From the Collections

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

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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Calvin Frye’s Account Books

Calvin Frye’s Account Books

Calvin Frye joined Mary Baker Eddy’s household on August 14, 1882; he was a thirty-six year old widower who had been working as a machinist in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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The  copy of Science and Health owned by Susan B. Anthony

The copy of Science and Health owned by Susan B. Anthony

In honor of Women’s History Month, we thought we would tell you about a recent donation to The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s collections—a copy of Science and Health once owned by woman suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony. This copy is a 25th edition, published in 1887, and...

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The Just Picture of Jesus

Portrait of Jesus, oil on canvas by M. A. Batchelder, 0.1043 The following "Card" was placed by Mary Baker Eddy in The Christian Science Journal of May 1885: "To Miss Julia S. Bartlett, C.S. and her students, I acknowledge a life-long memory and joy, for the just...

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The Pipe Organ in The Mother Church Extension

The Pipe Organ in The Mother Church Extension

Our object for this month is the great pipe organ in the Extension of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the ten largest organs in the world with 13,384 pipes.

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Calvin Frye’s camera

Calvin Frye’s camera

Learn more about how Calvin Frye’s love for technology and how he used his camera in Mary Baker Eddy’s household.

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