Accession: F00793
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy testimony notes, September 29, 1879
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: September 29, 1879
Manuscript Description: Handwritten notes of testimony apparently taken during the Barry v. Glover case.
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Called the 23d of Feb for her (Mrs Glover’s congratulations.

(Miss Lucy Allen testimony to be put in

(Mrs Eddy, then Mrs Glover, called.

Mrs. Mary G Eddy. Reside in LynnEditorial Note: Lynn, Massachusetts Lived there 7 years. Physician, since 1864. Plaintif First came to the office in 1870. Had lung complaint and other complaints. First treated him in the Autumn of 1870. Came to pay tuition, and I receipted him in full for $150Editorial Note: $150 in 1870 is the equivalent of $2837.29 in 2015.. Came to talk of the scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science, and proposed to copy my manuscripts As Written: MSS for the class. I thanked him and asked him if I should pay him and he said nothing. He copied for the classes,1871. Copied for 6 students in 1871. Miss Blood copied for me and others. I should think he copied for 3. did not copy for BookEditorial Note: Science and Health in 1871. Commenced writing BookEditorial Note: Science and Health in 1872. 60 pages written during that year. one class he copied for in ”72 of four in number. Plaintiff Paid in 72, my office rent $75.00Editorial Note: $75 in 1872 is the equivalent of $1498.04 in 2015.. Can recollect receiving some stationary from him offered to pay him for it he took pay except in some instances. Then he was say I have brought this MotherEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy. George W. Barry had frequently called Eddy “Mother.” for you. Except a Christmas present, a gold pen. I have but 3 trunks that I can remember of. He was frequently at my house, not of my request, but of his own accord. Except when he was leaving I would invite him to call again.

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He came to me after having copied in the class, and I told him I was going As Written: goin to write my book Science of LifeEditorial Note: The Science of Life was the title Mary Baker Eddy originally intended for her book, Science and Health., and said I would like to copy that for you if I could. You write it in a good hand and I should be pleased to. I asked him how much he would charge me, he said nothing, you never took my full tuition, This was in the winter of “72. We commenced then and wrote a few pages, showed him how to make an interogation pointEditorial Note: interrogation point. An “interrogation point” is another name for a question mark.. Then I arranged what letters or capitals to attach to the names of DeityEditorial Note: In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy gives seven synonyms for God: Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, and Love. See pages 465 and 587 of the current edition.. He made no effort to dictate me. As he grew in copying, he grew a little difficult to control. we got along very well. 1872 he copied 60 pages. Made an agreement in “73 to have him copy it was to have 15 centsEditorial Note: Fifteen cents in 1873 is the equivalent of $3.00 in 2015. , royalty. $2.50Editorial Note: $2.50 in 1873 is the equivalent of $49.93 in 2015. for each book was the price agreed upon. After the book went to press, Mr Barry said it was best to have it copied again as there was some interlineation. He (Mr Barry) asked me if I could do it. I then received two proofs before the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health went into the type, about 400 pages. I did not know when it went into print When he brought the work to me I did not recognize my bookEditorial Note: Science and Health. I commenced the task of counting every letter I took out, and getting a word that would fill just the space of the letters. All he helped me was to mark As Written: marke the typographical errors, He told me to take a red lead pencil and I did, there were ---- errors Said the fault was his, said I ought not to have let it been stereotypedEditorial Note: “Stereotyped,” in printing, means turning the typed manuscript into a metal plate which is then used to print multiple copies of a work. until I had the proof.

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I advised him in regard to his health all this time for 3 years. When he was done copying he asked if he might call as usual twice a week. he continued to until up to the time he wanted to get the deed of my house into his hands. I think it was in the summer. Got through publishing BookEditorial Note: Science and Health in Oct 30 1875. Never received any royalty from him on the BookEditorial Note: Science and Health. In 1872 took two mortages and gave all the money I had 2000Editorial Note: $2,000 in 1872 is the equivalent of $39,947.74 in 2015. apiece. Mr. Bary collected the interest for me. Said he would be glad to. said nothing about compensation.

