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Journals of Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

A transciption of the Journals Teilhard de Chardin by scholars Karl and Nicole Schmitz-Moorman can be found within Woodstock Theological Library. Hand-written on French school copybooks, known as cahiers, the Journal that Father Teilhard began in August 1919 "to while away the boredom of quartering and to oblige [him] to think, to observe and to clarify" shows a gap between July 1925 and July 1944, and it ends three days before his death in April 1955. In March 1946, when he had the first opportunity to leave Beijing, he only could bring back with him to France notebook XIII, which was full (July 18, 1944 – October 10, 1945), and notebook XIV, started on October 27, 1945. Today original notebooks I – IX are kept with members of his family, the legal heirs. The notebooks left behind in China have yet to be located. Notebooks XIII – XXI are kept with the Society of Jesus in France. More information can be found within the finding aid.

Karl and Nicole Schmitz-Moormann's transcription of Journals I-IX and XIII-XXI is housed at the Woodstock Theological Library.  More information about the Journal can be found in the Preface prepared by Mrs. Schmitz-Moormann.