From the Collections

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Mary Baker Eddy’s Chocolate Pots

Mary Baker Eddy’s Chocolate Pots

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.

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Mary Baker Eddy’s Horses

Mary Baker Eddy’s Horses

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...

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Daniel’s Answer to the King

Daniel’s Answer to the King

Mary Baker Eddy’s Pleasant View and Chestnut Hill homes were filled with artwork, and pieces with a spiritual message were her favorites.

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Spring Tide at Pleasant View

Spring Tide at Pleasant View

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.

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Mary Baker Eddy’s Copybooks

Mary Baker Eddy’s Copybooks

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).

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Turkey Feather Fan

Turkey Feather Fan

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 …

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“Her rightful place”: Images of Pleasant View

“Her rightful place”: Images of Pleasant View

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...

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Advice to Healers Collection

Advice to Healers Collection

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,...

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Webcast: Revelations — What Scholars Learn from the Mary Baker Eddy Collection

Webcast: Revelations — What Scholars Learn from the Mary Baker Eddy Collection


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.

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