If you would enjoy reading any of the following reminiscences that are available in the Longyear library, but don't live close enough to the Museum to do so, please consider our Interlibrary Loan program.
Copying and taking notes from unpublished reminiscences are not allowed, as these materials are bound by various legal restrictions.
The books, manuscripts, pamphlets, and periodicals in the Library are made available so that those who are interested may learn more about the history of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science, and about her students.
When reading the manuscripts or reminiscences of the early workers, it should be remembered that some were written many years after the events described. They are accurate only according to each student's recollections and personal knowledge of events. There may be conflicting views or information in the various accounts of the same event. It is for this reason, and others, that we do not allow copying in the Library. We have not edited or altered any manuscript, but where there are obvious discrepancies, we have added supplementary information as an endnote or footnote, or have directly inserted necessary explanatory material in the text in square brackets.
We trust you will enjoy these materials and invite you to visit our museum and our historic houses located in Amesbury, Stoughton, Lynn, Chestnut Hill, and Swampscott, Massachusetts, and in Concord, North Groton and Rumney, New Hampshire. Please see Historic Houses for more information.