Accession: L07816
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Daniel H. Spofford, April 14, 1877
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Daniel H. Spofford 
Date: April 14, 1877 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy.
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CosmopoliteAs Written:Cosmopolete

My Dear Student,

Yours of the 12th instEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. received duly, and I hasten to reply. First, I will consider the arrangement for embellishing the BookEditorial Note: The second edition of Science and Health.. I had fixed on the picture of Jesus and a sick man the hand of the former outstretched to him as in rebuke of the disease; or waves and an arkEditorial Note: The second edition of Science and Health has an ark on its cover and is sometimes called the "Ark Edition.".

The last will cost less I conclude, and do as well. No rainbow can be made to look right except in colors and that cannot be conveniently arranged in gilt

Now for the printing - Would 480 pages include the Key to ScripturesEditorial Note: A Key to the Scriptures was not added to Science and Health until the Sixth Edition, published in 1883. and the entire work as it now is? The book entitled Science and Health is to embrace the chap on Physiology all the same as if this chap was not compiled in a separate volume; perhaps you so understand it.

If the cost is what you stated, I advise you to accept the terms for I am confident in the sale of two editions more there can be a net income over and above it all. If I get my health again I can make a large demand for the BookEditorial Note: Science and Health for I shall lecture and this will sell one edition of a thousand copies (if I can stand it)

I am better, some. One circumstance I will name. The night before I left, and before I wrote you those fragments, Miss Brown went into convulsions from a chemicalEditorial Note: This refers to "chemicalization," a term Eddy used to refer to a temporary stirring up of symptoms or process of "fermentation" as errors of various types are being destroyed., was not expected to live, but came out of it saying she felt perfectly well and as well as before the injury supposed to have been received. I thought at that time if she was not "born again" the Mother would die in her labors.

O! how little my students can know what it all costs me. Now I thank you for relieving me a little in the other case, please see her twice a week; in healing you are benefitingAs Written:benefitting yourself, in teaching you are benefitingAs Written:benefitting others. I would not advise you to change business at present the rolling stone gathers no mossEditorial Note: This "old saying" has been attributed to various sources and has appeared in various forms. As Eddy uses it here, it would appear that she felt the stone gathering "moss" is desirable.; persevere in one line and you can do much more than to continually scatter your fire; try to get students into the field as practitioners As Written: practioners and their healing will sell the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health and introduce the science more than aught but my lecturing can do. Send the name of any you can get to study for the purpose of practicing and in six months or thereabouts we will have them in the field helping you. If you have ears to hearMatt 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Mark 11:15 ¶And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; you will understand. Send all letters to Boston P.O. Gilbert will forward them to me at present

Now for the writings you named. I will make an agreement with you to publish the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health the three years from the time you took it and have twenty-five percent royalty paid me; at the end of this period we will make other arrangements or agreements or continue those we have made just as the Spirit shall direct me. I feel this is the best thing for the present to decide upon.

During these years we will have a treasurer such as we shall agree upon and the funds deposited in his or her hands and drawn for specified purposes, at the end of these three years if we dissolve partnership the surplus amount shall be equally divided between us; and this is the best I can do All the years I have expended on that bookEditorial Note: Science and Health, the labor I am still performing, and all I have done for students and the cause gratuitously entitle me to some income now that I am unable to work. But as it is I have none and instead am sued for $2700!Editorial Note: This is a reference to George Barry's lawsuit against Eddy. $2700 in 1877 is the equivalent of $60,654.49 in 2015. - for what? for just this, that I have allowed my students to think I have no rights, and they can not wrong me!

May God open their eyes at length.

If you conclude not to carry the work forward on the terms named, it will have to go out of edition as I can do no more for it, and I believe this hour is to try my students who think they have the cause at heart and see if it be so. My husband is giving all his time and means to help me up from the depths in which these students plunge me and this is all he can do at present. Please write soon

As Ever
Mary

Send me the two books that are corrected, just as soon as you can, and I with Gilbert will read them

Please tell me if you are going to have the chap on Physiology in a book by itself that I may get the preface ready as soon as I am able?

I do nothing else when I have a day I can work. Will send you the final corrections soon

Think of me when you feel strong and well only, and think only of me as well

Ever yrs in

Truth Mary

over

The conditions I have named to you I think are just. I gave three years and more to offset As Written: offsett the capital you put into printing and if at the end of three years we dissolve partnership I shall assume your debts named in the agreement with Barry on the terms of payment stated in that original agreement. without doubt Now dear student you can work as your teacher has done before you, unselfishly, as you wish to and gain the reward of such labor; mean time you can be fitting yourself for a higher place of action and its reward. Again M.

