Proceedings in Equity 1919–1921 Concerning Deed of Trust of January 25, 1898
Christian Science Publishing Society, The. Proceedings in Equity 1919–1921 Concerning Deed of Trust of January 25, 1898. Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1921.
This historically important book (available through the Mary Baker Eddy Library) records the court transcripts in their entirety of what later came to be known as the ‘Great Litigation’ between the Trustees of the 1898 Deed of Trust of the Christian Science Publishing Society and the Christian Science Board of Directors. This work is a book version (about 1,200 pages) of The Christian Science Monitor’s daily reporting of the hearings on the Bill in Equity, as transcribed from the notes of the official stenographer. The book includes the arguments of counsel before the Special Master and the final arguments before the Full Bench of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Also included are the Master’s Report, the hearing on extension of time for exceptions, the arguments on exceptions to the Master’s Report, the hearing on the Motion to Intervene, the Attorney General’s arguments on Motion to Intervene, and the official report of the hearings in the Contempt Citation Proceedings. The principal pleadings—in the case of John Dittemore (former Director of The Mother Church) vs. Dickey et al. (the Christian Science Board of Directors of the time), and the Plan of Properties and List of Deeds—are also included.
See also annotation:
“Report to the Members of The Mother Church” by the Committee on General Welfare
Annotations related by category:
- Availability: Library or Purchase
- Controversy: Great Litigation
- Official Christian Science Publication: Yes
- Organizations: The First Church of Christ, Scientist
- People: Dickey, Adam
- People: Dittemore, John V.
- People: Eddy, Mary Baker
- Publication Date: 1911-1955
- Resource Types: Book
- Subjects: Christian Science History after 1910
- Subjects: Church Manual, Governance, Leadership
- Subjects: Legal and Constitutional Issues