From the Collections
Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.
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.
The story behind the photo of Adam Dickey with Spike the squirrel.
Our object for this month is the great pipe organ in the Extension of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the ten largest organs in the world with 13,384 pipes.
Read the story behind one of the most dramatic paintings that Mary Baker Eddy owned.
Learn more about how Calvin Frye’s love for technology and how he used his camera in Mary Baker Eddy’s household.
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.
This student of Mary Baker Eddy achieved good despite his checkered past.
Learn why several selections meant so much to her.
Find out how young people contributed to the construction of The Mother Church.
Read how an early missionary activity developed to serve New York’s seagoing community.
This painting hangs as a symbol of New Hampshire’s regard for a native daughter.