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Foods Prepared and Consumed in Mary Baker Eddy’s Household

The most complete information on Eddy’s diet starts with her 1892 move to Pleasant View, her home in Concord, New Hampshire. Members of her household wrote reminiscences of their time with her and detailed foods they ate. Minnie Weygandt, who served as Eddy’s cook...

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Article XXVII, Section 4: “Church Membership”

Mary Baker Eddy left no written record regarding why she established this By-Law, which forbids teaching “Roman Catholics Christian Science, except it be with the written consent of the authority of their Church.” This By-Law was adopted by the Christian Science Board...

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Mary Baker Eddy’s Political Views

According to biographer Robert Peel, “Mrs. Eddy was brought up a Jacksonian Democrat [one who believes in more democracy for the citizenry, as seen in the politics of President Andrew Jackson], switched her sympathies to the new Republican Party at the time of the Civil War…

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The Color of Mary Baker Eddy’s Hair and Eyes

Eddy's hair color was dark brown, and by 1891, when she was 70, her hair was white. Her eye color, however, is harder to determine. In her reminiscence, Mary Stewart described Eddy's eyes as "blue...which changed as she talked - sometimes looking almost gray and...

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