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Massachusetts Metaphysical College

The Massachusetts Metaphysical College was founded in 1881 by Mary Baker Eddy in Boston, Massachusetts, to teach her school of Christianly scientific metaphysical healing that she named Christian Science. Eddy records in the preface of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, her chief work on scientific Christian healing, p. xi, that the college was opened, "under the seal of the Commonwealth, of Massachusetts, a law relative to colleges having been passed which enabled her to get this institution chartered for medical purposes." and it was located at 571 Columbus Avenue, Boston. USA. After teaching for almost seven years, Eddy closed this college in 1889 in order to devote herself to the revision of her book, Science and Health, but retained her charter and reopened the College in 1899 as an auxiliary to her Church.

College discussed in the Christian Science textbook

The College's founder, Mary Baker Eddy, in the preface to her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which is the fundamental doctrinal Textbook on Christian Science, outlines a short history of the College as follows:

In 1881, she (Mary Baker Eddy) opened the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in Boston, under the seal of the Commonwealth, a law relative to colleges having been passed, which enabled her to get this institution chartered for medical purposes. No charters were granted to Christian Scientists for such institutions after 1883, and up to that date, hers was the only College of this character which had been established in the United States, where Christian Science was first introduced.

During seven years over four thousand students were taught by the author in this College. Meanwhile she was pastor of the first established Church of Christ, Scientist; President of the first Christian Scientist Association, convening monthly; publisher of her own works; and (for a portion of this time) sole editor and publisher of the Christian Science Journal, the first periodical issued by Christian Scientists. She closed her College, October 29, 1889, in the height of its prosperity with a deep-lying conviction that the next two years of her life should be given to the preparation of the revision of SCIENCE AND HEALTH, which was published in 1891. She retained her charter, and as its President, reopened the College in 1899 as auxiliary to her church.

Mark Twain discusses the College in his book, "Christian Science"

Mark Twain, in his critical and humorous book Christian Science, which was published in January, 1907, mentions an ad run in the Christian Science Journal for September, 1886:

MASSACHUSETTS METAPHYSICAL COLLEGE
REV. MARY BAKER G. EDDY, PRESIDENT
571 Columbus Avenue, Boston

The collegiate course in Christian Science metaphysical healing includes twelve lessons. Tuition, three hundred dollars.

Course in metaphysical obstetrics includes six daily lectures, and is open only to students from this college. Tuition, one hundred dollars.

Class in theology, open (like the above) to graduates, receives six additional lectures on the Scriptures, and summary of the principle and practice of Christian Science, two hundred dollars.

Normal (teachers) class is open to those who have taken the first course at this college; six daily lectures complete the Normal course. Tuition, two hundred dollars.

Presidency passes to Judge Septimus J. Hanna in 1910

Upon Eddy's decease in December 1910, the By-laws of her church stipulated that the vice-president of the College would replace her as the College's President. This person was Judge Septimus J. Hanna who, with his wife, had been early students of Eddy and who occupied more positions of trust in the Christian Science Church than any other individual.

Dittimore list of students taught at the Massachusetts Metaphysical College 1882-1889

While Eddy stated that she taught over 4000 students at her College, she might have actually meant the sum total of all students taught under her authority as president as the College including the thousands of students taught when the College was reopened as an auxiliary to her Church in 1899 under the Church's Board of Education. By that time, other teachers such as Eddy's adopted son, Ebenezer Foster-Eddy, Edward Ancel Kimball and Judge Septimus J. Hanna had taught many subsequent classes. Kimball, for example, himself, taught over 150 classes. By 1889, her Normal (teachers class) students had also been teaching under her authority and under her signed certificates in the US and overseas. In any case, John V. Dittimore, former director and clerk of her Church and later Eddy critic, gives a far shorter list in his fairly negative biography on Eddy published in 1932. His list is probably limited to those students, at the College, personally taught by Eddy alone, until she turned over the teaching to Kimball and Hanna. In Dittemore's book, Mary Baker Eddy - The Truth and the Tradition, Dittemore's appendix lists the following students:

