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Box: 2 Fold: 83 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 18, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. A very brief note with news of Rhoda de Terra, as well as of his own health. (p.284)

Box: 2 Fold: 84 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: May 8, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. A brief note wishing Swan a happy birthday. (p.284)

Box: 2 Fold: 85 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: August 14, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from Johannesburg. With references to his geological and paleontological work for the Wenner-Gren Foundation in Africa. (p.285)

Box: 2 Fold: 86 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 21, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York, in response to Swan's note of the day before. (p.286)

Box: 2 Fold: 87 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 13, 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. A brief note. Mentions meeting with Alberto Carlo Blanc, Italian prehistorian and paleontologist. (p.286)

Box: 2 Fold: 88 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 1, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York, with New Year's greetings and reference to death of Ralph Linton, American anthropologist and author. (p.287)

Box: 2 Fold: 89 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: January 14, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS 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 their continuing friendship: "In the Chinese phase of our life, not only you needed me -- but we needed each other..." (p.288)

Box: 2 Fold: 90 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 2, 1954

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 references to his writings and continued negative attitude of his superiors in Rome concerning his beliefs. (p.288-9)

Box: 2 Fold: 91 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 16, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With references to his continued writing on "Man" and conviction in his beliefs. (p.289)

Box: 2 Fold: 92 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (copy)
Letter date: May 7, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheets). Written on letterhead of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, Viking Fund, New York. With references to departure for France. (p.290) Original located in the Mary Lukas-Teilhard de Chardin Collection (Box 2, Folder 16), Special Collections Division, Georgetown University Library.

Box: 2 Fold: 93 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: October 3, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (2 pages/2 sheets with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With references to their lasting friendship: "...I think we have reached, you and me, this new constructive type of friendship, -- where everything is strength and peace in a closer presence and approach of God..." Also news of his recent trip to France, possibility of the publication of his work on "Man" by a friend, Jean Piveteau, from La Sorbonne, and meetings with friends Max and Simone Begouen, as well as with his cousin Marguerite Teilhard-Chambon. (p.291)

Box: 2 Fold: 94 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: November 7, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With references to expecting visits from Pierre Leroy and Alex Wenner-Gren. (p.291-2)

Box: 2 Fold: 95 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 1, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With references to their friendship. (p.292)

Box: 2 Fold: 96 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: December 12, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With references to saying Mass for her. (p.293)

Box: 2 Fold: 97 Correspondence: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Letter date: March 30, 1955

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS in English from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan (1 page/1 sheet with postmarked envelope). Written from New York. With references to their friendship. This is the last letter written to Swan before his death eleven days later. (see p.293-4)

Box: 2 Fold: 98 Undated Corres.: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan. Undated, unpublished. Includes 2 xerox copies, 2 typed copies: "Dearest, I am back since 2 p.m. -- glad to hear that you took a trip to Yanching!..."

Box: 2 Fold: 99 Undated Corres.: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan. Undated, unpublished. Includes 1 xerox copy, 2 typed copies: "My dear L., Just two lines. I go to the Bund for the Taft's dinner. Everything all right..."

Box: 2 Fold: 100 Undated Corres.: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS with envelope (postmark unclear) from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan. Undated, unpublished. Includes 2 xerox copies, 1 typed copy: "Dearest, I have arrived yesterday night, 11 p.m. -- I will pass at your home this evening, 5 p.m. Can stay dinner with you if you are free..."

Box: 2 Fold: 101 Undated Corres.: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan. Undated, unpublished. Includes 2 xerox copies, 1 typed copy: "I am at Cook's. -- I can leave on Saturday, and perhaps(?) on Wednesday (if a lady cancels her berth). -- I will let you know..."

Box: 2 Fold: 102 Undated Corres.: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan. Undated, unpublished. Includes 1 xerox copy, 1 typed copy: "I will come today to your home at 12:45 (or at 1 p.m.) -- If we can lunch together, all right..."

Box: 2 Fold: 103 Undated Corres.: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan. Undated, unpublished. Includes 2 xerox copies, 1 typed copy: "Lucile dear, Such a joy to have you back after two days!...I passed Friday by your little (fresh-painted) gate. Wang was there, smiling as always, -- and Tungshi, sniffing as generally. -- They are waiting for you, -- at least Wang, -- because the dogs did not seem to understand..."

Box: 2 Fold: 104 Undated Corres.: Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains telegram from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to Lucile Swan. Incomplete date, unpublished. Includes 1 xerox copy, 1 typed copy: "Coming tonight eight."

Box: 2 Fold: 105 Correspondence: Claude Cuenot to Lucile Swan
Letter date: April 20, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS with postmarked envelope (2 pages/1 sheet, with printed calling card) from Claude Cuenot (a mutual friend of Teilhard de Chardin's and biographer) to Lucile Swan. References to a memorial held in honor of Teilhard de Chardin by French Radio ORTF. Speakers included Pierre Leroy. Also mentions a book he has written on Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 2 Fold: 106 Correspondence: Claude Cuenot to Lucile Swan (Carbon fragment)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon of fragment of ALS in French from Claude Cuenot to Lucile Swan discussing the philosophy of Teilhard de Chardin. Includes autograph translation into English by Swan. Total: 5 pages/4 sheets.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Typescripts: Envelopes labelled by Lucile Swan
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains four envelopes originally used by Lucile Swan to store the ensuing typescripts of works by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Labelled with essay titles in Swan's hand.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Typescripts: Lists of Papers in French
Papers from c.1929 to 1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed list of works in French by Teilhard de Chardin. 3 sheets.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Typescript: "Le Sens Humain"
February 12, 1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Le Sens Humain." 25 pages. Dated: Ceylon, February 12, 1929. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Typescript: "La Route de l'Ouest"
September 8, 1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "La Route de l'Ouest -- Vers Une Mystique Nouvelle." 16 pages. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin. Dated: Penang, September 8, 1932.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 Typescript: "Christologie et Evolution"
Christmas 1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Christologie et Evolution." Dated: Tientsin, Christmas 1933. Total pages: 22.

