We get around 100 questions each week in The Mary Baker Eddy Library's Research Room. Most of these are about Mrs. Eddy and the history of Christian Science, and some are about documents that claim to be by Mrs. Eddy or prominent early Christian Scientists.
Readers want to know if a document is truly by the person whose name is on it. Many of these articles/essays/letters have been passed around for years, and we're happy to share what we've found out about their authorship.
One of the most "famous" of these is an article titled "A Treatment for Every Day." It's generally presented as written by Mrs. Eddy and taken from an 1883 issue of the Journal. Usually not a week goes by without our getting questions about it. People often contact us after searching high and low in issues of the Journal from 1883. So here's some of what we've found: