1. “Editor’s Notebook,” The Christian Science Journal, December 1889, 461.
  2. Irving Tomlinson, “Mary Baker Eddy: The Woman and the Revelator,” 1932, Reminiscence, 203a.
  3. “Introductory” refers to the way the Lessons were initially constructed. In 1898, Eddy introduced 26 permanent topics for the Bible Lessons.
  4. Mary Baker Eddy to Septimus and Camilla Hanna, 17 June 1893, L04968.
  5. Eddy to the Christian Science Board of Directors, n.d., L00079.
  6. Sometimes in this early period they were referred to as “Sunday School Lessons.”
  7. Eddy to Julia Bartlett, 4 February 1895, L07736.
  8. Eddy to William B. Johnson, 5 February 1897, L09492.
  9. Eddy to Johnson, 5 February 1897, L09492.
  10. Eddy to Board of Directors, 23 February 1901, L00273.
  11. Calvin Frye to William McKenzie, 12 March 1901, L07228.
  12. This letter references a change in procedure that had taken place when in the Deed of Trust organizing The Christian Science Publishing Society, dated January 25, 1898, Eddy stated in its seventh provision that the Society’s Trustees would select members of the Bible Lesson Committee.