Letter from Catherine Merrill to May Wright Sewall.
Title: Letter from Catherine Merrill to May Wright Sewall.
Description: I am relieved to hear of Mr. Sewall's recovery. I received your note inviting me to the opera house and to a seat on the platform. I was prevented by unexpected company from acceptance of more than the invitation to the hall. Indeed I was late. The room is large and the roaring and frying in my head has blunted my hearing - other people heard. With kindest regards to Mr. Sewall. Catharine Merrill (1824-1900), Indianapolis, educator and Civil War nurse. Daughter of Samuel Merrill, founder of the Bobbs-Merrill publishing company. She taught at Northwestern Christian University (which later became Butler University), becoming only the second woman in the United States to be appointed as a full professor. She was a member of the Indianapolis Woman's Club and the Contemporary Club. The Catharine Merrill Club was founded in her honor.
Correspondent: Merrill, Catharine, 1824-1900
Date: 1895-07-01; 1895
Time period: 1890s (1890-1899); 19th century;
Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920; Merrill, Catharine, 1824-1900; College teachers--United States; Nurses--United States
Theme: Women; Education;
Collection: May Wright Sewall Papers
Copyright information: This item is in the public domain.
Physical repository: Indianapolis Special Collections Room, Indianapolis Public Library
Repository collection name: May Wright Sewall letters
Digital publisher: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
Date digitized: 2005
Repository: The Indianapolis Public Library Digital Collections
Source: From: May Wright Sewall Papers