1. Robert Peel, Mary Baker Eddy, vol. 1, The Years of Discovery, 2nd ed. (Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 2022 [first published in 1966]).
  2. Fred Hunter, “Robert Peel,” The Independent, 13 January 1992.
  3. Robert Peel, Health and Medicine in the Christian Science Tradition: Principle, Practice, and Challenge (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1988), 120.
  4. Edmund Morgan, The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America (New York: W.W. Norton, 2004), 58. See also Murray G. Murphy, “Perry Miller and American Studies,” American Studies 42, no. 2 (2001).
  5. Peel, “The Intellectual and Literary Development of Mary Baker Eddy,” Dissertation Proposal, no date; in the Robert Peel papers held by his estate, quoted in Thomas C. Johnsen, “Understanding Mary Baker Eddy” (paper presented at the New England American Studies Association conference on “The Tyranny of Facts: Cultural Institutions and the Authority of Evidence,” Boston, April 2002).
  6. James L. Franklin, “Robert Peel, Journalist, Scholar, Author on Christian Science, at 82,” The Boston Globe, 10 January 1992. Peel also became a US citizen in 1940.
  7. Fred Hunter, “Robert Peel,” The Independent, 13 January 1992.
  8. Franklin and Hunter.
  9. Peel, Christian Science: Its Encounter with American Culture, (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1958).
  10. Gillian Gill, Mary Baker Eddy (Reading, Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1998), 581.
  11. Charles Braden, “Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 35, no. 4 (1967), 407.
  12. For a downloadable 80-page annotated chronology of events surrounding Eddy’s life, visit the deep-read page on The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s website.
  13. Peel, Years of Discovery, 180, 338–339.
  14. See, for instance, “From the Papers: Mary Baker Eddy’s convictions on slavery,” 13 September 2021, https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/research/from-the-papers-mary-baker-eddys-convictions-on-slavery/ and Keith McNeil, “Was Mary Baker Eddy an Abolitionist?”, https://prayerfulliving.com/learningcenter/mcneil-LCKM002.html.