)

Box: 1 Fold: 108 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 7, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with envelope). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to the reaction of his superior to his essay, "Le Phenomene Spirituel." Reference also to his other works, "L'Energie Humaine," and to "La Mystique de la Science." Includes news of friends Ida Treat Bergeret and of the marriage of Nirgidma Torhout to Michel Breal. (p.121-3)

Box: 1 Fold: 109 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 25, 1938

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to completion of his essay, "La Mystique de la Science," and to news of friends in Paris including, Henri Breuil, Max and Simone Begouen, and Ida Treat Bergeret.(p.123-124)

Box: 1 Fold: 110 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 10, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to a sojourn in Auvergne with his family. Also references to meeting many friends in Paris, among them, Maurice Trassaert, Nirgidma Torhout, Max and Simone Begouen, and Ida Treat Bergeret. (p.124-5)

Box: 1 Fold: 111 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: February 1, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to publication of his essay, "La Mystique de la Science," and to meeting with Maurice Trassaert. (p.126-7)

Box: 1 Fold: 112 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: February 13, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to Maurice Trassaert, to Malvina Hoffman, and to dining with Charles and Mrs. Lindbergh. (p.127-29)

Box: 1 Fold: 113 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 6, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to Ralph Chaney, and to publication of his essay, "La Mystique de la Science. " References also to meeting with Paris friends Maurice Trassaert and Max Begouen. (p.129-130)

Box: 1 Fold: 114 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date unclear: March 19 or March 29, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Note: This letter is published as March 19, 1939.

Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to his essay "La Mystique de la Science," and to Paul Raphael and Max Begouen. (p.130-31)

Box: 1 Fold: 115 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 7, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (4 pages/2 sheets with postmarked envelope). Written on letterhead for Laboratoire de Geologie Appliquee aux Origines de l'Homme. Reference(s) to visit to England, and meetings with Dorothy Garrod, Miles C. Burkitt, Maurice Trassaert, Ida Treat Bergeret. Also mentions working on his new "Essai sur les Races." (p.132-34)

Box: 1 Fold: 116 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 26, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Laboratoire de Geologie Appliquee aux Origines de l'Homme, Paris. Reference(s) to Europe on the brink of World War Two, and to news of Simone Begouen, Ida Treat Bergeret, and of Japanese presence in China. (p.134-5)

Box: 1 Fold: 117 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 10, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to imminent publication of "Essai sur les Races" in the French journal, "Les Etudes." Also mentions friends, Jacques Bardac, Paul and Francoise Raphael, Jean de Lagarde, and Henri Hoppenot, Ella Maillart, Max and Simone Begouen, Ida Treat and Andre Bergeret, and Nirgidma Torhout. (p.135-36)

Box: 1 Fold: 118 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 28, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. Reference(s) to his cousin Marguerite Teilhard-Chambon, Max and Simone Begouen, Ida Treat Bergeret, Dorothy Garrod, and Helmut de Terra. (p.136-37)

Box: 1 Fold: 119 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: June 29, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from onboard ship bound for New York. Reference(s) to travel plans in U.S.; to his travelling companion, cousin Marguerite Teilhard-Chambon; and to an old friend Pierre Charles. (p.137-8)

Box: 1 Fold: 120 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 15, 1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from New York. Reference(s) to arrival plans in Berkeley, California. (p.138)

Box: 1 Fold: 121 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 17, 1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. Reference(s) to dining and meeting with friends, including Paul Raphael, Pierre Leroy, Jeanne Mollard, Henry Vetch, Helen Burton. Also news of the health of Marguerite Teilhard-Chambon. (p.140-41)

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 8, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Peking. With references to their friendship and enclosing "..the only pious object left, since years, on my working table...For me this quite simple illustration is a vague representation of the universal "foyer" of attraction which we are aiming for..." (p.143)

Note: The "pious object" is a small printed illustration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that Teilhard had brought from his home in the Auvergne (see explanation p.143). Verso bears autograph inscription: "To Lucile from Pierre. Peking. Aug. 8.41." The item is currently on long-term loan to Fr. Thomas King, S.J., Georgetown University.

Box: 2 Fold: 1.1 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 11, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. Reference(s) to dining and meeting with friends Eleanore Tafel, Tillie Hoffman, and to publications of his works with the assistance of Henry Vetch/ Also reference to writing essay, "L'Atomisme de l'Esprit." (p.143)

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 27, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (4 pages/2 sheets). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. Reference(s) comingsand goings of friends in China, including Tillie Hoffman and Eleanore Tafel. References also to other friends, Paul and Francoise Raphael, Jacques Bardac, brother Joseph Teilhard de Chardin, Nirgidma Torhout, Max Begouen, Pierre Leroy, and Amadeus Grabau, among others. (p.145-46)

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 9, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. Reference(s) to Peking friends, Pierre Leroy, Otto Burchart, Jacques Bardac, Amadeus Grabau. Other friends mentioned include Alice Cosme, Eleanore Tafel, Ella Maillart, and Nirgidma Torhout. (p.146-47)

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 27, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (4 pages/2 sheets). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. Reference(s) to essay, "L'Atomisme de l'Esprit." News of Billy Christian, Arthur Ringwalt, and of friends Eleanore Tafel, Amadeus Grabau, Pierre Leroy, among others. (p.147-49)

