From the Collections
Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.
It is not known for certain if Mary Baker Eddy consumed chocolate in solid forms, but there is ample evidence that Eddy and members of her household drank cocoa.
Mary Baker Eddy was an avid reader, and in fact it was this love of reading that her father linked to her frail health.
August Mann (left) and Calvin Frye (right) driving Prince and Duke at Eddy’s Pleasant View Home, P06537 From a very young age, Mary Baker Eddy loved horses. Years later she recalled calming her father’s work horses as a child, and always found the quiet, gentle...
July 16, 1910, was Mary Baker Eddy’s 89th birthday. That morning two of the trustees of Eddy’s estate, Archibald McLellan and Irving Tomlinson…
Mary Baker Eddy’s Pleasant View and Chestnut Hill homes were filled with artwork, and pieces with a spiritual message were her favorites.
Springtime in New England is a season of change. It begins with icy cold, proceeds to rain and mud, and finally—blooms with greenery and flowers.
Found among the pieces in the jewelry collection linked to Mary Baker Eddy are three nineteenth-century cameos.
Copybooks were frequently used in the first half of the nineteenth century. The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that they are books in which “copies are written or printed for pupils to imitate” (1971 printing).
Many of us enjoy sharing good food with family and friends, and Mary Baker Eddy was no different.
A student of Mary Baker Eddy once commented, “Mrs. Eddy seemed to care little for the large or expensive presents given her by her followers, but she called …
Hand tinted photograph of Pleasant View, home and gardens, post-1895 (P06829). Courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Library When Mary Baker Eddy was living at a house on North State Street in Concord, New Hampshire, she discovered what would become her home for the next 16...
Selected letters by Mary Baker Eddy from the Library’s collection are available for purchase. They shed light on Mary Baker Eddy’s own spiritual growth, her loving care and counsel to students, as well as on her spiritual insights and healing ideas.Advice to Healers,...
Dr. David Holland, a Research Fellow at The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Associate Professor of North American Religious History at the Harvard Divinity School, and Mike Davis, Senior Researcher at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, held an online audiocast discussion, with questions from the public, on how The Mary Baker Eddy Library collections are bringing about new understanding of Mary Baker Eddy.
Mary Baker Eddy treasured this framed photograph of her grandson George W. Glover III, which she kept on display in her living room.
To commemorate the publication of the Emancipation Proclamation, artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830-1900) sought to depict President Lincoln reading it to his cabinet in September 1862.