The circulation and use of handwritten or typewritten papers containing copies of articles, letters, or sayings attributed to the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, has decreased to a gratifying extent in the last few years. Yet, the circulation and use of such papers still persists to an extent that is surprising in view of Article IV, Section 1, and Article XXI, Section 3, of our Church Manual.

The authorized literature of Christian Science other than Mrs. Eddy's letters is never in the form of handwritten or typewritten papers. It is always in print, and always bears the name of its publisher. These two facts ought to be generally known, and the knowledge of them should be an effective warning against anything not published by the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy, by her previous publishers, or by The Christian Science Publishing Society.

As regards Mrs. Eddy's letters, nearly all of them have been acquired by The Mother Church and are preserved in its vaults. In a number of instances, donors of her genuine letters have received photostatic or typewritten copies of them for their personal use. Besides such copies, however, there are comparatively few genuine letters from Mary Baker Eddy that could be exhibited or offered for sale.

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Among the Churches
December 24, 1938

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