According to Dittemore, Mary Baker Eddy personally taught the following students at the Massachusetts Metaphysical College from 1882-1889:

Primary Course

May 12,1882

  • Mrs. Maria Brown
  • Mrs. George Horne
  • Mrs. Hattie D. Jones
  • Miss Susie M. Lang
  • Mrs. Delia S. Manley
  • Seabury T. Manley
  • Mrs. Mary J. Tucker
  • *
  • *
  • August 16,1882
  • Rev. Charles D. Barbour
  • Mrs. Clara E. Choate
  • George D. Choate
  • Mrs. Sarah J. Crosse
  • Miss Alice Sibley
  • *
  • October 23, 1882
  • Mrs. Mary F. Berry
  • Miss Jennie P. Davis
  • Perley Green
  • Miss Mary B. Mourn
  • Mrs. Amelia Wheeler
  • Mrs. George W. Whiting
  • Mrs. George S. Williams
  • Mrs. Mary E. Wood
  • * *
  • January 22, 1883
  • Mrs. Janet T. Coleman
  • Mrs. Elsie Grosse
  • Edward H. Hammond
  • Edward N. Harris
  • Mrs. Mary E. Harris
  • Alfred Lang
  • Miss Susie M. Lang
  • Mrs. Annie V. C. Leavitt
  • Mrs. Janet Marchant
  • Mrs. (Note 2) Mitchell
  • Mareelus M. Munroe
  • Mrs. (Note 2) Smith
  • *
  • ----- 1883
  • Miss Ellen Brown
  • Richard Palmer
  • Mrs. Alice B. Poole
  • Mrs. Laura A. Rand
  • Mrs. Lydia M. Roaf
  • Mrs. Rose A. Wigglesworth
  • * *
  • ----1883
  • William H. Bradley
  • Solomon W. North
  • Mrs. Thomas Patterson
  • Mrs. Melissa J. Smith
  • Mrs. Mary J. Tucker
  • * *
  • August 20, 1883
  • Mrs. Mary E. Chandler
  • Mrs. Montgomery Hunt
  • Luther M. Marston
  • S. D. Walker
  • Mrs. S. D. Walker
  • * *
  • November 12, 1883
  • Mrs. Rachel Bradley
  • Mrs. L. A. Chipman
  • Mrs. E. P. Clark
  • Miss Kate L. Colby
  • William T. Seaver
  • Miss Hester Varney
  • * *
  • December 27, 1883
  • Albert B. Dorman
  • Mrs. Emma C. Hopkins
  • H. E. Jepson
  • Mrs. H. E. Jepson
  • Mrs. Nellie Morton
  • John M. C. Murphy
  • Mrs. Jennie Sawyer
  • Silas J. Sawyer
  • * *
  • February 25, 1884
  • Mrs. Sadie I. Bertram
  • William H. Bertram
  • Miss Nellie M. Cate
  • Levi A. Childs
  • Mrs. Susan E. Crocker
  • Mrs. Mary D. Fuller
  • Mrs. S. E. Heywood
  • William B. Johnson
  • C. T. Lord
  • Mrs. Caroline Dorr Noyes
  • Miss Sara A. Platt
  • Horace N. Poole
  • Mrs. Mary A. Poole
  • Bradford Sherman
  • Mrs. M. E. Sherman
  • Roger Sherman
  • Mrs. Fannie M. Silsbee
  • Mrs. Mattie Williams
  • * *
  • May 13, 1884 (In Chicago)
  • Mrs. Olive L. Avery
  • S. J. Avery, M.D.
  • Mrs. E. Beach
  • Miss Isabel A. Beecher
  • Miss Libbie Berger
  • Miss Sarah Bickford
  • J. B. Crocker
  • Mrs. E. S. Cousen
  • Mrs. Ursula N. Gestefeld
  • Mrs. Emma A. McDonald
  • Mrs. Lovina Milledge
  • C. F. Morrill
  • Mrs. C. F. Morrill
  • Mrs. Mary H. Philbrick
  • Mrs. Laura E. Sargent
  • Rev. H. Slade
  • Benjamin Smith
  • Mrs. E. P. Vail
