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Box: 2 Fold: 32 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: February 3, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS primarily in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Paris. With references to friends and activities in Paris including Jacques and Marie-Claire Bardac, Alice Cosme, Francoise Raphael among others. (p.225)

Box: 2 Fold: 33 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 26, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With news of imminent arrival in Washington, D.C. (p.226)

Box: 2 Fold: 34 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 11, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With references to giving lectures at the American Museum of Natural History and to friends Helmut de Terra and Raymond Jouve. (p.226-7)

Box: 2 Fold: 35 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 14, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With news of return from trip to Boston. (p.227)

Box: 2 Fold: 36 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: June 4, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from New York. With brief greetings. (p.229)

Box: 2 Fold: 37 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: June 18, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to friends Pierre Leroy, J.S. Lee, Malvina Hoffman. (p.230)

Box: 2 Fold: 38 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 6, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheets with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to poor health; invitation from the College de France to accept a chair in prehistory; to friends, including Ida Treat Bergeret, Robert Faure, Pierre Leroy, Francoise Raphael, Malvina Hoffman; and to meeting Aldous Huxley briefly at a meeting of the World congress for the Union of Faiths. (p.231-33)

Box: 2 Fold: 39 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 31, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Paris. With news that he has been summoned to Rome by his superior. (p.234)

Box: 2 Fold: 40 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 3, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Les Moulins. With references to his faith. (p.235-6)

Box: 2 Fold: 41 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: October 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with envelope). Written from Rome. Incomplete date given. Brief note re meeting Swan while in Rome. (p.237)

Box: 2 Fold: 42 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: October 7, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Rome. With reference(s) to arrival in Rome. (p.236)

Box: 2 Fold: 43 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 10, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to return to Paris; and news of friends Max and Simone Begouen, and of cousin Marguerite Teilhard-Chambon. (p.237-8)

Box: 2 Fold: 44 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 26, 1948

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 Robert Faure and Eleanore Tafel, and Elsie Lyons, among others. (p.239)

Box: 2 Fold: 45 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 12, 1949

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 awaiting the outcome of his visit to Rome vis a vis his works. (p.241-2)

Box: 2 Fold: 46 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: February 4, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to news from superiors in Rome that he should "refrain...from talking or writing except about pure Science..." and that publication of his works is out of the question. (p.242-3)

Box: 2 Fold: 47 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: February 28, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to preparation of five lectures to be given at La Sorbonne "on Man (structure and evolutionary trends of the human group)..."; and to friends Guy and Laurette Dorget. (p.243-44)

Box: 2 Fold: 48 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 11, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains an autograph signed note of recommendation written to Christian Dior by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin for friends Betty Vincent Carter and Lucile Swan.

Box: 2 Fold: 49 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (copy)
Letter date: July 5, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to the inspiration that Swan represents for him. (p.245-6)

Box: 2 Fold: 50 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 11, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to continued lectures and to meeting with Hallam L. Movius, Jr. (p.246)

Box: 2 Fold: 51 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 2, 1949

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 preparing his fifth and final lecture; comments on Christianity and Marxism; and news of friend Rhoda de Terra. (p.247-249)

Box: 2 Fold: 52 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 5, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Auvergne. With reference(s) to visiting family in the Auvergne. Also, news of Eleanore Tafel; of completion of his five lectures and hopes for publication; and of plans to distribute mimeographed copies of "Le Phenomene Humain" to friends. (p.249-251)

Box: 2 Fold: 53 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (copy)
Letter date: October 10, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). With reference(s) to "Christic energy." Also news of various friends, among them, Eleanore Tafel, Robert Faure, Rhoda de Terra and Pierre Leroy. (p.251-2)

Box: 2 Fold: 54 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 14, 1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Paris. With reference(s) to work and writings. References also to friends/colleagues Rene d'Ouince, Henri de Lubac, Eleanore Tafel, Max and Simone Begouen, Clare Boothe Luce. (p.252-253)

Box: 2 Fold: 55 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 14, 1949

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 writings including his lectures and essay, "La Route de l'Ouest." News of friends including Dr. Wen-Hao Wong. (p.254-255)

Box: 2 Fold: 56 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 22, 1950

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 formulating ideas for essays and with news of sending a manuscript of his five lectures (originally given at La Sorbonne, Paris) to Rome for permission to publish. (p.255-6)

Box: 2 Fold: 57 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: February 16, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to hopes and fears for publication of his five lectures on man. Also news of friends Rhoda de Terra, Laurette Dorget, Francoise Raphael and Pierre Leroy. (p.257-8)

Box: 2 Fold: 58 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 6, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to dining with Frederic Joliot-Curie. Most importantly relays news that his superiors in Rome had received the manuscript of his five lectures on man (originally given at La Sorbonne, Paris), and had sent suggestions for some minor revisions without much censure. Also news of finding a publisher for a book about his sister, Marguerite Marie Teilhard de Chardin (by her friends with a preface by Teilhard de Chardin). Other news of friends Rhoda and daughter Noel de Terra, as well as of Eleanore Tafel. (p.258-9)

