Accession: L07805
Editorial Title: J.W. Ware to Mary Baker Eddy, December 29, 1875
Author: J.W. Ware  Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy  Daniel H. Spofford 
Scribe: Daniel H. Spofford  J.W. Ware 
Date: December 29, 1875
Manuscript Description: This document includes a handwritten letter by J.W. Ware on Commonwealth Hotel stationery, as well as a list of terms written by Mary Baker Eddy, which includes annotations by J.W. Ware and Daniel H. Spofford.
Archival Note: Spofford appears to be the intended recipient of the terms that Eddy outlines. The date is assigned based on Ware's letter.
Editorial Note: Soon after Eddy's book, Science and Health, was published in October 1875, one of the ways she distributed the book, was to offer some of her students commissions to sell it. She referred to these students as "local agents." For example, a student could make around 33 cents ($7.01 in 2014) on each copy of Science and Health that he or she sold at the retail price of $3.00 ($63.76 in 2014).
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Handshift:Mary Baker Eddy1st State that you cannot work in partnership

2nd that the agreement with the Author has already been broken in two instances (name them) and will be in three at the close of the year that the clause stating two thousand copies were to be sold annually was designed by George and Mrs. Glover to protect the book against the power of a publisher (or Butts & Co of N York) from keeping it out of market and if Mrs Glover does her duty by the book she will take it out of hands that do not sell it and put in those who do

Handshift:Daniel H. SpoffordI hope she will out of mine if I take it

Handshift:J.W. WareIf you wish to keep the book and continue it to the year say so if not let it be so understood and not blame us for taking a bad bargain out of your hands loss of practice &c

[*]Editorial Note: The letter from J.W. Ware to Mary Baker Eddy begins here.

Hotel Vendome
Boston,
29 Dec. 1875.

Madam -

Some time since two ladies called & insisted upon leaving the volume I return to you. I told them it was impossible for me to attend to it; & I so find it. Honesty compels me to repeat what I said to them, that had the statement been condensed I might have read & perhaps understood, but I fail, in what I have read, to understand. If you have discovered a great principle — whatever it is — I trust it may go on to conquest.

Yours truly
J W. Ware
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Handshift:Mary Baker Eddy1st State that you cannot work in partnership

2nd that the agreement with the Author has already been broken in two instances (name them) and will be in three at the close of the year that the clause stating two thousand copies were to be sold annually was signed designed by George and Mrs. Glover to protect the book against the power of a publisher (or Butts & Co of N York) from keeping it out of market and if Mrs Glover does her duty by the book she will take it out of hands that do not sell it and put in those who do

Handshift:Daniel H. SpoffordI hope she will out of mine if I take it

Handshift:J.W. WareIf you wish to keep the book and continue it to the year say so if not let it be so understood and not blame us for taking a bad bargain out of your hands loss of practice oprateAs Written:oprate &c

[*]Editorial Note: The letter from J.W. Ware to Mary Baker Eddy begins here.

Commonwealth Hotel Vendome
Boston,
29 Dec. 1875.

Madam -

Some time since two ladies called & insisted upon leaving the volume I return to you. I told them it was impossible for me to attend to it; & I so find it. Honesty compels me to repeat what I said to them, that had the statement been condensed I might have read & perhaps understood, but I fail, in what I have read, to understand. If you have discovered a great principle — whatever it is — I trust it may go on to conquest.

Yours truly
J W. Ware