From the Collections

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

Article XXV, Section 7: “Rule of Conduct”

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...

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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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