Accession: V03047
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Samuel Putnam Bancroft, December 15, 1874
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Samuel Putnam Bancroft 
Date: December 15, 1874
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy.
Archival Note: This document is a valid copy of F00350. The original letter is in the collection of Longyear Museum.
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I have known a Dr that afterwards led all the practice in the city and he was an M.D. too that told me he had but two patients for the first six weeks and for three months did not make a living A publishing house in Boston told me they were just getting a living out of it and had three years been working up to that. Rome was not built in a day That Publishing house will one day be distinguished. Perseverance and patience accomplishes all things. After two years and a half incessant labor seven days in a week I have now the part of proofreader to take or my bookEditorial Note: Eddy had delivered the manuscript of her book The Science of Life, which she later retitled Science and Health, to the printer on September 5, 1874. She began proofreading it in December 1874. will be spoiled and to go over again the over four hundred pages correcting it; because they have made the plates from proofs in which they made many blunders I have now to count the letters of every word I take out or insert when I make corrections Tired toAs Written:too death, broken down with persecution, no home to rest in, invalids all round me, one, room only etc etc to work in This is my present lot; and you see I have no chance now to help myself even or anybody else I had families that I could send you but for Ingalls conduct I sent them to him and he disgusted them so they will not go to another student

But dear Student: keep on dont give give up the ship I shall not till I sink with it

Lovingly
Teacher

I was going to you today but it is too cold I will come soon as pleasant have a stove in the room for me if I am not there but a week at first I shall need it You knew I do not rush to go house hunting in a new place and I wish you would ask Mr Hitchings to do this and I will pay commissions to any one that will get me a good tenement or suite of rooms with board in or very near I want to be near you when I settle

Again thine
M B G

George has so much to do I cannot ask him to look up a place for me--and you are not situated to do it so I named Mr. H.

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I have known a Dr that afterwards led all the practice in the city and he was an M.D. too that told me he had but two patients for the first six weeks and for three months did not make a living A publishing house in Boston told me they were just getting a living out of it and had three years been working up to that. Rome was not built in a day That Publishing house will one day be distinguished. Perseverance and patience accomplishes all things. After two years and a half incessant labor seven days in a week I have now again the part of proofreader to take or my bookEditorial Note: Eddy had delivered the manuscript of her book The Science of Life, which she later retitled Science and Health, to the printer on September 5, 1874. She began proofreading it in December 1874. will be spoiled and to go over again the over four hundred pages correcting it; and because they have made the plates from proofs in which they made many blunders I have now to count the letters of every word I take out or insert when I make corrections fo Tired tooCorrected:to death, broken down with persecution, no home to rest in, invalids all round me, one, room only etc etc to work in This is my present lot; and you see I have no chance now to help myself even or anybody else I had families that I could send you but for Ingalls conduct I sent them to him and he disgusted them so they will not go to another student

But dear Student: keep on dont give give up the ship I shall not till I sink with it

Lovingly
Teacher

I was going to you today but it is too cold I will come soon as pleasant have a stove in the room for me if I am not there but a week at first I shall need it You knew I do not rush to go house hunting in a new place and I wish you would ask Mr Hitchings to do this and I will pay commissions to any one that will get me a good tenement or suite of rooms with board in or very near I want to be near you when I settle

Again thine
M B G

George has so much to do I cannot ask him to look up a [?] Unclear or illegible House place for me--and you are not situated to do it so I named Mr. H.