Allison V. Stewart, C.S.B.

Portrait from life by John Young Hunter. Original Longyear Collection.


ALLISON V. STEWART attended Normal class under the Christian Science Board of Education in 1901, receiving the degree of C.S.B., and was the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Illinois before leaving Chicago for Boston in 1906. In September of that year, he was elected a Trustee of The Christian Science Publishing Society, in December 1907 he succeeded Joseph Armstrong as publisher of Mrs. Eddy’s writings, and in 1908 he was made a member of the Christian Science Board of Directors. During Allison’s 10 years as publisher, he helped produce Mrs. Eddy’s Poems, the German translation of the textbook in 1912, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany in 1913, the Reader’s edition of Science and Health in 1914 (working closely with William Dana Orcutt, Mrs. Eddy’s longtime printer), and in 1915 the Concordance to Mrs. Eddy’s other writings. In 1917, when the Directors resigned all their outside duties to devote their full time to Board work, Allison Stewart resigned as publisher, and the following year he resigned from the Board as well.

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