From the Collections

Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.

A Tale from Cañon City

A Tale from Cañon City

Among the decorative arts pieces on display in Mary Baker Eddy’s study at Pleasant View, her home in Concord, New Hampshire, was a large photographic print of the Royal Gorge, Colorado.

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A Mustache Cup

A Mustache Cup

Out of all the china/dishware found in the Library’s collections there is only a single example of a mustache cup.

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Yale Automobile

We’ve already written about Mary Baker Eddy’s horses, and featured an exhibit about one of her carriages, leaving another transportation topic yet undiscussed: horseless carriages, or automobiles.

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The White Student

The White Student

Among the items that Mary Baker Eddy kept in her study, at Pleasant View and later at Chestnut Hill, was this bust of a child who appears to be thoughtfully contemplating a book.

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Article XXV, Section 7: “Rule of Conduct”

The original form of the "Rule of Conduct" By-Law appeared in the 5th edition of the Manual of The Mother Church, issued in the latter half of 1896. In August of that year, someone reported to Mary Baker Eddy that a picture (whose description is unknown) had been hung...

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King James Bible

King James Bible

In 1604, a process began that would culminate in the publication of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible in 1611.

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Behind the Conservation of the Peace Flag

Behind the Conservation of the Peace Flag

Representative of the hopefulness and enthusiasm that characterized many of the pre-World War I peace movements in America, this item is displayed on the wall on the second floor by our Press Gallery exhibit.

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