Pioneers in Christian Science: Portraits Exhibited in the Museum and Biographical Sketches from the Society’s Collection
Longyear Historical Society, The. Pioneers in Christian Science: Portraits Exhibited in the Museum and Biographical Sketches from the Society’s Collection. Brookline, MA: Longyear Historical Society, 1972.
Pioneers in Christian Science offers researchers of the developing years of early Christian Science a valuable resource. Published in 1972 as an unpaginated loose-leaf binder, it enabled the publisher to provide additional or replacement sheets when they become needed. Each page includes a large portrait and brief biographical sketch of one of the selected 125 early workers associated with Mary Baker Eddy between 1866 and 1910. Not all of them filled the front ranks of the movement, but all contributed significantly to the fulfillment of Eddy’s mission. Names are listed alphabetically, one per page, making an index unnecessary. A few of the most notable names include Joseph Armstrong, Samuel Bancroft, Julia Bartlett, Stephen Chase, Hiram Craft, Adam Dickey, Mary Dunbar, Joseph Eastaman, Asa Eddy, William Ewing, Alfred Farlow, Calvin Frye, Septimus Hanna, Louise Wheatley Cook (Hovnanian), Edward Kimball, Bliss Knapp, Annie Knott, Joseph Mann, Daisette McKenzie, William McKenzie, Archibald McLellan, Sue Harper Mims, James Neal, Carol Norton, William Rathvon, John Salchow, Laura Sargent, Frances Seal, Clifford Smith, Sibyl Wilbur (Stone), Emma Thompson, Martha Wilcox.