John Wilson
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John Wilson (1828-1903) of John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was responsible for printing the works of Mary Baker Eddy from 1881 until about 1911. The company was founded in Boston in about 1853 by John Wilson (c.1802-1868), a Scottish emigre, and his son John Wilson (1828-1903). The business moved to Cambridge in 1865, initially located on Holyoke Street. In 1879, they took over the business of the failing Welch, Bigelow and Company, and moved to premises in Brattle Square. It was at this time they also adopted the title used by Welch, Bigelow and Company: University Press. John Wilson and Son went into receivership in 1894 and was taken over by local businessmen. John Wilson remained as a director of this new company for a few years and then resigned. His final years appear to have been spent in financial hardship, but Eddy regularly sent checks to Wilson so he could support himself and his family. She did this, without being asked, even though their business relationship had ended.
John Wilson
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John Wilson (1828-1903) of John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was responsible for printing the works of Mary Baker Eddy from 1881 until about 1911. The company was founded in Boston in about 1853 by John Wilson (c.1802-1868), a Scottish emigre, and his son John Wilson (1828-1903). The business moved to Cambridge in 1865, initially located on Holyoke Street. In 1879, they took over the business of the failing Welch, Bigelow and Company, and moved to premises in Brattle Square. It was at this time they also adopted the title used by Welch, Bigelow and Company: University Press. John Wilson and Son went into receivership in 1894 and was taken over by local businessmen. John Wilson remained as a director of this new company for a few years and then resigned. His final years appear to have been spent in financial hardship, but Eddy regularly sent checks to Wilson so he could support himself and his family. She did this, without being asked, even though their business relationship had ended.