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 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: Hosmer writes from the Chicago home of her friend, Mrs. Gross. She expresses regret that Sewall was unwell and unable to attend her reception after all. "We hope you are taking care of yourself ... Mrs. Gross and I...

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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: Hosmer sends "rhymes" to be read at Susan B. Anthony's birthday banquet. She expresses her certainty that "by this time next year all the women will be voting - That in 1893 we will all be banqueting in the White...

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Letter from Hamilton W. Mabie to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Hamilton W. Mabie to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Hamilton W. Mabie to May Wright Sewall. Description: He explains his not accepting her invitation after a dismal lecture. He was late getting in, was ill, I was glad you did not venture out (weather). I hope for better fortune next time. Hamilton W. Mabie...

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Letter from Hamlin Garland to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Hamlin Garland to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Hamlin Garland to May Wright Sewall. Description: Garland writes to Sewall about upcoming events in Chicago and hopes to see her at the "Arts". Hamlin Garland was a pioneer in American fictional realism and a major figure in the Chicago Renaissance. He received the...

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Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall. Description: (On National Council of Women letterhead). A most beautiful, complimentary letter, full of praise and appreciation. She has not yet met Miss Anthony. Apparently the Exposition is wearing down. Hanna Korany, Syrian....

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Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From Cincinnati). She relates coming to Cincinnati - no one met her because her letter was "wrong-directed." She stayed at expensive hotel - comments about people she met. Hanna Korany, Syrian. Delegate to and on the...

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Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From Brooklyn, N.Y.) Your sincere true friendship is a precious treasure. Mrs. Helmuth engaged me to speak before SOROSIS. I never advocated women's rights to equality and personal independence as I do now. Yesterday...

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Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From Chicago). I have met some new friends, Mrs. Frederick Smith and Mrs. Judge Waterman. I have not had news from my husband or trunk. Hanna Korany, Syrian. Delegate to and on the program of the Congress of Women at...

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Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Hanna Korany to May Wright Sewall. Description: I succeeded in Cincinnati - mainly for the future. I have made arrangements for parlor readings and public lecture. I have felt very lonely here. Mr. Bryan and Mr. Shrould have called. I got a letter from my husband in...

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Letter from Hardy Jowett to May Wright Sewall

Letter from Hardy Jowett to May Wright Sewall

Metadata: Title: Letter from Hardy Jowett to May Wright Sewall Description: The first letter in this group is from Hardy Jowett, a British missionary. He had hoped to send a prominent Chinese lady to the International Conference of Women Workers in San Francisco, but due to the political...

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