1. Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors), 246; Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896 (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors), 225.
  2. “Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, Founder of Christian Science …” Christian Science Sentinel, 30 July 1910, 947.
  3. See L05141 and L09969.
  4. The article “Signs of the Times” on pages 235–236 of Eddy’s book The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors) recounts a specific incident in which she referred to birthday commemorations as “meaningless.”
  5. Eddy to Helen Nixon, 16 July 1890, L04135.
  6. Eddy to Joseph Armstrong, 15 July 1896, L02789.
  7. Eddy to Elizabeth Webster, Mary M.W. Adams, Ruth B. Ewing, Kate Davidson Kimball and Edward A. Kimball, 16 July 1897, L07460.
  8. Eddy to Alice Sibley, 3 September 1881, L11209.
  9. Eddy to Frank E. Mason, 24 August 1886, L13081.
  10. Bliss Knapp, The Destiny of The Mother Church (Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1991), 43–44.