Highlights from our collections and exhibits, staff blogs, and insights on the history of the Christian Science movement.
Calvin Frye worked for Mary Baker Eddy longer than anyone else, as both a secretary and bookkeeper. His service from 1882 to 1910 (with only one day of vacation!) is an incredible testament to his devotion to both Eddy and Christian Science, and to her appreciation of his talents.
The story of the “Subscription Edition1” began in 1900. William Dana Orcutt, who worked for Mary Baker Eddy’s printers, proposed the publication of a larger and more elaborate edition of Science and Health.
This month’s Object of the Month is a bit unusual—our object is not part of The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s collections. But it is nonetheless one that many visitors to the Boston area with interest in Eddy’s history have seen: The Mary Baker Eddy Memorial at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mary Baker Eddy’s celebrity made her a target for many solicitations. The Book of the Presidents is one interesting example of this. Hundreds of documents in the Library’s collections tell us about the negotiations and discussions; it’s a story with many twists and turns.
Though her church was established in Boston, Massachusetts, Mary Baker Eddy lived the majority of her life in New Hampshire. Thus it seems fitting that The Mary Baker Eddy Library has in its collection nineteenth century maps of two Granite State counties, Belknap and Merrimack.
In the summer of 1906, Mary Baker Eddy began thinking about a revision to her book Pulpit and Press.
On February 15, 1895, one month after the Original Edifice of The Mother Church was completed, Mary Baker Eddy was presented with this beautiful gold scroll…
Eddy was given a Diploma of Honor on October 23, 1907 by the International Books and Paper Exposition in Paris, France.
The history of cartoons in newspapers spans back to the nineteenth century. Since that time, they have been both political and comical.
One of the most ornate volumes in The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s collection of books owned by Eddy is Bohemia…
Interacting with us on the web — what are all the possibilities?
Read the history of a beautiful clock that struck the hours in Mary Baker Eddy’s home.
Go behind the scenes of an image taken over 150 years ago.
Explore the messages of an engraving that hung in Mary Baker Eddy’s home.
A window on the development of “Fervent Hearts, Willing Hands.”