May Wright Sewall Papers

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May Wright Sewall Papers
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. For more information, contact Victoria Duncan, Digital Projects Coordinator: vduncan@indypl.org

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Letter from Frances J. Garrison to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Frances J. Garrison to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Frances J. Garrison to May Wright Sewall. Description: Garrison informs Sewall that, although he supports her work and the Congress, he will not be able to be a patron of the event nor will he be able to contribute to the expenses of "the colored teacher whom you...

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Letter from Frank Holman to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Frank Holman to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Frank Holman to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Holman writes from Paris to ask Mrs. Sewall if she would use her influence for Mrs. Viele. He asks how they can insure that Mrs. Viele might be decorated by the sultan. He suggests that Hakky Bey might help and...

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Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Chicago) Addressed to "Majestic Sovereign." Your lecturer extraordinary will appear at the place and time - with profound loyalty. Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago. Correspondent: Starr, Frederick,...

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Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall. Description: I would like Miss Anthony's autograph. Will you ask her to write something on the third page of this album for me - then keep it till I come next Saturday to dine with you. Anthropologist, author. Correspondent:...

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Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall. Description: A satirical spoof in a royal manner explaining that because of train connections between Canton, IL and Indianapolis, he will not arrive in Indianapolis until after 6 o'clock - he won't be able to "dine with...

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Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Frederick Starr to May Wright Sewall. Description: I spent last evening at Miss Starr's. About the statue, it was opened at San Francisco and attracted much favorable attention. When, however, a resting place was sought, there was much opposition - from the APA and...

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Letter from George F. Hoar to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from George F. Hoar to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from George F. Hoar to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Hoar will not be able to attend the dinner for Miss Anthony but states: "As I grow older, I feel assured year by year that the granting of sufferance to women will remedy many evils which now are attendant on...

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Letter from George Riddle to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from George Riddle to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from George Riddle to May Wright Sewall. Description: Expresses regrets over Mr. Sewall's death. Will be in St. Louis on Sunday. George Riddle (1851-1910), elocutionist and actor. He debuted in Boston in 1875 playing Romeo, and became attached to several stock companies...

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Letter from George Riddle to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from George Riddle to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from George Riddle to May Wright Sewall. Description: Offers to read "Midsummers Night Dream" at the Propyleum. Suggests with music - a 4 hand piano arrangement by Mendelssohn. George Riddle (1851-1910), elocutionist and actor. He debuted in Boston in 1875 playing Romeo,...

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Letter from H.G. Hosmer to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from H.G. Hosmer to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from H.G. Hosmer to May Wright Sewall. Description: In a letter from Rome, Hosmer regrets that she cannot attend the World's Congress but is overwhelmed with work. She laments having little news of the Fair but does not get American newspapers ("because I am not...

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