Box: 2 Fold: 59 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 9, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With news that he is a candidate for membership in the French Academie des Sciences (he was later elected non-resident member). Mention of friends, including, Eleanore Tafel, Otto and Poney Burhart, Pierre Leroy and Francoise Raphael. (p.259-61)

Box: 2 Fold: 60 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 15, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to rejection for publication of one of his works by superiors in Rome, and news of friends Pierre Leroy and Francoise Raphael. (p.261-2)

Box: 2 Fold: 61 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: July 30, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains brief typed note signed from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to dinner plans with Swan. (p.262)

Box: 2 Fold: 62 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (copy)
Letter date: August 10, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of TLS in French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Paris, Teilhard reiterates his views on his relationship with Swan: "For almost twenty years, you have always helped me (and I have tried to help you) to go up toward an always more luminous and warm God..." Original letter located in the Mary Lukas-Teilhard de Chardin Collection (Box 2, Folder 16), Special Collections Division, Georgetown University Library.

Box: 2 Fold: 63 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 25, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet). Written from Les Moulins. With references to Julian Huxley whom Swan recently met; the current "mood" in Rome vis a vis Christianity and Teilhard's works; and news of starting a new essay, "Le Coeur de la Matiere." (p.263-4)

Box: 2 Fold: 64 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 9, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Les Moulins. Brief note with references to his return to Paris after a holiday with his family in the Auvergne. (p.264-5)

Box: 2 Fold: 65 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 29, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with envelope). Written from Paris. With greetings for Swan's return trip to New York from travels in India. (p.265)

Box: 2 Fold: 66 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 15, 1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to sending Swan a copy of his latest essay, "Le Coeur de la Matiere." Mentions plans for an expedition to Africa. Also, news of various friends including, Andre Billy, Marthe de Fels, Julian Huxley, Pierre Leroy, Max and Simone Begouen, and Jeanine Dubosc. (p.265-6)

Box: 2 Fold: 67 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 22, 1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to friends Robert Drummond, Jeanine Dubosc, Pierre Leroy, Francoise Raphael, Max and Simone Begouen, as well as to preparing more lectures at La Sorbonne. (p.268)

Box: 2 Fold: 68 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: February 19, 1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to publication of "L'Energie Spirituelle de la Souffrance," by his sister, Marguerite Marie Teilhard de Chardin. (p.269)

Box: 2 Fold: 69 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 29, 1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to John Carter Vincent, Julian Huxley, and to reading the beliefs and teachings of Swami Nikhilananda, in which Swan had taken growing interest. (p.270-71)

Box: 2 Fold: 70 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 6, 1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to his views on Swan's "conversion" to the beliefs of Swami Nikhilananda. Also news of his continued plans to go to Africa. (p.273-4)

Box: 2 Fold: 71 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: June 8, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Paris. With references to imminent departure for Africa, and news of friend Malvina Hoffman.(p.274-5)

Box: 2 Fold: 72 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: September 1, 1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheets with postmarked envelope). Written from Johannesburg where he was on expedition with George Barbour. With references to arrival in Africa and finding renewed interest in fieldwork. (p.275-6)

Box: 2 Fold: 73 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 29, 1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York, announcing his arrival, "Apparently Paris has become too hot for me these days; and I must try to find a shelter here for the time being..." (p.276)

Box: 2 Fold: 74 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 14, 1952

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from Glacier National Park, Montana. With references to visiting George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist and biologist, in New Mexico. Mention of other friends and colleagues, among them, Jacques Bardac. (p.278)

Box: 2 Fold: 75 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 30, 1952

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York, concerning meeting(s) with Swan: "...after a year of experience, I wonder whether it would not be better and more constructive, for both of us, if I spaced a little my visits. -- To see you is good for me. But, at the same time, it still disturbs me..." (p.278-9)

Box: 2 Fold: 76 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 8, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English and French from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With reference to tentative plans to meet Swan. (p.279)

Box: 2 Fold: 77 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 20, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. A brief note in response to Swan's of January 18 ( see p.280)

Box: 2 Fold: 78 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 24, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS with ALS addendum in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With references to the status of their friendship: "... Should we try to meet less often, -- let us say once a month? Maybe, if we have a definite, but spaced, time for our meetings we shall have so much to talk about than we can keep, naturally, on an even emotional plane..." (p.280-81)

Box: 2 Fold: 79 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: February 3, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written on letterhead for the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Viking Fund. Written in response to Swan's letter of January 31. (p.281-2)



Box: 2 Fold: 80 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 14, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written on letterhead for the Viking Fund, New York. A brief note referring to their friendship, his health, and work. (p.282)

Box: 2 Fold: 81 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 24, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet). Written from New York. With references to his new work, "L'Avenir de l'Espece Humaine." Also news of Rhode de Terra, Ida Treat Bergeret, and Simone Begouen. (p.283)

Box: 2 Fold: 82 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 3, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written on letterhead of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Viking Fund, New York. With references to Rhoda de Terra, who was scheduled for surgery, and to meeting with Swan the following Wednesday. (p.283-4)

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