“A Woman of Sound Education” – Mary Baker Eddy’s School Years by Heather Vogel Frederick

This new book from Longyear Museum Press draws on a wide range of sources, including Longyear’s unique collection of Baker family material, in presenting the most up-to-date historical research on the subject of Mary Baker Eddy’s education.

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From her early years in a one-room schoolhouse in Bow, New Hampshire, through the secondary education she pursued when the family moved to Sanbornton, Mary eagerly took advantage of every avenue open to her for learning. She was supported and encouraged throughout by teachers, pastors, tutors, and family members who are highlighted in these pages, along with some of the books and academic subjects that Mary studied. Later, as a life-long champion of education, she contributed generously to schools, colleges, and libraries.

Richly illustrated with historic images and full-color photographs. 

Heather Vogel Frederick is author of Life at 400 Beacon Street: Working in Mary Baker Eddy’s Household, also from Longyear Museum Press, and co-author with Isabel Ferguson of A World More Bright: The Life of Mary Baker Eddy, a recent biography from The Christian Science Publishing Society. She currently works full-time at Longyear Museum, where she heads up the Research and Publications Team.

Paperbound. 80 pages.