  • George B. Wickersham
  • * *
  • In the last five days of the course there were also enrolled
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Swarts
  • Mr. and Mrs.S. J. Sawyer
  • Mr. Emerson,
  • Mrs. Dr. Heegard (Note 2)
  • * *
  • September 2, 1884
  • Mrs. Etta French.
  • Joseph W. French
  • Miss Mary A. Gersham
  • Miss Carrie B. Graham
  • Miss S. Emma Grey
  • Mrs. Janette h. Robinson
  • Mrs. R. J. Robinson
  • Miss Mary E. Smith
  • Miss Kate Taylor
  • November 3, 1884
  • * *
  • Henry P. Bailey
  • Mrs. Mary A. Flagg
  • Eugene H. Greene
  • Mrs. Grace A. Greene
  • Mrs. T. H. Hale
  • John A. Linfield
  • Mrs. John A. Linfield
  • Mrs. P. F. Lynch
  • Mrs. Dora G. Mayo
  • Miss Dora M. Mayo
  • Miss E. P. Peck
  • George E. Ricker
  • Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson
  • * *
  • December 22, 1884
  • Mrs-. H. P. Bailey
  • Mrs. Elizabeth S. Bangs
  • Herbert H. Bangs
  • Mrs. George B. Drake
  • Joseph S. Eastaman
  • Mrs. Frances A. Freeman
  • Charles M. Howe
  • Mrs. Charles M. Howe
  • F. R. Kimball
  • Ira 0. Knapp
  • Mrs. Ira 0. Knapp (Flavia Stickney Knapp)
  • Mrs. Emma A. McDonald
  • Mrs. Almeda G. Pendleton
  • Mrs. Laura E. Sargent
  • Mrs. Victoria Sargent
  • Mrs. Josephine C. Woodbury
  • * *
  • March 2, 1885
  • J. Allen Campbell
  • Mrs. J. Allen Campbell
  • Miss A. A. Chevailler
  • Mrs. Mary F. Eastaman
  • Mrs. Jennie B. Fenn
  • C. C. Foster
  • Mrs. C. A. Jones
  • Mrs. Hannah A. Larminie
  • Mrs. B. D. Marshall
  • Miss L. A. Proctor
  • E. Frank Woodbury
  • Mrs. E. A. Wyman
  • * *
  • April 20, 1885
  • Edward E. Allen
  • Mrs. Harriet G. Atwood
  • C. M. Charter
  • Mrs. Frank Converse
  • Rev. A. N. Henry
  • H. E. Hosley
  • Mrs. H. E. Hosley
  • Mrs. Charlotte Ingalls
  • Mrs. A. D. Kennedy
  • Mrs. Eldora E. Murphy
  • Mrs. Samuel Seward
  • Mrs. B. J. Swett
  • Charles A. S. Troup
  • Mrs. Charles A. S. Troup
  • Rev. Eliza T. Wilkes
  • Rev. J. W. Winkley
  • * *
  • September 14, 1885
  • Mrs. Mary W. Adams
  • Edward A. Bailey
  • Mrs. Mary A. Batchelder
  • Mrs. J. P. Beckworth
  • Miss C. Lulu Blackman
  • Miss Sue E. Bradshaw
  • James E. Brierly
  • Mrs. James E. Brierly
  • Miss Julia M. Burnham
  • Miss Sarah J. Clark
  • Miss Mary E. Clements
  • Mrs. Charles H. Foye
  • Mrs. Sarah E. Heywood
  • Mrs. Mary E. Hill
  • Miss Susan R. Kenny
  • Ira 0. Knapp
  • Mrs. Ira 0. Knapp
  • Mrs. Laura Lathrop
  • Miss Ella Long
  • Mrs. Myra M. Phelon
  • Mrs. Mary H. Plunkett
  • Mrs. Helen L. Swan
  • Mrs. Virginia Vaughn
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Webster
  • * *
  • November 16, 1885
  • Edward P. Adams
  • Mrs. Edith D. Bailey
  • Mrs. M. Bettie Bell
