The May Wright Sewall Papers are a collection of documents comprised of approximately 500 letters written to May Wright Sewall dated between 1879 and 1919, and three guest books with remarks and signatures from 197 guests of the Sewall house.
The correspondents represented in this collection include not only people important to the history of Indiana but also those involved in national and international politics, social movements, and the arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These letters offer a fascinating first-hand glimpse into the issues of the times.
Unbound by tradition, May Eliza Wright Sewall (1844-1920) endeavored to do all she could for causes still being fought for today-education, women’s rights, cultural enrichment, and world peace. From modest beginnings as a teacher in a one-room Wisconsin school, she became one of the leading citizens of Indianapolis and founder-with her husband Theodore-of the Girls’ Classical School of Indianapolis. Sewall helped to form many of the city’s enduring organizations: the Indianapolis Woman’s Club, the Indianapolis Propylaeum, the Contemporary Club and the Art Association of Indianapolis which has grown into the internationally-respected Indianapolis Museum of Art. She worked tirelessly on behalf of rights for women in the United States - and around the world - giving the women’s movement an international focus through her pioneering involvement with the International Council of Women and the American National Council of Women.
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Albert Apponyi to May Wright Sewall
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Charles Gordon Ames to May Wright Sewall
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Clotilde Apponyi to May Wright Sewall 5
3 pages: 0% indexed, 67% transcribed, 33% needs review
Clotilde Apponyi to May Wright Sewall 6
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Clotilde Apponyi to May Wright Sewall 7
4 pages: 0% indexed, 75% transcribed, 25% needs review
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James Lane Allen to May Wright Sewall 2
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James Lane Allen to May Wright Sewall 4
4 pages: 25% indexed, 75% transcribed, 25% needs review