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: October 17, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (4 pages/2 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. Reference(s) to spending time with Otto Burchart and Eleanore Tafel. (p.149-150)

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 31, 1942

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. References to remaining friends in China including, Otto Burchart, Paul Raphael, Jacques Bardac, and Pierre Leroy.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 13, 1943

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (folio). Written from Peking. With reference(s) to the degenerating situation in China due to the war (WWII); the deaths of Paul Raphael and brother Gabriel Teilhard de Chardin; house detention by Japanese occupational force of colleagues Henry Houghton, Leighton Stuart, and Trevor Bowen. (p.158-9)

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 31, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 pages/1 sheet with envelope). Written from Peking. (p.163)

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: October 30, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. With reference(s) to death of Swan's father. Also news of possible return to Paris, of Peking in the aftermath of war, and of friends including Eleanore Tafel, Hellmut Wilhelm, Otto Burchart. (p.165-66)

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 13, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS primarily in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Institut de Geo-Biologie, Rue Labrousse, Peking. With reference(s) to continued situation in Peking at the end of WWII and work with Pierre Leroy with whom he was confined during the Japanese occupation. Other friends mentioned include, Larry Sickman, Bill Meyer, Nirgidma Torhout, Amadeus Grabau, Eleanore Tafel, Claire H. Tadjan, Jacques Bardac. Also news that his book, "Le Phenomene de Humain" ("The Phenomenon of Man") has been stopped in Rome by censors. (p.171-174)

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 20, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Peking. With reference(s) to receiving her latest correspondence. (p.174)

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 5, 1945

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Peking. With reference(s) to visit from Jane Smythe. (p.179)

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 29, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from onboard ship enroute to France. With news that he has been recalled to Paris by his superior. (p.180)

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 8, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to the long sea passage to Paris from China, reading Aldous Huxley, and news of Pierre Leroy. (p.180-81)

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: June 18, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheets with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to his essays, including "Noosphere," and "Vie et Planetes." Also mentions many Paris friends, among them, Pierre Leroy, Guy and Laurette Dorget, Philippe Baudet, Ida Treat Bergeret, Max and Simone Begouen, Nirgidma Torhout and husband Michel Breal. (p.185-187)

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 16, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet + 1 sheet with pencil sketch and postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to meeting Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen-Mother of England. (p.188-89)

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 8, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (folio). Written from Les Moulins, Auvergne. With reference(s) to spending a restful time in his family home. (p.189-90)

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 7, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheets with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to "Le Phenomene Humain" which he hoped to publish; friendship with British biochemist Joseph Needham, dining/meeting with Julian Huxley, Jan Christiaan Smuts, and Francoise Raphael. (p.190-92)

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 18, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to attempts to publish his essay "Le Phenomene Humain." Includes news of friends Max and Simone Begouen and Ida Treat Bergeret. (p.194)

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 29, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheets with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to work on revising "Le Phenomene Humain." Also news of Henri Breuil, Simone Begouen, and Rhoda de Terra. (p.195-96)

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 3, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to plans to travel to South Africa, to revising "Le Phenomene Humain," to news of the health of Simone Begouen, and growing friendship with Julian Huxley. (p.198-199)

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 24, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to Charles Camp, Ralph W. Chaney, and George Barbour. Includes more on plans to travel to Africa and on revisions of "Le Phenomene Humain." (p.199-201)

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 20, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS primarily in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to Simone Begouen, plans to travel to the Transvaal, publication hopes for "Le Milieu Divin," and other friends including Eleanore Tafel, Robert Faure and Jacques Bardac. (p.202-203)

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 5, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to recuperation from myocardial infarction. (p.205-6)

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 28, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Clinique des Soeurs, St. Germain-en-Laye. With reference(s) to meeting with Georges Le Fevre, and tragic news of death of a nephew. (p.206-08)

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 20, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from 4 Place Louis XIV, St. Germain-en-Laye. With reference(s) to reading existentialist authors including Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Includes mention of friends, Simone Begouen, George Barbour, M.N. (Eddie) Bien. (p.208-209)

Box: 2 Fold: 27 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (copy)
Letter date: September 24, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheet with original postmarked envelope). Written from St. Germain. With reference(s) to friends Eleanore and Margaret Tafel, Robert Faure, Nirgidma Torhout, Pierre Leroy, Francoise Raphael, Henri Breuil. Also includes lengthy discussion of his views on existentialist theory. (p.210-213)

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: October 16, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to Eleanore Tafel, Robert Faure, Guy and Laurette Dorget, Francoise Raphael, Julian Huxley, Max and Simone Begouen. (p.213-215)

Box: 2 Fold: 29 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 21, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheets with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With continued news of his improving health. Also reference(s) to Franz Weidenreich, Ida Treat Bergeret, Henry Field, Simone and Max Begouen, Rhoda de Terra. (p.215-218)

Box: 2 Fold: 30 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 21, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to Bruno de Solages, Laurette Dorget, Max and Simone Begouen, Eleanore Tafel, Robert Faure. (p. 220-21)

Box: 2 Fold: 31 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 2, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to his view of a "loving and lovable" world, as well as to friends Max and Simone Begouen and Pierre Leroy. (p.222-223)

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