  • William H. Bertram
  • Mrs. Mattie Bowen
  • Miss Ellen E. Cross
  • Mrs. M. A'. De Forest-Brown
  • Francis J. Fluno, M.D.
  • Mrs. Francis J. Fluno
  • Mrs. 0. P. Gifford
  • Rev. 0. P. Gifford
  • Mrs. Grace A. Green
  • Miss M. Emma Morse
  • Mrs. M. R. Nutter
  • Miss L. A. Proctor
  • George E. Ricker
  • J. Newton Stone
  • Mrs. J. W. Winkley
  • * *
  • March 29, 1886
  • Rev. Joseph Adams
  • Mrs. Emma D. Behan
  • George H. Bradford
  • Mrs. George H. Bradford
  • Mrs. Anna Chamberlin
  • Miss Fanny L. Clark
  • Miss Lucy A. Clarke
  • Erwin L. Colman
  • Charles W. Crosse
  • Mrs. George B. Day
  • Rev. George B. Day
  • John P. Filbert
  • Mrs. John P. Filbert
  • Rev. William I. Gill
  • Miss Mary E. Hampson
  • Mrs. Anna Maria Harvey
  • Mrs. Harriet W. Jones
  • Mrs. Pamela J. Leonard
  • Miss Katie H. Malone
  • Miss Martha E. S. Morgan
  • Gideon P. Noyes
  • Miss Sarah A. Pine
  • Mrs. Julia E. Prescott
  • Turner N. Seward
  • Mrs. Turner N. Seward
  • George W. Wheeler
  • Mrs. George W. Wheeler
  • Mrs. Mary R. Whitson
  • * *
  • August 30, 1886
  • Mrs. J. A. D. Adams, M.D.
  • Mrs. David Austin
  • Mrs. Mary V. Blain
  • Mrs. Margaret C. Burgess
  • Mrs. S. L. Davidson
  • Mrs. Ruth B. Ewing
  • Mrs. Frances A. Freeman
  • Elizabeth J. French
  • Miss Mary E. Graves
  • Mrs. Malinda J. Lancaster
  • Mrs. Mary J. Lewis
  • John A. Moore
  • Mrs. John A. Moore
  • Rev. J. S. Norvell
  • Miss M. Anna Osgood
  • Mrs. Kate S. Peirce
  • Mrs. Mary D. Porterfield
  • Mrs. Jane M. Rand
  • Fremont D. Snider
  • Mrs. Fremont D. Snider
  • Mrs. F. E. Stich
  • Mrs. Emma A. Thompson
  • Rev. J. H. Veasey
  • Rev. H. C. Waddell
  • Miss Lucinda Willsie
  • Mrs. A. G. Wilson
  • * *
  • January 10, 1887
  • Mrs. Addie M. Allen
  • Edward P. Bates
  • Mrs. Edward P. Bates
  • Mrs. Lucy K. Bissell
  • Henry Bradley, M.D.
  • Mrs. Henry Bradley
  • Miss Mary B. Bull
  • Stephen A. Chase
  • Mrs. Stephen A. Chase
  • Joseph L. Churchill
  • Mrs. Joseph L. Churchill
  • Miss Emma A. Estes
  • Miss M. Nettie Hall
  • B. W. Hight
  • Mrs. Lillia S. Hight
  • Miss Flora M. Lamson
  • * *
  • (one lesson)
  • Mrs. Maria B. Newsomb
  • Mrs. Ann M. Otis
  • Mrs. Elizabeth A. Shepherd
  • * *
  • (one lesson)
  • E. W. Ticknor
  • Miss Josephine Tyter
  • Miss Florence Whiteside
  • * *
  • May 2, 1887
  • Thomas A. Benbow, M.D.
  • Mrs. Elconora B. Benford
  • Mrs. Sarah E. Benford
  • William H. H. Benford
  • Mrs. C. C. Bigelow
  • Mrs. Cemantha A. D. Brown Mrs. J. A. Brown
  • H. C. Buhl
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Buswell
  • Ezra M. Buswell
  • Mrs. Chloe Ann Dow
  • Herbert L. Dunbar
  • Mrs. Mary E. Dunbar
  • Alfred Farlow
