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Marie-Therese Cosme papers

Identifier: GTM-940608

Content Description

Personal letters and materials relating to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ., collected by Marie-Therese Cosme and written by mutual friends Pierre Leroy, SJ; Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ; and others. Includes offprints of monographs by Leroy and Teilhard de Chardin. Also letters from French explorer and spiritualist Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969) and Emmanuel de Breuvery, SJ (1906-1970).


  • 1939-1981

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction requests for materials authored by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin must be approved by the Teilhard Estate.

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical / Historical

Marie-Therese Cosme was wife of Henri Cosme (1885-1952), French ambassador to China in 1939. Both were friends of French Jesuit philosopher and Sino-paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ.


0.63 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger Slim Document Cases)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Personal and collected materials donated to Georgetown University Library by Marie Therese Cosme.

Marie-Therese Cosme papers
Lisette Matano, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Revision Statements

  • 2022: Conditions Governing Use note updated by John Zarrillo

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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