From the Collections
Stories and behind-the-scenes information on the rich holdings of our Library archives.
Long on display in the Christian Science Publishing House, this flag is an artifact with a history. It tells us a great deal about the peace movements active in the United States and Europe during the early twentieth century.
The story of the “Subscription Edition1” began in 1900. William Dana Orcutt, who worked for Mary Baker Eddy’s printers, proposed the publication of a larger and more elaborate edition of Science and Health.
This month’s Object of the Month is a bit unusual—our object is not part of The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s collections. But it is nonetheless one that many visitors to the Boston area with interest in Eddy’s history have seen: The Mary Baker Eddy Memorial at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mary Baker Eddy’s celebrity made her a target for many solicitations. The Book of the Presidents is one interesting example of this. Hundreds of documents in the Library’s collections tell us about the negotiations and discussions; it’s a story with many twists and turns.
Though her church was established in Boston, Massachusetts, Mary Baker Eddy lived the majority of her life in New Hampshire. Thus it seems fitting that The Mary Baker Eddy Library has in its collection nineteenth century maps of two Granite State counties, Belknap and Merrimack.
In the summer of 1906, Mary Baker Eddy began thinking about a revision to her book Pulpit and Press.
On February 15, 1895, one month after the Original Edifice of The Mother Church was completed, Mary Baker Eddy was presented with this beautiful gold scroll…
Eddy was given a Diploma of Honor on October 23, 1907 by the International Books and Paper Exposition in Paris, France.
The history of cartoons in newspapers spans back to the nineteenth century. Since that time, they have been both political and comical.
One of the most ornate volumes in The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s collection of books owned by Eddy is Bohemia…
Learn about Eddy’s touching relationship with her youngest granddaughter.
This gold ornament opens a window on Mary Baker Eddy’s brother- and sister-in-law.
An insight into Mary Baker Eddy’s life as a young mother.
Explore a map of the mill city that nurtured the early Christian Science movement.
Check out the story behind colorized photos of Eddy’s cousin and his wife.