Went to New Hampshire and when there he went into my rooms and arranged the things, said he Saw Kennedy pick a lock. don’t recollect of his going As Written: goin to Concord but once. He wanted to see Mr AcottEditorial Note: Probably Bronson Alcott. and the town. He told me what a nice visit he had. Mr Bary told me had had paid in $400 and should lose it and wanted me to take the house. I wanted then to take the house, and they would d, agree to it, Property depreciated & I did not want the house. While it was in their hands the house went out of repair. Paid Painters and other bills. They took no share of the house. After I got it in my hands Mr Bary wanted me to give him a deed of it would be in a safe keeping anybody can trump Archivist Estimate  a bill you don’t take an receipts of your students, and they are helping you, it would be safe in my hands. This was in 1875 Mar 30th. 27

He grew imperative, and grew angry. This was in the autumn of 1875. Mortages were signed by Mr Allen and Barry. He would often ask me to take a walk saying to much confinement was bad. Never asked him to walk with him. After the class called me SisterEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” he said he would like to claim the relationship of Mother. In the winter of 1872, he brought me $150Editorial Note: $150 in 1872 is the equivalent of $2,996.08 in 2015. he said he could not feel justified in keeping it, I had done him so much good. I refused to take it, and he took it home & sent it to me. When I next saw him told him I would take $100Editorial Note: $100 in 1872 is the equivalent of $1997.39 in 2015. pay him $25Editorial Note: $25 in 1872 is the equivalent of $499.35 in 2015. for the rent he had paid & give him another $25Editorial Note: $25 in 1872 is the equivalent of $499.35 in 2015. I did this. He never suggested to me that I was indebted to him on the contrary he thanked me. When his family was sick I doctored themEditorial Note: When Mary Baker Eddy says she doctored people, it is a reference to giving them Christian Science treatment through prayer. and asked no pay. I have been offered $50.00 a visit and $1000 for a weeks visits. He walked to Boston and back on a wager with a friend, after he had been my patient a short time. I offered to pay him and he always refused me. He called me to doctor his familyEditorial Note: When Mary Baker Eddy says she doctored people, it is a reference to giving them Christian Science treatment through prayer.. I gave him counsel, he had an insane grandfather and a Sister who had chronic rheumatism. He may have carried up coal, but do not remember it.

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Called the 23d of Feb for her (Mrs Congratulation Glover’s congratulations.

(Miss Lucy Allen testimony to be put in

(Mrs Eddy, then Mrs Glover, called.

Mrs. Mary Baker G Eddy. Reside in LynnEditorial Note: Lynn, Massachusetts Lived there 7 years. Physician, since 1864. W Plaintif First came to the office in 1870. Had lung disease complaint and other complaints. First treated him in the Autumn of 1870. Came to pay tuition, and I receipted him in full for $150Editorial Note: $150 in 1870 is the equivalent of $2837.29 in 2015.. Came to talk of the scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science, and proposed to copy my MSS Corrected: manuscripts for the class. I thanked him and asked him if I should pay him and he said nothing. He copied for the classes,1871. Copied for 6 students in 1871. Miss Blood copied for me and others. I should think he copied for 3. did not copy for BookEditorial Note: Science and Health in 1871. Commenced writing BookEditorial Note: Science and Health in 1872. 60 pages written during that year. one class he copied for in ”72 of four in number. Plaintiff Paid in 72, my office rent $75.00Editorial Note: $75 in 1872 is the equivalent of $1498.04 in 2015.. Can recollect receiving some stationary from him offered to pay him for it he took pay except in some instances. Then he was say I have brought this MotherEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy. George W. Barry had frequently called Eddy “Mother.” for you. Except a Christmas present, a gold pen. I have but 3 trunks that I can remember of. He was frequently at my house, not of my request, but of his own accord. Except when he was leaving I would call invite him to call again.