Box: 3 Fold: 6 Typescript: "La Decouverte du Passe"
September 15, 1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "La Decouverte du Passe." Dated: Red Sea, September 15, 1935. Total pages: 13. Includes partial translation by Lucile Swan (2 autograph pages).

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Typescript: "Esquisse d'un Univers Personnel"
May 4, 1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Esquisse d'un Univers Personnel." Dated: Peking, May 4, 1936. Total pages: 44. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin and Lucile Swan.

Box: 3 Fold: 8 Typescript: "Quelques Reflexions sur la Conversion du Monde"
October 9, 1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Quelques Reflexions sur la Conversion du Monde." Dated: October 9, 1936. Total pages: 10.

Box: 3 Fold: 9 Typescript: "Sauvons l'Humanite"
November 11, 1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Sauvons l'Humanite - Reflexions sur la Crise Presente." Dated: Peking, November 11, 1936. Total pages: 23. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 3 Fold: 10 Typescript: Letter to a Friend
January 25, 1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of letter written by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to a friend re his philosophy. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin. 4 pages/2 sheets. With typescript copy, xerox and carbon copies.

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Typescript: "Le Phenomene Spirituel"
March 1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Le Phenomene Spirituel." Dated: Pacific, March 1937. Total pages: 24. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Typescript: "L'Energie Humaine"
October 20, 1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "L'Energie Humaine." Dated: Peking, October 20, 1937. Total pages: 57. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Typescript: "La Position de l'Homme dans la Nature"
October 7, 1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "La Position de l'Homme dans la Nature - Une Nouvelle Forme d'Anthropocentrisme." Dated: Peking, October 7, 1940. Total pages: 11. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Typescript: "Sur les Bases Possibles d'un Credo Humain Commun"
March 30, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Sur les Bases Possibles d'un Credo Humain Commun." Dated: Peking. March 30, 1941. Total pages: 6. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 3 Fold: 15 Typescript: "L'Avenir de l'Homme..."
April 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "L'Avenir de l'Homme, Vu Par un Paleontologiste." Dated: Peking, April 1941. Two versions totalling 8 and 17 pages, respectively.

Box: 3 Fold: 16 Typescript: "Introduction a la Vie Chretienne"
June 29, 1944

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Introduction a la Vie Chretienne." Total pages: 22. Dated: Peking, June 29, 1944.

Box: 3 Fold: 17 Typescript: "Trois Chose Que Je Vois"
February 2, 1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, entitled, "Trois Choses Que Je Vois." Total pages: 13. Dated: February 2, 1948. Includes autograph annotations by Teilhard de Chardin.

Box: 3 Fold: 18 Typescript: "L'Incroyance Moderne: Cause Profonde et Remede"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, with autograph annotations. Undated. Title: "L'Incroyance Moderne: Cause Profonde et Remede." Total pages: 4

Box: 3 Fold: 19 Typescript: "L'Institut de Geo-biologie de Peking"
c. May 1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of statement of objectives on the foundation of the Institute of Geobiology in Peking by Teilhard de Chardin and Pierre Leroy, c. May 1940. 4 pages. Undated.

Box: 3 Fold: 20 Typescript: "Note sur la Notion de Perfection Chretienne"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, with autograph annotations and illustrations. Undated. Title: "Note sur la Notion de Perfection Chretienne." Total pages: 4

Box: 3 Fold: 21 Typescript: "La Puissance Spirituelle de la Matiere"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Undated. Title: "La Puissance Spirituelle de la Matiere." Total pages: 12

Box: 3 Fold: 22 Miscellaneous: "Christianity in the World"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph manuscript by Lucile Swan, designated by Mary Wood Gilbert as notes dictated to Swan by Teilhard de Chardin for an essay on "Christianity in the World." Total: 18 pages.

Box: 3 Fold: 23 Miscellaneous: "The Phenomenon of Man"
c. 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript with carbon copy of review by Stanley Cobb of "The Phenomenon of Man" by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. 6 pages. The edition included an introduction by Julian Huxley; translated by Bernard Wall;published in 1959.

Box: 3 Fold: 24 Miscellaneous: "The Spiritual Share of the Far East"
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript by Lucile Swan of corrections/annotations to "The Spiritual Share of the Far East" by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. 7 pages.

Box: 3 Fold: 25 Miscellaneous: Unification (Notes)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes dictated to Lucile Swan by Teilhard de Chardin re his concept of "human unification."

Box: 3 Fold: 26 Miscellaneous: Thought of Teilhard de Chardin
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DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript in French re the thought/philosophy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Includes typescripts of translation into English, with xerox copies.

Box: 3 Fold: 27 Miscellaneous: "While Peter Sleeps" Notes by Teilhard de Chardin
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed extracts of "While Peter Sleeps" by E. Boyd Barrett (1930). Includes autograph annotations in margins by Teilhard de Chardin. 3 pages.

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