  • William S. Farlow
  • Winslow C. Fiske
  • Mrs. Winslow C. Fiske
  • Mrs. H. D. Jones
  • Frances 0. Leonard
  • John F. Linscott
  • Miss Mary Macmillan
  • Frank E. Mason
  • George A. Miles
  • Mrs. Mary S. Moore
  • Mrs. Maud E. Morton
  • Henry A. Reynolds, M.D.
  • Mrs. Louisa Scribner
  • William A. Smith
  • Mrs. William A. Smith
  • Mrs. Emma G. Strong
  • Charles A. S. Troup
  • W. H. Walling
  • Mrs. W. H. Walling
  • Mrs. Margaret A. Watts
  • *
  • November 7, 1887
  • David Anthony
  • Joseph Armstrong
  • Mrs. Mary E. Armstrong
  • A. M. Crane
  • E. J. Foster, M.D.
  • Robert C. Hannon
  • J. C. Light
  • William H. Perkins
  • Mrs. William H. Perkins
  • Miss Mary C. Piper
  • Henry A. Reynolds, M.D.
  • Miss Elizabeth Saville
  • Mrs. Adell Seymour
  • Abbot E. Smith
  • Mrs. Abbot E. Smith
  • Walter J. Vinall
  • Mrs. Ella E. Williams
  • * *
  • March 5, 1888
  • Miss Marie M. Adams
  • Mrs. A. L. Ames
  • Erastus N. Bates
  • Mrs. Erastus N. Bates
  • Mrs. Harriet L. Betts
  • Mrs. Elizabeth C. Burcbard
  • Miss Jennie.L. Chaffee
  • Graves Colles
  • Mrs. Graves Colles
  • C. R. Courtney
  • Mrs. Nellie Courtney
  • Mrs. Harriet S. Cowan
  • Miss Ella M. Craig
  • Mrs. E. W. Crawford
  • Miss Anna Dodge
  • Mrs. Marie Fancher
  • Mrs. Christiana D. Frye
  • Mrs. Caroline W. Frame
  • Mrs. Eldora 0. Gragg
  • Mrs. Mary E. Keeley
  • Edward A. Kimball
  • Mrs. Edward A. Kimball
  • Charles F. Kinzel
  • Mrs. Hannah A. Larminie
  • B. A. Lillie
  • Mrs. B. A. Lillie
  • Miss Mary K. Lincoln
  • Mrs. Emily M. Meadcr
  • Miss Phebe A. Mendenhall
  • Miss Mary E. Miller
  • Mrs. Sarah A. Moore
  • Mrs. T. Emily Moore
  • J. H. Murray
  • Mrs. Sarah E. Murray
  • Mrs. Nellie H. Parker
  • Mrs. Belle Pew
  • Miss Lila F. Scbaffenburg
  • Mrs. Elizabeth P. Skinner
  • Mrs. Helen A. Smith
  • * *
  • (one lesson)
  • Mrs. Helen P. Smith
  • Mrs. H. F. Stevens
  • Miss Nancy Stilson
  • Mrs. A. L. Stone
  • Mrs. Abbie B. Trego
  • Mrs. Hattie L. Vihitaker
  • Reuben Whitaker
  • * *
  • September 17, 1888
  • Miss Lou Aldrich
  • Mrs. A. B. Austin
  • Mrs. E. M. Bacon
  • E. W. Baxter
  • Mrs. E. W. Baxter
  • Mrs. Ellen Bouton
  • Miss Jennie L. Bryan
  • Miss Alice C. Churchill
  • William Clark
  • Mrs. A. E. Connelly
  • Mrs. M. E. Crane
  • Mrs. M. A. Cummings
  • Mrs. Mary E. Dillingham
  • Paul Dillingham
  • Mrs. A. Dorland
  • Mrs. Kate E. Ewing
  • Mrs. Julia Field-King
  • A.P. French
  • Frank W. Gale
  • James M/ Gano
  • Mrs. Anna F. Gennet
  • Mrs. Ella W. Hoag
  • Mrs. Sarah E. Jones
  • Miss Eva Kellogg
  • Joseph G. Mann
  • Mrs. Mary E. C. McCoy
  • Mrs. H. G. McVicker
  • Rev. Lamson P. Norcross
  • Miss Myra Overman
