The collection consists of materials regarding Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the associations that formed to continue his legacy. The papers were collected by Lady Bronwen Astor, a long-standing council member of The Teilhard Association of Great Britain and Ireland. Consisting of original correspondence, meeting agendas, minutes, reports, announcements, conference information, and a few manuscripts, the papers have been left in their original chronological order so that the history of the Association can be most effectively traced. The correspondence chronicles changes in the association, support received, and conferences organized. The collection includes correspondence from Teilhard enthusiasts and members of The Teilhard Association of Great Britain and Ireland including Mark Braham, John G. Cowell, Anthony O. Dyson, John Newson, Renee-Marie Parry and Bernard Towers. Throughout the collection are scattered a few manuscripts including one or more by Lady Astor, F. Glynn Faithfull, and Bernard Towers.
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