From the Collections
Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.
What is “The Christian Science Banner”?
To best answer this question, we can point you toward an article in the Christian Science Journal that examines the Manual By-laws on Church music.
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...
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.
Minnie Weygandt was Mary Baker Eddy’s cook, and served at her home, Pleasant View in Concord, NH, from 1899 to 1907.
A look at events surrounding the publication of Mary Baker Eddy’s landmark book on Christian healing.
Representative of the hopefulness and enthusiasm that characterized many of the pre-World War I peace movements in America, this item is displayed on the wall on the second floor by our Press Gallery exhibit.
Mary Baker Eddy displayed a small replica of the Liberty Bell in her home. Where did it come from, and why was it important to her?
This month’s objects—Mary Baker Eddy’s calling cards and business cards—played a small role in helping to open doors so she could open minds.