From the Collections
Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy’s seminal work, she wrote: “Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the center, though not the boundary of the affections” (p.58)…
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Founded on October 11, 1890, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) came about at a time when women felt the need to express their patriotic feelings…
In an interview given to the Portland [Maine] Evening Express and Advertiser in 1912, American author Clara Louise Burnham…
Among the items in our collection that belonged to Mary Baker Eddy is a framed original illustration by James F. Gilman.
On January 10th, a Christian Scientist named Edson Dewey wrote to Mary Baker Eddy in the hopes that she would accept an unsolicited gift…
One of the most intriguing likenesses of Mary Baker Eddy is this marble bust by Luella A. Varney (later Serrao: 1865-post 1935). It is the only sculpture for which Eddy posed.
In mid-1908, the Boston representatives of the White Motor Company, whose offices were on 320 Newbury Street, came into contact with Adolph Stevenson, Eddy’s carriage driver and handyman.
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.
This gold ornament opens a window on Mary Baker Eddy’s brother- and sister-in-law.
An insight into Mary Baker Eddy’s life as a young mother.
Explore a map of the mill city that nurtured the early Christian Science movement.
Check out the story behind colorized photos of Eddy’s cousin and his wife.
Read the history of a beautiful clock that struck the hours in Mary Baker Eddy’s home.