Accession: L02552
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Ella M. Hollis, July 9, 1878
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Ella M. Hollis 
Date: July 9, 1878
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in purple ink by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Miss Hollis
Dear Madam,

I did not recall the fact that you allude to in your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. but am pleased to hear from you and should have replied sooner but your letter got mislaid As Written: misslaid and I forgot your address.

You ask me to recommend a student to you that can take your case Enclosed please find a card of one whose Office he has just established in Boston He is a German and is very successful I hope he will cure me You ask if Mr Spofford has proved himself unworthy to heal in ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science I am sorry to be obliged to say that he has and I consider him a dangerous practitioner As Written: practioner.

With my sincerest wishes for your health and happiness I subscribe myself―

Very truly
Mary B. G. Eddy

N. B. If you employ Dr.Editorial Note: Edward J. Arens did not have an MD degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons engaged in various types of “healing arts” were often called “Doctor.” Arens, or in any case, as you have been a patient of Mr. Spofford, I advise you not to name it to one that will tell of it that you are employing, or think of employing another student, for in that case, Spofford might attempt to keep you from gaining under his treatment. He has done so in other cases as the students inform me.

Again Yours

M B G E

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Miss Hollis
Dear Madam,

I did not recall the fact that you allude to in your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. but am pleased to hear from you and should have replied sooner but your letter got misslaid Corrected: mislaid and I forgot your address.

You ask me to recommend a student to you that can take your case Enclosed please find a card of one whose Office he has just established in Boston He is a German and is very successful I hope he will cure me You ask if Mr Spofford has proved himself unworthy to heal in ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science I am sorry to be obliged to say that he has and I consider him a dangerous practioner. Corrected: practitioner

With my sincerest wishes for your health and happiness I subscribe myself―

Very truly
Mary B. G. Eddy

N. B. If you employ Dr.Editorial Note: Edward J. Arens did not have an MD degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons engaged in various types of “healing arts” were often called “Doctor.” Arens, or in any case, as you have been a patient of Mr. Spofford, I advise you not to name it to one that will tell of it that you are employing, or think of employing another student, for in that case, Spofford might attempt to keep you from gaining under his treatment. He has done so in other cases as the students inform me.

Again Yours

M B G E