1. Mary Baker Eddy to Benjamin F. Butler, 17 August 1861, L02683.
  2. Thavolia Glymph, The Women’s Fight (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 2020), 131.
  3. Eddy to Butler, L02683.
  4. Eddy, Message to The Mother Church for 1902 (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors), 15.
  5. Glover had family in Charleston, including Anna D’Oyle (Glover) Logan, the wife of George William Logan, who became Glover’s business partner in their shared venture to capitalize on the recently passed “Act for Rebuilding the City of Charleston,” which was ratified by the South Carolina General Assembly on June 1, 1838. The Act allowed for state-issued bonds to provide construction loans, on the condition that the buildings built with the funds should be made of brick or stone. See “An Act for Rebuilding the City of Charleston,” South Carolina General Assembly, June 1, 1838.
  6. There is some debate as to whether the Glovers actually resided at 51 Hasell street. Ernest Shealy presented a chain-of-title research report on the property, explaining that there were two mortgages on the property in 1840, first to George Olney and then to John S. Jones. The mortgage to Jones stated that George Glover would be allowed to continue to occupy the site, but according to records the payments for the original mortgage to Olney were not kept up and the property was sold at auction to Jones for $3,150. It is not clear whether Jones continued to allow the Glovers to live at the property after he purchased it. Biographer Jewel Spangler Smaus concluded that Glover built 51 Hasell Street, and while city directories list him as residing on the corner of Wentworth and East Bay streets, Smaus argued that this was probably the lumber yard of his business, because of its proximity to the water. Smaus observed that the lease of 51 Hasell Street in 1840 (before the Glovers’ marriage) would seem to have made the couple’s residence there impossible. But she concluded that, because Glover continued paying mortgage payments on the property until his death (and it was the only property under mortgage by him at the time of his marriage), this was likely where the couple resided. See property File “51 Hasell Street (Glover House/Mary Baker Eddy House)” HASELL.051.1, Historic Charleston Foundation, Margaretta Childs Archives, Charleston, South Carolina.
  7. Glover probably arrived in the city of Charleston around the end of May 1838, having left Boston on the Mohawk on May 15. Charleston Mercury, Charleston, South Carolina, 15 May 1838; The Southern Patriot, Charleston, South Carolina, 14 May 1838.
  8. The blaze began on the evening of April 27, in a shed on the corner of King and Beresford streets. By 10:00 that evening it had crossed King Street moving east. At midnight it was raging down the south side of Market Street, and by 2:30 the next morning it had burned the public markets, as far as Church Street, and all the buildings on the south side of Market Street. http://www.halseymap.com/flash/window.asp?HMID=48
  9. Glover wrote to his father about his business ventures on July 30, 1839. Mary Baker Library collections, Subject File 118.
  10. Charleston Mercury, 29 January 1844, 3.
  11. Charleston Mercury, 1 January 1844, 2.
  12. Charleston Mercury, 29 January 1844, 3.
  13. Charleston Mercury, 29 January 1844, 3.
  14. Charleston Mercury, 29 January 1844, 3.
  15. Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts, Dennmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy (New York: The New Press, 2018), 17–18.
  16. Charleston Mercury, 29 January 1844, 3.
  17. Kytle and Roberts, Dennmark Vesey’s Garden, 17–18.
  18. Kytle and Roberts, Dennmark Vesey’s Garden, 17–18.
  19. Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors), 312, 329–331.