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Translations: "A Personalistic Universe"., 05/04/1936-03/23/1965

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 2
Identifier: 57429

Series-level Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The following series consists of typescripts and translations of essays by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, with many including autograph corrections by the author. Also included are mimeograph editions and offprints of Teilhard's works. Note: 1. Titles of works are given either in French/English as they appear on the item and are indexed accordingly. Searches should therefore be done in both languages. 2. Folders 3:23 to 3:30 contain miscellaneous autograph and typed manuscripts by Lucile Swan relating to notes dictated to her by Teilhard de Chardin, notes by others transcribed by Swan, or her own notes about Teilhard de Chardin. (See curatorial file: Inventory List descriptions provided by Mary Wood Gilbert for these items.)


  • 05/04/1936-03/23/1965

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From the Collection: 1.25 Linear Feet (6 Hollinger Slim Document Cases)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

Contains typescript of English translation of essay by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Title: "A Personalistic Universe." Note at end: "Peiping 1937 -- Translation made for private circulation, is for the time being the only one available. In many passages it does not faithfully represent the thought of the author, and has been formally declared incorrect and inexact. The readers should keep in mind that these notes were not, in their present form, meant for the general public, and refrain from undue judgements until an official correct translation will be published. (End MSS from France.)... This manuscript has been copied from a mimeographed text supplied by Mrs. Howard Aller, Lakeville, Connecticut. She, in turn, received it directly from Miss Jeanne Mortier in Paris, France. Butler-Brayne Franklin (Mrs. L.W.F.) Fredericksburg, Virginia, 3/23/65.

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Repository Details

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