  • Ira W. Packard
  • Mrs. Ira W. Packard
  • Oliver M. Parsons
  • Mrs. Oliver M. Parsons
  • Miss Clara M; S. Shannon
  • Mrs. C. H. Shipman
  • Mrs. Lillian E. Stoddard
  • Mrs. Harriet W. Tirrell
  • Miss Emelyn M. Tobey
  • P. N. Trahn
  • Mrs. P. N. Trahn
  • G. A. Walther
  • Mrs. E. R. Wertz
  • Mrs. Cordelia V. Willey.
  • * *
  • November 12, 1888
  • Mrs. E. M. Bacon
  • Frank Bailey
  • Joshua F. Bailey
  • Mrs. Amanda J. Baird
  • Miss L. Ballinger
  • Mrs. Martha H. Bogue
  • Mrs. Margaret Bolter
  • Mrs. Sallie N. Chandler
  • Rev. J. F. Clymer
  • Mrs. Kate S. Corning
  • Mrs. H. M. Evans
  • Mrs. Sarah J. Holbrook
  • Mrs. Ella M. Holton
  • Mrs. Emilie B. Hulin
  • Mrs. F. E. Mason
  • Miss Emma McLauthlin
  • Miss Laura C. Nourse
  • Mrs. Fannie L. Pierce
  • Mrs. Anna H. Rogers
  • Ward B. Rogers
  • Mrs. Kate E. Rousseau
  • Mrs. Emma K. Sawyer
  • Mrs. A. C. Sellers
  • M. B. Sellers
  • Rev. E. F. Strickland
  • Mrs. Julia W. Tryon
  • Mrs. J. N. Ward
  • William H. Wing
  • * *
  • February 25, 1889
  • Frank Bailey
  • Joshua F. Bailey
  • Mrs. Helen A. Baker
  • Miss Hannah A. Balkam
  • Mrs. Sarah C. Barney
  • Edward P. Bates
  • Mrs. Edward P. Bates
  • Mrs. Emma D. Behan
  • Mrs. Amanda D. Belcher
  • Mrs. Eleonora B. Benford
  • Mrs. Helen W. Bingham
  • Rev. Jesse B. Broadbent
  • Fred W. Bunnell
  • Mrs. Nina Bunnell
  • Mrs. Martha E. Burns
  • Mrs. Lydia J. Calhoun
  • Mrs. Henrietta E. Chanfrau
  • Miss Lydia R. Chase
  • Edward C. Clarke
  • Mrs. Myra F. Clymer
  • Miss Mary E. Collier
  • Miss Mary E. Crawford
  • Miss Mary Alice Dayton
  • Rev. D. A. Easton
  • Miss Emma Easton
  • Mrs. Margaret E. Easton
  • Alfred Farlow
  • Miss Emma L. Farlow
  • Miss Sarah A. Farlow
  • William S. Farlow
  • Mrs. Jennie B. Fenn
  • Mrs. Mary E. Hardy
  • Thomas W. Hatten
  • Mrs. Mary B. Hinckley
  • Mrs. Susan R. K. Hoyt
  • Edward A. Kimball
  • Mrs. Edward A. Kimball
  • Mrs. Martha L. Lambert
  • Mrs. Julia M. Landon
  • Mrs. Catherine G. McBean
  • Mrs. Alma S. Metcalf
  • Ralph Moody
  • James A. Neal
  • Mrs. Helen A. Nixon
  • Paul Nixon
  • William G. Nixon
  • Mrs. J. C. Otterson
  • William H. Perkins
  • Mrs. William H. Perkins
  • Mrs. Mary E. Pope
  • Henry L. Putnam
  • Charles A. Roberts
  • Mrs. Charles A. Roberts
  • Miss Nemi Robertson
  • John C. Ryan
  • Mrs. John C. Ryan
  • Mrs. Rebecca L. Stebbins
  • Miss (Note 2) Stebbins
  • Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson
  • Mrs. H. F. Stevens
  • Mrs. Estella W. Stimpson
  • Mrs. Carrie H. Snider
  • Sampson D. Stiles
  • Miss Marguerite F. Sym
  • Miss Lucretia A. Veazey
  • Miss Elizabeth T. Wendland
  • Miss Gwendoline Woodbury
  • (one lesson)

