From the Collections
Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.
The Cross and Crown design has long been used by The First Church of Christ, Scientist, as a legally protected trademark. However, the design combination of the cross and crown is not unique to Christian Science; both Protestant and Catholic churches have used it. For...
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.
The Library’s collections include objects Mary Baker Eddy gave to others, as well as many gifts she received herself.
Of the many men and women who worked for Mary Baker Eddy, few were as devoted as Laura Sargent.
Out of all the china/dishware found in the Library’s collections there is only a single example of a mustache cup.
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.
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.
The Use of the Revised Version of the Bible in the “Christian Science Quarterly” during Mary Baker Eddy’s Lifetime
The references in the Christian Science Quarterly followed the Revised Version during that periodical’s first year, 1890. This translation continued to be used for both the Golden Text and Responsive Reading from time to time during and shortly after Eddy's lifetime,...
In the Library’s collection of jewelry is a cross pin, consisting of eleven old mine cut diamonds outlined by a thin band of gold.
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...
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.
A look at events surrounding the publication of Mary Baker Eddy’s landmark book on Christian healing.
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.
Mary Baker Eddy displayed a small replica of the Liberty Bell in her home. Where did it come from, and why was it important to her?