From the Collections
Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.
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...
In 1604, a process began that would culminate in the publication of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible in 1611.
This month’s Object of the Month features a printed program from a Communion service preached by Mary Baker Eddy on June 19, 1887.
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.
Like many men and women of their day, Mary Baker Eddy and Calvin A. Frye kept scrapbooks.
Learn about a book of devotional poems that includes extraordinary works dating back to the 1600s.
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...
Mary Baker Eddy was a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln, as were so many of her American contemporaries.
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.