Accession: 237AP1.38.012
Editorial Title: Silas J. Sawyer to Mary Baker Eddy, January 21, 1884
Author: Silas J. Sawyer 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: January 21, 1884
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Silas J. Sawyer on lined printed stationery of his dental practice, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Editorial Note: Sawyer and his wife, Jennie Sawyer, have been in Boston to study with Mary Baker Eddy, and they write to her of their return trip to their home in Milwaukee. Sawyer continues by sharing some details of what they have been doing since their return, which he feels is more important. He reports that Fannie M. Silsbee has left for Chicago and that he will follow her shortly. They are going to meet with Bradford Sherman and his family, apparently to set them straight about the harmful influence of Edward J. Arens, as well as to point out the errors in the Shermans' practice of Christian Science. The plan is to try to persuade Martha E. Sherman to take a class in Christian Science from Sawyer and for Bradford Sherman and son, Roger Sherman, to study with Eddy. When the Sawyers were in Boston, Eddy apparently gave them advice in helping Fannie M. Silsbee. In past letters Sawyer has reported to Eddy on Silsbee's shortcomings as well as her zeal for Christian Science. He now tells Eddy how he plans to implement her advice in dealing with Silsbee. Sawyer brings Eddy up to date regarding some of the others in the area who have been interested in Christian Science. William G. Swan, a patient of Fannie M. Silsbee, has died and Sawyer feels sorry for his widow, Jessie L. Swan. Sawyer's patient, Charles M. Briggs, is improving rapidly. Sawyer discusses a few other topics and reports on his progress in leaving his dental practice.
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