Cure Miss Norman take up her belief regarding her head She would practice

Handshift:Daniel H. SpoffordPost marked Fair Haven ConnEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy were at this time staying as guests of Asa Gilbert Eddy's brother, Washington Eddy, in Fair Haven, Connecticut. April 19 recd at Boston April 20, 1877 - 8 pages

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CosmopoleteCorrected:Cosmopolite

My Dear Student,

Yours of the 12th instEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. received duly, and I hasten to reply. First, I will consider the arrangement for embellishing the BookEditorial Note: The second edition of Science and Health.. I had fixed on the picture of Jesus and a sick man the hand of the former outstretched to him as in rebuke of the disease; or waves and an arkEditorial Note: The second edition of Science and Health has an ark on its cover and is sometimes called the "Ark Edition.".

The last will cost less I conclude, and do as well. No rainbow can be made to look right except in colors and that cannot be conveniently arranged in gilt

Now for the printing - Would 480 pages include the Key to ScripturesEditorial Note: A Key to the Scriptures was not added to Science and Health until the Sixth Edition, published in 1883. and the entire work as it now is? The book entitled Science and Health is to embrace the chap on Physiology all the same as if this chap was not compiled in a separate volume; perhaps you so understand it.

If the cost is what you stated, I advise you to accept the terms for I am confident in the sale of two editions more there can be a net income over and above it all. If I get my health again I can make a large demand for the BookEditorial Note: Science and Health for I shall lecture and this will sell one edition of a thousand copies (if I can stand it)

I am better, some. One circumstance I will name. The night before I left, and before I wrote you , those fragments, Miss Brown went into convulsions from a chemicalEditorial Note: This refers to "chemicalization," a term Eddy used to refer to a temporary stirring up of symptoms or process of "fermentation" as errors of various types are being destroyed., was not expected to live, but came out of it saying she felt perfectly well and as well as before the injury supposed to have been received. I thought at that time if she was not "born again" the Mother would die in her labors.

O! how little my students can know what it all costs me. Now I thank you for relieving me a little in the other case, please see her twice a week; in healing you are benefittingCorrected:benefiting yourself, in teaching you are benefittingCorrected:benefiting anothers. I would not advise you to change business at present the rolling stone gathers no mossEditorial Note: This "old saying" has been attributed to various sources and has appeared in various forms. As Eddy uses it here, it would appear that she felt the stone gathering "moss" is desirable.; persevere in one line and you can do much more than to continually scatter your fire; try to get students into the field as practioners Corrected: practitioners and their healing will sell the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health and introduce the science more than aught but my lecturing can do. Send the name of any you can get to study for the purpose of practicing and in six months or thereabouts we will have them in the field helping you. If you have ears to hearMatt 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Mark 11:15 ¶And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; you will understand. Send all letters to Boston P.O. Gilbert will forward them to me at present

Now for the writings you named. I will make an agreement with you to publish the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health the three years from the time you took it and have the same twenty-five percent royalty paid me; that is [?]  Unclear or illegible  at the end of this period we will make other arrangements or agreements or continue those we have made just as the Spirit shall direct me. I feel this is the best thing for the present to decide upon.

During these years we will have a treasurer such as we shall agree upon and the funds deposited in his or her hands and drawn for specified purposes, at the end of these three years if we dissolve partnership the surplus amount shall be equally divided between us; and this is the best I can do All the years I have expended on that bookEditorial Note: Science and Health, all the labor I am still performing, and all I have done for students and the cause gratuitously entitle me to some income now that I am unable to work. But as it is I have none and instead am sued for $2700!Editorial Note: This is a reference to George Barry's lawsuit against Eddy. $2700 in 1877 is the equivalent of $60,654.49 in 2015. - for what? for just this, that I have allowed my students to think I have no rights, and they can not wrong me!

May God open their eyes at length.

If you conclude not to carry the work forward on the terms named, it will have to go out of edition as I can do no more for it, and I believe this hour it is to try my students who think they have the cause at heart and see if it be so. My husband is giving all his time and means to help me up from the depths in which these very students plunge me and this is all he can do at present. Please write soon

As Ever
Mary

Send me the two books that are corrected, just as soon as you can, and I with Gilbert will read them

Please tell me if you are going to have the chap on Physiology in a book by itself that I may get the preface ready as soon as I am able?

I do nothing else when I have a day I can work. Will send you the final corrections soon

Think of me when you feel strong and well only, and think only of me as well

Ever yrs in

Truth Mary

over

The conditions I have named to you I think are just. I give gave three years and more to offsett Corrected: offset the capital you put into printing and if at the end of three years you sell [?]  Unclear or illegible  we dissolve partnership I shall assume your debts named in the agreement with Barry on the terms of payment stated in the that original agreement. without doubt Now dear student you can work as your teacher has done before you, unselfishly, as you wish to and gain the reward of such labor; mean time you can be fitting yourself for a higher missionary place of action and its reward. Again M.

Cure Miss Norman take up her belief regarding her head She would practice

Handshift:Daniel H. SpoffordPost marked Fair Haven ConnEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy were at this time staying as guests of Asa Gilbert Eddy's brother, Washington Eddy, in Fair Haven, Connecticut. April 19 recd at Boston April 20, 1877 - 8 pages