Accession: L13943
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Joseph E. Adams, 16 February 1890
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Joseph Adams 
Annotator: Ebenezer J. Foster Eddy  Calvin A. Frye 
Date: February 26, 1890
Manuscript Description: This handwritten letter by Mary Baker Eddy was written on Massachusetts Metaphysical College stationery but the name and address of the College has been crossed out and Concord, N.H., has been written in as its actual place of origin.
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Rev. Joseph Adams
My dear Student

Thanks for your letterEditorial Note: Eddy is referring to Adam’s letter to her dated February 21, 1890, and written from Chicago. He wrote in part: “The favor is this, that you grant me an interview, and if you possibly can, give me one or two hours a day for 3 or 4 days, in which I will submit to you the outlines of my lectures, my mode of teaching, & and you shall judge for yourself as to whether I am propagating anything but unadulterated Christian Science.”. Gladly would I receive you at my home and review your works without the money consideration if I were situated so that I could do it any way. When we meet I will tell you what I am about and you will rejoice with me I know. It is now impossible for me to give one hour to aught but what I have on hand. I have examined your sermons (published) have read your Mag.Editorial Note: The Chicago Christian Scientist. This was a monthly periodical started by Adams in June 1887 while living in Chicago. and am ready to certify publicly or privately that what you write presents the truths of Christian Science with much clearness and Christian fervor.

True I seldom read an article on this subject but has some points that could be amended, somewhat, but this never surprises me. I cannot look for aught else in this age.

The motive you allege for me to examine with you such mss. as you would present, is just the one that would influence me to do it I do wish that I could do so for the hope set before us of one day presenting the unity in our ranks that becomes us, and is inseparable from the true spirit of Christian Science.

Always regard me as your supporter so long as you teach the truths that unite us in Christian bands of fellowship and love. But beloved as my students are by me they have not seen me yet, neither quite known me. A few get me nearer than others, but never on any basis of personality but as I am. I hope Mr. DayEditorial Note: George B. Day, who had studied with Eddy in the same class as Adams in 1886, and who became the pastor of a Christian Science Church established that summer in Chicago. will come out as all true Christians, better for the furnace.

I pray God for my loved ones who are bereft of human help are seeking more earnestly the divine and that He will make you all one in Christ

My tender love to Mrs Adams

Yours in Christian bonds ever the same
Lovingly
M. B. G. Eddy
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Rev. Joseph Adams
My dear Student

Thanks for your letterEditorial Note: Eddy is referring to Adam’s letter to her dated February 21, 1890, and written from Chicago. He wrote in part: “The favor is this, that you grant me an interview, and if you possibly can, give me one or two hours a day for 3 or 4 days, in which I will submit to you the outlines of my lectures, my mode of teaching, & and you shall judge for yourself as to whether I am propagating anything but unadulterated Christian Science.”. Gladly would I receive you at my home and review your works without the money consideration if I were situated so that I could do it any way. When we meet I will tell you what I am about and you will rejoice with me I know. It is now impossible for me to give one hour to aught but what I have on hand. I have examined your sermons (published) have read your Mag.Editorial Note: The Chicago Christian Scientist. This was a monthly periodical started by Adams in June 1887 while living in Chicago. and am ready to certify publicly or privately that what you write presents the truths of Christian Science with much clearness and Christian fervor.

True I seldom read an article on this subject but has some points that could be amended, somewhat, but this never surprises me. I cannot look for aught else in this age.

The motive you allege for me to examine with you such mss. as you would present, is just the one that would influence me to do it I do wish that I could do so for the hope set before us of one day presenting the unity in our ranks that becomes us, and is inseparable from the true spirit of Christian Science.

Always regard me as your supporter so long as you teach the truths that unite us in Christian bands of fellowship and love. But beloved as my students are by me they have not seen me yet, neither quite known me. A few get me nearer than others, but never on any basis of personality but as I am. I hope Mr. DayEditorial Note: George B. Day, who had studied with Eddy in the same class as Adams in 1886, and who became the pastor of a Christian Science Church established that summer in Chicago. will come out as all true Christians, better for the furnace.

I pray God for my loved ones who are bereft of human help are seeking more earnestly the divine any christian props and that He will make you all one in Christ

My tender love to Mrs Adams

Yours in Christian bonds ever the same
Lovingly
M. B. G. Eddy