Mary Baker Eddy Library > Research > Authentications
A variety of writings attributed to Mary Baker Eddy and early Christian Scientists are in circulation. These include essays, articles, prayers, reminiscences, anecdotes, and fragments.
The Library provides information about the authenticity of these writings. In some instances we are able to verify the authorship of documents. At other times we can confirm that they are inauthentic. On occasion the extant information is inconclusive.
Consult the list below to learn about documents that we are frequently asked to authenticate. If you would like more information about a document that is not listed, or would like to suggest an entry, please contact us at or 617-450-7218.
Did Mary Baker Eddy write it? “They that seek me early shall find me”
Aug 23, 2021
Explore the authorship of this nineteenth-century sonnet.
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Did Mary Baker Eddy write it? “Keep your eye single”
Apr 5, 2021
Learn what our archives have to say.
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Did Mary Baker Eddy write it? “Evil is not Power”
Mar 22, 2021
Find out about the authorship of this widely circulated leaflet.
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Did Mary Baker Eddy say it? “Your head is in the stars”
Dec 14, 2020
Find out the source of this anecdote.
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Did Mary Baker Eddy write it? “Law of Reversal”
Sep 14, 2020
Learn about the authenticity of this document.
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