From the Collections
Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.
On July 10, 1903, Calvin Frye, Mary Baker Eddy’s longtime assistant, sent a note to William B. Johnson, Clerk of The Mother Church and a member of the Christian Science Board of Directors…
The American author Clara Louise Burnham wrote 26 novels between the years 1881 and 1925.
Mary Baker Eddy’s love for poetry began when she was a young girl, and she continued writing and editing her poems throughout her life…
We have found no comments by Mary Baker Eddy in her writings regarding branch churches holding weddings or funerals in their edifices. There has never been a wedding held in The Mother Church; on rare occasions, there have been memorial services. For example, as...
Here’s some fascinating background on a familiar design
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.
Read about Mary Baker Eddy’s early support of women’s rights.
Read how a church in Holland received help and encouragement during World War II.
Read how poet Felicia Hemans influenced the discoverer of Christian Science.
George Glover, Mary Baker Eddy’s first husband, had many career interests and his letters give us some insight into his days and pursuits.
Mary Baker Eddy had great affection for the largest city in Massachusetts—and she had high hopes for it.