Accession: 707BP2.84.024
Editorial Title: R. A. Rowley to Mary Baker Eddy, September 4, 1883
Author: R. A. Rowley 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: September 4, 1883
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by R. A. Rowley from Rochester, New York.
Editorial Note: Rowley is replying to a letter (not extant) from Mary Baker Eddy, dated September 2, 1883. Rowley expresses his great desire to study Christian Science with Eddy, but mentions some obstacles. He does not have much money and would have to pay her $300.00 tuition ($7,835.27 in 2016) over time after completing the class. However, he worries about repayment as he hopes to do healing work among the poor after taking class, and he knows they would not be able to pay him. He also mentions that his colleagues in the Christian missionary work he is engaged in would not look favorably on his studying Christian Science and would likely blame his wife, as they feel she has a lot of influence over him. His colleagues already view him as somewhat of a dreamer and an "enthusiast" (someone with intense and visionary Christian views). Rowley writes that he still feels satisfied with his missionary work, however, as he recently met with a former prostitute who had become a Christian after receiving his help. He hopes to hear from Eddy soon about whether or not he should take class with her.
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