1. Mary Lee Gough Nay, “Your Lesson-Sermons and You,” Christian Science Sentinel, 9 July 1960, 1224–1225. Nay had delivered this talk on June 7, at a meeting titled “Your Periodicals and You.”
  2. Founded in 1879, the Church of Christ (Scientist) met at a succession of locations, including Hawthorne and Chickering Halls in Boston. Eddy was ordained pastor of her church in 1881. She sometimes offered the pulpit to her students, usually those who had been Protestant clergy before embracing Christian Science. By 1886 Eddy was indicating that she hoped to appoint one of her students as pastor. See Mary Baker Eddy to Ellen Brown Linscott, 1 January 1886, L12984, https://mbepapers.org/?load=L12984. In 1889 she named Rev. Lanson P. Norcross to this role, when she left Boston and moved to New Hampshire.
  3. On the Papers website, it is possible to explore documents by type, including sermons. From the “Document Selection” menu, choose the category “Type,” and then take a look at documents under the “Sermon” type. You’ll also find sermon-related materials under the “Outline,” “Notes,” and “Order of Services” types as well.
  4. Powered by the growing Protestant Sunday School movement, the International Sunday School Lessons were the basis for youth and adult curricula across denominations.
  5. Eddy to Laura Lathrop, July 1891, L04345.
  6. Eddy to Martha Harris Bogue, 1893, L10741.
  7. Eddy to Julia Field-King, 29 March 1893, F00093.
  8. See “Development of the Quarterly” for a brief chronology.
  9. Eddy to Ruth Ewing, 23 February 1894, L08507. Other letters in our collection between Eddy and Ewing on this topic include the following documents: L08502, L08506, L08510, L08511, and L08512.
  10. Eddy to Ewing, 18 March 1895, L08514. This letter was published in the April 1895 Christian Science Journal, and later adapted and published in Eddy’s Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896. Eddy, “Letter to a Student,” The Christian Science Journal, April 1895, 4; Eddy, “To a Student,” Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors), 158–159.
  11. Eddy to Ewing, L08514.