Highlights from our collections and exhibits, staff blogs, and insights on the history of the Christian Science movement.
Springtime in New England is a season of change. It begins with icy cold, proceeds to rain and mud, and finally—blooms with greenery and flowers.
Found among the pieces in the jewelry collection linked to Mary Baker Eddy are three nineteenth-century cameos.
Copybooks were frequently used in the first half of the nineteenth century. The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that they are books in which “copies are written or printed for pupils to imitate” (1971 printing).
Many of us enjoy sharing good food with family and friends, and Mary Baker Eddy was no different.
A student of Mary Baker Eddy once commented, “Mrs. Eddy seemed to care little for the large or expensive presents given her by her followers, but she called …
As we look at photographs of life at Pleasant View, Mary Baker Eddy’s home in Concord, N.H., it’s fascinating to see a quiet New England town of a century ago.
With all the focus on digitization of documents today, it’s easy to forget that preservation is not a new issue. In fact, proper preservation of Mary Baker Eddy’s letters and manuscripts was first considered over 90 years ago.
Possibly some of the most unique items in the collections at The Mary Baker Eddy Library are three cakes of Pears Soap.
In the nineteenth century, gift books were tokens—not meant so much to be read as to be given away, often for remembrance of a person or event.
Souvenir spoons representing many localities, causes, and events were very much in demand from the 1890s through the 1920s. They were purchased as mementos of trips and vacations and also as gifts. We find a number of these spoons in the collections that were gifts to...
Mary Baker Eddy was preacher as well as writer, healer, and teacher. She did most of her preaching in the 1880s in Boston and her sermons were packed with scriptural references.
George Glover, Mary Baker Eddy’s first husband, had many career interests and his letters give us some insight into his days and pursuits.
Mrs. Eddy sometimes wove references to the First Commandment into her correspondence — here’s an interesting example.
Mary Baker Eddy had great affection for the largest city in Massachusetts—and she had high hopes for it.
Minnie Weygandt was Mary Baker Eddy’s cook, and served at her home, Pleasant View in Concord, NH, from 1899 to 1907.