The Work of the Publication Committee

The following extracts from the annual reports of the Publication Committees for the States of New York and Pennsylvania for the year 1905, will be of interest as showing the great amount of work required of these Committees. That this work is of great importance to our Cause has been proved by the results obtained in correcting many misstatements which otherwise might have been accepted as true by the casual reader, and these bespeak for the Committees the earnest support and co-operation of the branch churches.

The following figures are taken from the report of the Committee for New York:—

Clippings received at this office, representing all comments, pro and con, on the subject of Christian Science during 1905, and from practically every town in the State, upwards of 2,600; corrections and answers prepared by the Committee and assistants, 550; corrections and answers published by Alfred Farlow, C.S.D., 7; corrections and answers published by Richard P. Verrall, 10; corrections and answers published by H. Cornell Wilson, 228; corrections and answers published by regular assistants, 21; corrections and answers published by other Christian Scientists, 10; original articles written for New York papers by Baker G. Eddy, and published, 6; quotations from, and reprints in State papers of articles by Mrs. Eddy, III; reprints of statements and articles by Mr. Farlow, 17; reprints of articles from Christian Science Sentinel, 15; reprints of letters by this Committee in other States, 8; favorable items published by State papers without request, 93; reports of lectures (published notices not included), 48; letters written in connection with the work, 2,898; circular letters to assistants, in connection with distribution of literature, 693; number of newspapers, periodicals, and pamphlets circulated, 28,017; pamphlets paid for and on hand in addition to above, for use as occasion arises ("Critic Answered" and "Christian Science Journal"), 1,600.

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February 3, 1906

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