From the Directors

The following is a list of donors of letters written by Mrs. Eddy and her secretaries, which have been received since the last notice acknowledging such gifts was published in the Christian Science Sentinel of February 22, 1930.

It is to be observed that this list of donors contains fifty-one names and that the Sentinel of February 22, 1930, contained forty names. Prior to 1930 there have been five acknowledgments of this kind published in our Sentinel, beginning with the first in the issue of November 17, 1917. In all, these lists have contained the names of approximately four hundred and twenty-three donors.

The Christian Science Board of Directors is most happy to preserve letters written by Mrs. Eddy and her secretaries which, as she herself once wrote, she "would consider it a great impropriety to permit ... to become the subject of traffic." It is gratifying that so many of the recipients or owners of these letters, both Christian Scientists and others, have proceeded along lines which accord with the above statement of Mrs. Eddy, and have presented these valuable letters to be carefully preserved by The Mother Church and to be used for reference by its present and future officers. The process of preservation is described graphically in the biography, "Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait," by Lyman P. Powell. The names of donors follow:

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February 13, 1932

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