Accession: 509Z.56.002
Editorial Title: Abbie K. Whiting to Mary Baker Eddy, March 24, 1882
Author: Abbie K. Whiting 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: March 24, 1882
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Abbie K. Whiting on lined paper from Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Editorial Note: Whiting says she is coming to Mary Baker Eddy in this letter, not with joy, but with a sad and heavy heart. Eddy had told her that when she is in trouble, she could come to Eddy for advice. Whiting reminds Eddy that she had asked Whiting to treat "little Miss P." for insanity. Whiting says that the patient is manifesting symptoms of mental illness, but the main problem is that she is also manifesting symptoms of pregnancy. Whiting wants to know if she is really pregnant or if mortal mind can create an illusion of pregnancy as a manifestation of insanity. Miss P. believes she has sinned against the Holy Ghost and is suffering and thinks she should resign her membership in the Christian Scientist Association. Miss P.'s father is also very concerned about the situation and reports that her grandmother also suffered from mental illness. Whiting is enclosing a letter from Miss P. (not extant) so that Eddy can get a better sense of where Miss P.'s thought is. Whiting reiterates that she greatly desires Eddy's advice about this case.
Final Edits
Original Document

509Z.56.002
-

This document has not yet been transcribed. Please see the scan of the original to read.

509Z.56.002
-

This document has not yet been transcribed. Please see the scan of the original to read.