Accession: L05666
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Mary Ellis, October 7, 1872
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Mary Ellis 
Date: October 7, 1872
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy in black ink on lined paper.
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My dear friend—
Mrs Ellis,

I have daily thought of you since I saw you but have not been able to leave to run over and make you a call which I have greatly desired to do

You know I warned you of my expected necessity of making a changeEditorial Note: The “change” is Eddy’s leaving the home of Susan Chadwell. She rented a room that fronted on Broad Street in Lynn, two doors from the crossroads where Chestnut becomes Atlantic Street in Lynn. in order to attend more to my business I found this becoming more imperative the longer I stayedAs Written:staid at the old stoppingAs Written:stoping place Constant demands from the sick and calls to see about it took some time and I found this together with the time Mrs. Chadwell wanted of my writing hours, took so great a portion of the hour that the two months I spent there so pleasantly, I had not done as much as in the prior two weeks

There was no chimney in my room so when the cold weather approached and she was about to arrange the house to make me comfortable she put it off until I had a severe cold and was nearly sick

This gave me a fair opportunity to tell her she had better not make alterations as I could not well wait for them but must go into winter quarters at once, and return again to her with the birds and blossoms

She seemed disappointed and yet said I had never given any hope of staying long long and she had not really expected it only had hoped for it

Now dear Mrs Ellis I am still nearer you but have not but one room a pleasant chamber fronting broad street two houses from the head of Chestnut St and Atlantic; hire my rooms and take my meals just across the street, it costs me about eight dollarsEditorial Note: $8.00 in 1872 would be $155.85 in 2014. per week

I cannot now ask you to come and attend the lecture on Thursday eve as my chamber set will not come until Friday I am sadly disappointed

Affectionately
Mary

Mrs. Mary Ellis
Swampscott
Mass.
LYNN MASS Oct 8
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My dear friend—
Mrs Ellis,

I have daily thought of you since I saw you but have not been able to leave to run over and make you a call which I have greatly desired to do

You know I warned you of my expected necessity of making a changeEditorial Note: The “change” is Eddy’s leaving the home of Susan Chadwell. She rented a room that fronted on Broad Street in Lynn, two doors from the crossroads where Chestnut becomes Atlantic Street in Lynn. in order to attend more to my business I found this becoming more imperative the longer I staidCorrected:stayed at the old stopingCorrected:stopping place Constant demands from the sick and calls to see about it took some time and I found this together with the time Mrs. Chadwell wanted of my writing hours, took so great a portion of the hour that the two months I spent there so pleasantly, I had not done as much as in the prior two weeks

There was no chimney in my room so when the cold weather approached and she was about to arrange the house to make me comfortable she put it off until I had a severe cold and was nearly sick

This gave me a fair opportunity to tell her she had better not make alterations as I could not well wait for them but must go into winter quarters at once, and return an again to her with the birds and blossoms

She seemed disappointed and yet said I had never given any hope of staying long long and she had not really expected it only had hoped for it

Now dear Mrs Ellis I am still nearer you but have not but one room a pleasant chamber fronting broad street two houses from the head of Chestnut St and Atlantic; hire my rooms and take my meals just across the street, it costs me about eight dollarsEditorial Note: $8.00 in 1872 would be $155.85 in 2014. per week

I cannot now ask you to come and attend the lecture on Thursday eve as my chamber set has will not come until Friday I am sadly disappointed

Affectionately
Mary

Mrs. Mary Ellis
Swampscott
Mass.
LYNN MASS Oct 8