Accession: L04661
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Ellen Latham Clarke, November 26, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Ellen Latham Clarke 
Date: November 26, 1880 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper. Mary Baker Eddy’s signature has been cut from the letter, probably by Ellen Latham Clarke before she presented the letter to The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. A few lines in the body of the letter were cut out as well.
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I have been looking hopefully for a letter from you but understand perfectly the sweet nature of yours that is so unselfish.

I have not heard from your classmate Mr. S. but have had several letters from dear Miss B. And the more she exhibits herself to me the more I love her She seems to me like my child I cannot dissever her from the thought and I feel for you all that Mother love that enjoys more to see you grow in the likeness As Written: likness and image of Christ than from any other source on earth

I have thought several times I would write to you but I am just finishing another class and am so busy it has been difficult for me to do all that I would be glad to do My prayer is alway, God bless and feed my lambsJohn 21:15 ¶So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. John 21:16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. . I never forget you, and love to let my thoughts loose As Written: lose for this enjoyment, when the cares permit.

Under the present circumstances I have thought best to call a meeting of selected students for purposes you can perhaps discern but which had better not be written, — on Wed. of next week. Please come. I have sent for both your class —

Handshift:unknownThey may be here We want you to get here by 7 o. c. P. M. but shall be a little later perhaps in our proceedings

Hoping you are journeying on, gaining the point and path of direct scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science I will close —

Mr. Eddy desires remembrance and I am as Ever most truly

YoursEditorial Note: Signature has been cut out.
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I have been looking hopefully for a letter from you but understand perfectly the sweet nature of yours that is so unselfish.

I have not heard from your classmate Mr. S. but have had several letters from dear Miss B. And the more she exhibits herself to me the more I love her She seems to me like my child I cannot dissever her from the thought and I feel for you all that Mother love that enjoys more to see you growing in the likness Corrected: likeness and image of Christ than from any other source on earth

I have thought several times I would write to you but I am just finishing another class and am so busy it has been difficult for me to do all that I would be glad to do My prayer is alway, God bless and feed my lambsJohn 21:15 ¶So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. John 21:16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. . I never forget you, and love to let my thoughts lose Corrected: loose for this enjoyment, when the cares permit.

Under the present circumstances I have thought best to call a meeting of selected students for purposes you can perhaps discern but which had better not be written, — on Wed. of next week. Please come. I have sent for both your class —

Handshift:unknownThey may be here We want you to get here by 7 o. c. P. M. but shall be a little later perhaps in our proceedings

Hoping you are journeying on, gaining the point and path of direct scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science I will close —

Mr. Eddy desires remembrance and I am as Ever most truly

YoursEditorial Note: Signature has been cut out.