Accession: 137.23.016
Editorial Title: Dell S. Atkinson to Mary Baker Eddy, December 21, 1879
Author: Dell S. Atkinson 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: December 21, 1879
Manuscript Description: Handwritten on lined paper by Dell S. Atkinson from Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Editorial Note: Atkinson comments on Mary Baker Eddy's move to Boston and feels she will like Boston better than if she had moved out West. (Eddy had been planning to move to Cincinnati). Eddy will also be closer to some of her students in Boston. Atkinson comments on the winter weather in Boston and recalls how the wind would whistle around the corner on Boylston Street. She writes of the activities of her father, Benjamin F. Atkinson.
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Dear Mrs Eddy.

We were much pleased to receive a few lines from you a short time ago and they deserved a much more prompt reply, but you who are ever ready to over look shortcomings will, I feel sure, pardon the negligence.

I can't but feel that you will like Boston better than you would have liked the WestEditorial Note: At this time, Mary Baker Eddy had been considering a move to Cincinnati, Ohio., and am glad that you are pleasantly situated so near your student Mrs. Frothingham. What a very pleasant month this has been! but today we having a little foretaste of the winter to come.

It is quite cold here, such days as this remind me always of Boston, and of how the wind used to whistle around the corner of Boylston Street. That must be about as cold as any part of Boston.

There are many things to remind me of the pleasant winter I spent in Boston, and I should enjoy another one there, but in this dream of life in matter I often find that we have to accommodate our mind to things instead of things to our mind.

My father is engaged in business that requires all of his time and attention so that he could not accept the Legislative seat offered him this winter. As his business is in Newburyport we shall all make this our home and though we miss here some advantages Boston affords, we are quite contented and have altogether a very pleasant time.

You must have enjoyed having your son with you. What a pity it is that he makes it his home so far from you.

We should be pleased to attend some of your lectures but I do not suppose it will be possible as we shall probably not be in Boston any this winter unless we should go go up on business for our day in which case we shall be very happy to call and see you.

My father received a notice of the meetings to be held in Boston from Miss Brown but he was very busy when he received it and in fact, has been ever since, so it is quite likely he may not have acknowledged the receipt should you see Miss Brown may I trouble you to thank her for the kind notice and tell her why it is improbable that we shall be able to meet with you. The hall is in a very nice part of the City, and I should think it would be more convenient than the other was.

My mother wishes you to accept this in reply to the letter which was directed to her but which we all shared.

Please remember us to your husband also to Mrs. Frothingham. We shall be pleased to see you at Newburyport whenever it is convenient for you to visit us.

With kind wishes and "A Merry Christmas" from all I am

Yours sincerely
Dell S. Atkinson
P.O. Box 428
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Dear Mrs Eddy.

We were much pleased to receive a few lines from you a short time ago and they deserved a much more prompt reply, but you who are ever ready to over look shortcomings will, I feel sure, pardon the negligence.

I can't but feel that you will like Boston better than you would have liked the WestEditorial Note: At this time, Mary Baker Eddy had been considering a move to Cincinnati, Ohio., and am glad that you are pleasantly situated so near your student Mrs. Frothingham. What a very pleasant month this has been! but today we having a little foretaste of the winter to come.

It is quite cold here, such days as this remind me always of Boston, and of how the wind used to whistle around the corner of Boylston Street. That must be about as cold as any part of Boston.

There are many things to remind me of the pleasant winter I spent in Boston, and I should enjoy another one there, but in this dream of life in matter I often find that we have to accommodate our mind to things instead of things to our mind.

My father is engaged in business that requires all of his time and attention so that he could not accept the Legislative seat offered him this winter. As his business is in Newburyport we shall all make this our home and though we miss here some advantages Boston affords, we are quite contented and have altogether a very pleasant time.

You must have enjoyed having your son with you. What a pity it is that he makes it his home so far from you.

We should be pleased to attend some of your lectures but I do not suppose it will be possible as we shall probably not be in Boston any this winter unless we should go go up on business for our day in which case we shall be very happy to call and see you.

My father received a notice of the meetings to be held in Boston from Miss Brown but he was very busy when he received it and in fact, has been ever since, so it is quite likely he may not have acknowledged the receipt should you see Miss Brown may I trouble you to thank her for the kind notice and tell her why it is improbable that we shall be able to meet with you. The hall is in a very nice part of the City, and I should think it would be more convenient than the other was.

My mother wishes you to accept this in reply to the letter which was directed to her but which we all shared.

Please remember us to your husband also to Mrs. Frothingham. We shall be pleased to see you at Newburyport whenever it is convenient for you to visit us.

With kind wishes and "A Merry Christmas" from all I am

Yours sincerely
Dell S. Atkinson
P.O. Box 428