1. Max Jammer’s Einstein and Religion (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999) does not mention Mary Baker Eddy or Christian Science, perhaps indicating the difficulty of evaluating claims to a connection. Einstein: His life and universe by Walter Isaacson (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006) claims that Hans Albert, Einstein’s oldest son, married a Christian Scientist (p. 400). Isaacson makes no mention of an interest in the religion on the part of Albert Einstein.
  2. Blanche S.W. Carr, The American Mercury, June 1950, 767. Carr had received a letter from a contact named Mrs. Spalding, who stated that a friend had quoted Einstein as having said “… that any woman should have realized about time and space what I know to be true today 70 years ago is truly amazing,” Ames Nowell to George Channing, 29 July 1950, Church Archives.
  3. Helen Dukas to Ames Nowell, 7 July 1950, Church Archives.
  4. Einstein lived in Princeton from 1933 until the time of his death in 1955.
  5. C. Earle Armstrong, Memo Re: Dr. Albert Einstein and Christian Science, 20 January 1970, Church Archives.
  6. William Hermanns, Einstein and the Poet: In Search of the Cosmic Man (Brookline, Massachusetts: Branden Press, Inc., 1983), 59.
  7. Hermanns, Einstein and the Poet, 60.
  8. Elisabeth Bergner to Lee Z. Johnson, 19 January 1971, Subject File, Bergner, Elisabeth. This interaction was highlighted in the 1964 lecture on Christian Science entitled “God, the Great Physician” by Paul Stark Seeley, C.S.B., Church archives, Published lecture file, 15–16.
  9. Nay later worked as an Associate Editor of the Christian Science magazines from 1958 to 1972.
  10. Statement from George Nay re Einstein, 20 October 1970, Subject File, Einstein, Albert.