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 Harriet Taylor Upton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Harriet Taylor Upton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Harriet Taylor Upton to May Wright Sewall. Description: My father, Ezra B. Taylor and myself have received invitations to the banquet at the Riggs House February 15. He can't come - I can. He will probably send a letter to be read. Discussion of Ohio - voting and...

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Letter from Helen Hamilton Gardener to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helen Hamilton Gardener to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helen Hamilton Gardener to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Gardner has received an invitation from Mrs. Sewall to participate in the World's Congress in Chicago. But her schedule is very tight so she is only able to spend one day in Indianapolis between...

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Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall. Description: I had promised to send you a picture of Lady Macbeth. The photographer destroyed the negative - I'm having more taken. As to the meeting in Washington - I will be there if my schedule permits. Helena Modjeska...

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Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Aurora, Ill.) We had been considering going to London but we will be having family at the ranch. My son, his wife and child are coming. we are seldom together. Thank you for the violets and kind words you have...

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Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Aurora, Ill.) We had been considering going to London but we will be having family at the ranch. My son, his wife and child are coming. we are seldom together. Thank you for the violets and kind words you have...

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Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall. Description: I accept with pleasure your invitation to deliver an address on "Woman on the Stage" before the Congress. I wish that the delegates to our sections may be real representatives of the Dramatic Art. I suggest several...

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Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall. Description: (On the road). I cannot accept your invitation to stay after lunch as I am doing "Magda" and will need a nap before the performance, but I would be delighted to take lunch with you - until then - March 30 au...

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Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Columbus, Ohio). It is with great joy to think that next Monday we are to be in Indianapolis. We have added Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra to our repertoire. I must talk with you of many things, among them...

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Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Los Angeles). I shall do all you tell me to do ... thank you for the honor of placing me on list of patrons of the National Council of Women. I have sent my first installment of dues. It is not the whole sum, we...

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Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Helena Modjeska to May Wright Sewall. Description: We are going to spend a few hours tomorrow in Indianapolis - if possible call any time after 5 p.m. and I will show you our car. We leave for Chicago Tuesday a.m. Helena Modjeska (1840-1909), Polish-American...

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