Normal (Teachers) Courses

August 8, 1884

  • Miss Julia S. Bartlett
  • Mrs. Mary F. Berry
  • Arthur T. Buswell
  • Calvin A. Frye
  • Mrs. A. V. C. Leavitt
  • Mrs. Delia S. Manley
  • L. M. Marston
  • Mrs. Mary W. Munroe
  • Mrs. H. P. Read
  • Mrs. Melissa J. Smith

  • February 16, 1885
  • Miss Ellen Brown
  • Mrs. Janet T. Coleman
  • Albert B. Dorman
  • Edward H. Hammond
  • Miss Susie M. Lang
  • Mrs. Caroline Dorr Noyes
  • Bradford Sherman
  • Roger Sherman

  • February 22, 1886
  • Mrs. Edith D. Bailey
  • Mrs. Mary A. Batchelder
  • William H. Bradley
  • Miss Ellen E. Cross
  • Mrs. M. A. De Forest-Brown
  • Mrs. E. N. Harris
  • Mrs. Hannah A. Larminie
  • Miss Dora M. Mayo
  • John M. C. Murphy
  • Mrs. M. R. Nutter
  • Mrs. R. J. Robinson
  • Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson
  • Mrs. Josephine C. Woodbury

  • May 3, 1886
  • Edward A. Bailey
  • Mrs-. Elizabeth S. Bangs
  • Miss Isabel A. Beecher
  • Miss Sarah F. Bickford
  • Miss Sue E. Bradshaw
  • Mrs. Jennie B. Fenn
  • C. C. Foster
  • Miss Minnie B. Hall
  • Mrs. Sarah D. Howe
  • Mrs. Laura Lathrop
  • Seabury T. Manley
  • Mrs. Lovina Milledge
  • Mrs. Mary H. Philbrick
  • George E. Ricker
  • Mrs. Lydia M. Roaf
  • Mrs. Laura E. Sargent
  • Silas J. Sawyer
  • Mrs. Samuel Seward
  • * *
  • October 4, 1886
  • Mrs. George W. Adams
  • Mrs. J. A. D. Adams
  • Rev. Joseph Adams
  • Mrs. Sarah G. Baker
  • Mrs. C. A. Beecher
  • Mrs. M. Bettie Bell
  • Rev. George B. Day
  • T. H. Donahue
  • Mrs. Elizabeth J. French
  • Mrs. Grace A. Greene
  • Mrs. Pamela J. Leonard
  • Mrs. Emma A. McDonald
  • Mrs. M. Anna Osgood
  • Mrs. Almeda Pendleton
  • Mrs. Victoria H. Sargent
  • Mrs. Jennie E. Sawyer
  • Sara W. Spaulding
  • A. G. Stahl
  • J. Newton Stone
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Webster
  • George B. Wickersham
  • * *
  • February 7, 1887
  • Mrs. Sophia E. Avery
  • Mrs. Mary A. Bagley
  • Mrs. Emma Behan
  • Miss Antoinette P. Belden
  • Mrs. C. C. Bigelow
  • Mrs. Lucy H. Bissell
  • Mrs. D. Eloise Brownell
  • Mrs. E. P. Clark
  • Edward H. Collins
  • Mrs. Nellie Courtney
  • Miss Sarah M. Cowan
  • Miss Anna Crawford
  • Mrs. Mary A. Eastaman
  • Mrs. Clara M. Evans
  • John P. Filbert
  • Francis J. Fluno, M.D.
  • Mrs. Grace A. Greene
  • Mrs. Anna Maria Harvey
  • Mrs. Harriet W. Jones
  • Mrs. Susie E. Kirby
  • Mrs. Annie M. Knott
  • Mrs. J. H. Lewis
  • * *
  • (two lessons)
  • John F. Linscott
  • Mrs. C. R. Marshall
  • Mrs. Mary P. Nichols
  • Rev. J. S. Norvell
  • Mrs. Emma L. Palmer
  • Miss Sarah A. Pine
  • Mrs. Mary D. Porterfield
