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Teilhard to Pierre Leroy 12/17/53., 12/17/1953-12/17/1953

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 85
Identifier: 29041

Series-level Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

(Box 1, Folders 22 - 98) This series contains correspondence from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to his long-time friend and fellow Jesuit, Pierre Leroy. Letters date from March 7, 1948 to April 4, 1955, just before the former's death. All letters have been previously published in 'Letters from My Friend, 1948-1955,' collected and introduced by Pierre Leroy and translated from the French with a preface by Mary Lukas. Four unpublished letters included in this collection are dated as follows: 2/19/50, 3/4/50, 3/21/52, 1/15/54. Published letters in this collection are indicated by 'LFMF' with the corresponding page number of the published book. The correspondence from Teilhard to Leroy is replete with discussions of his philosophy, personal confidences, thoughts on people he met and references to friends. As much as possible, references to individuals are indexed; however, because discussion of Teilhardian theories is so pervasive throughout the correspondence, only a few of the Teilhardian terms mentioned are reference here. Arrangement of the correspondence is chronological (one letter per folder).

Dates

  • 12/17/1953-12/17/1953

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Extent

From the Collection: 1.3 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger Document Cases)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

Contains correspondence from TdC to PL, TLS, 12/17/53 (LFMF 185).Reference(s) to TdC's writings: "Le Dieu de l'Evolution" for RaymondVaufrey's "Anthropologie" (professor at Institute of Human Paleontology,Paris); and "Les Singularites de l'Espece Humaine." Also refers to Rhoda deTerra and Emmanuel de Breuvery.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, PIERRE - CORRESPONDENCE TO LEROY 12/17/53: Typed Letter Signed

"DIEU DE L'EVOLUTION" - REFERENCE: Typed Letter Signed

VAUFREY, RAYMOND - REFERENCE: Typed Letter Signed

"SINGULARITES DE L'ESPECE HUMAINE" - REFERENCE: Typed Letter Signed

TERRA, RHODA DE - REFERENCE: Typed Letter Signed

BREUVERY, EMMANUEL DE - REFERENCE: Typed Letter Signed

TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, PIERRE - "SINGULARITES DE L'ESPECE HUMAINE" REF.: Typed Letter Signed

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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