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He came to me after having copied in the class, and I told him I was goin Corrected: going to write my book Science of LifeEditorial Note: The Science of Life was the title Mary Baker Eddy originally intended for her book, Science and Health., and said I would like to copy that for you if I could. You write it in a good hand and I should be pleased to. I asked him how much he would charge me, he said nothing, you never took my full tuition, This was in the winter of “72. We commenced then and wrote a few pages, showed him how to make an interogation pointEditorial Note: interrogation point. An “interrogation point” is another name for a question mark.. Then I arranged what letters or capitals to attach to the names of DeityEditorial Note: In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy gives seven synonyms for God: Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, and Love. See pages 465 and 587 of the current edition.. He made no effort to dictate me. As he grew in copying, t he grew a little difficult to control. we got along very well. 1872 he copied 60 pages. Made an agreement in “73 to have him copy it He was to have 15 centsEditorial Note: Fifteen cents in 1873 is the equivalent of $3.00 in 2015. for copying, royalty. $2.50Editorial Note: $2.50 in 1873 is the equivalent of $49.93 in 2015. for each book was the price agreed upon. After the book went to press, Mr Barry said it was best to have it copied again as there was some interlineation. He (Mr Barry) asked me if I could do it. I then received two proofs before the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health went into the type, about 400 pages. I did not know when it went into print When he brought the work to me I did not recognize my bookEditorial Note: Science and Health. I commenced the task of counting every letter I took out, and getting a word that would fill just the space of the letters. All he helped me was to marke Corrected: mark the typographical errors, I He told me to take a red lead pencil and I did, there were ---- errors Said the fault was his, said I ought not to have let it been stereotypedEditorial Note: “Stereotyped,” in printing, means turning the typed manuscript into a metal plate which is then used to print multiple copies of a work. until I had the proof.

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I advised him in regard to his health all this time for 3 years. When he was done copying he asked if he might call as usual twice a week. he continued to until up to the time he wanted to get the deed of my house into his hands. I think it was in the summer. Got through publishing BookEditorial Note: Science and Health in Oct 30 1875. Never received any royalty from him on the BookEditorial Note: Science and Health. In 1872 took two mortages and gave all the money I had 2000Editorial Note: $2,000 in 1872 is the equivalent of $39,947.74 in 2015. apiece. Mr. Bary collected the interest for me. Said he would be glad to. said nothing about compensation.

Went to New Hampshire and when there he went into my rooms and arranged the things, said he Saw Kennedy pick a lock. don’t recollect of his goin Corrected: going to Concord but once. He wanted to see Mr AcottEditorial Note: Probably Bronson Alcott. and the town. He told me what a nice visit he had. Mr Bary told me had had paid in $400 and should lose it and wanted me to take the house. I wanted then to take the house, and they would d, agree to it, Property depreciated and & I did not want the house. While it was in their hands the house went out of repair. Paid Painters and other bills. They took no share of the house. After I got it in my hands Mr Bary wanted me to give him a deed of it would be in a safe keeping anybody can trump Archivist Estimate  a bill you don’t take an receipts of your students, and they are helping you, it would be safe in my hands. This was in 1875 Mar 30th. 27

He grew imperative, and grew angry. This was in the autumn of 1875. Mortages were signed by Mr Allen and Barry. He would often ask me to take a walk saying to much confinement was bad. Never asked him to walk with him. After the class called me SisterEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” he said he would like to claim the relationship of Mother. In the winter of 1872, he brought me $150Editorial Note: $150 in 1872 is the equivalent of $2,996.08 in 2015. he said he could not feel justified in keeping it, I had done him so much good. I refused to take it, and he took it home & sent it to me. When I next saw him told him I would take $100Editorial Note: $100 in 1872 is the equivalent of $1997.39 in 2015. pay him $25Editorial Note: $25 in 1872 is the equivalent of $499.35 in 2015. for the rent he had paid & give him another $25Editorial Note: $25 in 1872 is the equivalent of $499.35 in 2015. I did this. He never suggested to me that I was indebted to him on the contrary he thanked me. When his family was sick I doctored themEditorial Note: When Mary Baker Eddy says she doctored people, it is a reference to giving them Christian Science treatment through prayer. and asked no pay. I have been offered $50.00 a visit and $1000 for a weeks visits. He walked to Boston and back on a wager with a friend, after he had been my patient a short time. I offered to pay him and he always refused me. He called me to doctor his familyEditorial Note: When Mary Baker Eddy says she doctored people, it is a reference to giving them Christian Science treatment through prayer.. I gave him counsel, he had an insane grandfather and a Sister who had a chronic rheumatism. He may have carried up coal, but do not remember it.