  • Mrs. Adell Seymour
  • Mrs. Mary E. Spooner
  • Edward E. Springer
  • Mrs. Anna E. Warner
  • George W. Wheeler
  • *
  • October 30, 1887
  • Mrs. E. M. H. Ashton
  • Edward P. Bates
  • Mrs. Edward P. Bates
  • Mrs. W. F. Bennett
  • Mrs. C. L. Boyden
  • James E. Brierly
  • Mrs. K. W. Clark
  • Mrs. Nellie B. Eaton
  • Miss Emma A. Estes
  • Mrs. Ruth B. Ewing
  • Alfred Farlow
  • Mrs. Berenice H. Goodall
  • Mrs. C. A. Jones
  • Mrs. Malinda J. Lancaster
  • Miss E. L. Lane
  • Frank E. Mason
  • Mrs. Annie R. Michael
  • John A. Moore
  • Mrs. X. L. Otis
  • Mrs. Eliza Patterson
  • Horace N. Poole
  • Mrs. Mary F. Purple
  • Fremont D. Snider
  • Mrs. Fremont D. Snider
  • Miss Mary E. Southworth
  • Mrs. Ella P. Sweet
  • Mrs. Maria E. Tallman
  • Miss Emelyn M. Tobey
  • Miss Josephine Tyter
  • * *
  • January 30,1888
  • Miss M. D. Daniels
  • Mrs. Ella L. Dench
  • Charles M. Howe
  • Mrs. Frances A. Freeman
  • Mrs. H. Elizabeth Roberts
  • Mrs. Adelia P. Hanson
  • Miss Lizzie T. Harmony
  • Edward N. Harris
  • Mrs. Salome Harris
  • Mrs. Elizabeth P. Skinner
  • Mrs. Amanda L. Willoughby

Metaphysical Obstetrics

June 6,1887

  • Mrs. Mary M. W. Adams
  • Mrs. Sophia E. Avery
  • Miss Isabel A. Beecher
  • Mrs. Mary F. Berry
  • Joseph S. Eastaman
  • Mrs. Jennie B. Fenn
  • Eugene H. Greene
  • Ira 0. Knapp
  • Mrs. Hannah A. Larminie
  • Mrs. Delia S. Manley

  • John M. C. Murphy
  • Hanover P. Smith
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Webster
  • George B. Wickersham

December 5,1887

  • Mrs. Mary M. W. Adams
  • Miss Julia S. Bartlett
  • Mrs. Emma D. Behan
  • Mrs. M. Bettie Bell
  • Miss Sarah J. Clark
  • Mrs. Janet T. Coleman

  • Mrs. Nannie G. Davidson
  • Mrs. Laura Lathrop
  • Mrs. A. V. C. Leavitt
  • Mrs. Ellen B. Linscott
  • Mrs. Emma A. McDonald
  • Mrs. Mary W. Munroe
  • Mrs. Caroline Dorr Noyes
  • Mrs. J. E. Robinson
  • Mrs. Laura E. Sargent
  • Mrs. Emma A. Thompson
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Webster

  1. The name of Mrs. Abby H. Corner is omitted as it has seemed impossible to learn the exact class which she attended.
  2. First name unrecorded

While the Bates-Dittemore book is largely critical of Eddy, Dittemore was at one time a Clerk and Director of the Mother Church in Boston and had access to the above information for almost ten years. Numerous individual dates and students have been verified by additional documentary evidence such as the Memoirs of Martha Harris Bogue and Janet Coleman published by Gilbert Carpenter.

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