Accession: 304.43.003
Editorial Title: Caroline D. Noyes to Mary Baker Eddy, December 19, 1883
Author: Caroline D. Noyes 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: December 19, 1883
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Caroline D. Noyes on embossed lined paper from Chicago, Illinois.
Editorial Note: Noyes has been attempting to locate a newspaper article that Mary Baker Eddy is interested in. After checking at the Chicago Tribune and exploring other avenues, Noyes reports to Eddy in this letter that she has been unable to locate it. Eddy had apparently told Noyes that Edward J. Arens had visited Chicago, and Noyes says she is unaware of his visit and other Christian Scientists she knows in Chicago have also not heard of it. One person who might know of the visit is E. S. Coursen, who studied with Charles Osgood. But Noyes does not know Coursen. She also seems to be responding to a question from Eddy about Clara Choate's possible visit and says that, as she does not know the purpose of the visit (healing, lecturing or teaching), she cannot comment on whether or not it is a good idea for her to come. Noyes comments that good workers are needed everywhere to advance the Cause of Christian Science, but what is most needed are good healers. She writes: "Cures are the most convincing arguments. I find the People here are not inclined to take much notice of... words...." One problem that Noyes has encountered is that some people feel that Bradford Sherman is the only true practitioner of Christian Science, and they don't understand that all Christian Scientists give the same kind of treatment through prayer. Noyes and "Miss Brown" are no longer practicing together, and this seems to be a better arrangement for both of them. Noyes speaks of being healed of symptoms of typhoid fever and also of visions of seeing her own corpse. These challenges were healed after she realized they were attacks of evil and mesmerism. Noyes concludes her letter by asking if Eddy gives graduates of her classes diplomas and if the initials "C.S." can be used by any Christian Science healer, or if they should be used only by those who have studied with Eddy. Noyes wishes she had studied with Eddy, as she regards Eddy as the most remarkable woman in the world.
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