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 Mary A. Logan to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Mary A. Logan to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary A. Logan to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am extremely sorry I was so rash as to give you so much trouble and hope you can have my name dropped from future list and you can easily write resigned on anything when you give out copies including my name. I...

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Letter from Mary A. Logan to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Mary A. Logan to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary A. Logan to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am extremely sorry I was so rash as to give you so much trouble and hope you can have my name dropped from future list and you can easily write resigned on anything when you give out copies including my name. I...

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Letter from Mary E. Wilkins Freeman to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Mary E. Wilkins Freeman to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary E. Wilkins Freeman to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Freeman writes to say that she will be unable to be on the program of the World's Congress of Representative Women. Mary E. Wilkins Freeman was a prominent American author. She wrote short stories,...

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Letter from Mary F. Henderson to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Mary F. Henderson to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary F. Henderson to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Henderson wrote this statement to be read at the banquet given to honor Susan B. Anthony. It is an eloquent essay reflecting on the leadership of Miss Anthony. "Truly, the little leaven they placed in...

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Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From Indianapolis). I am going to my sisters on Tuesday to remain for 10 days - be back the 22nd. I shall finish my English book today. How shocking and terrible is the assassination of the Empress of Austria. She...

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Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Occidental Hotel, San Francisco). Thank you for your efforts in my behalf. I am returning to Hawaiian Islands. I am glad you were pleased with ___(?) Mary H. Krout (1851-1927), American author, journalist and...

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Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall. Description: Reasons and excuses for not being present at the reception. Mary H. Krout (1851-1927), American author, journalist and feminist. Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, she began writing for local newspapers after teaching...

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Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary H. Krout to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From Irving Pl., New York City). I am happy to contribute to Miss Anthony's table. I will get the books, autograph them and take them to Madison Square. Mary H. Krout (1851-1927), American author, journalist and...

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Letter from Mary Thom Lewis Gannett to Susan B. Anthony.

Letter from Mary Thom Lewis Gannett to Susan B. Anthony.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Mary Thom Lewis Gannett to Susan B. Anthony. Description: Gannett sends a greeting to Miss Anthony for her 70th birthday from the Women's Society of the Unitarian Church of Rochester. "I think each of us, as a woman, carries her head higher because of your life...

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Letter from Maud Durbin Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Maud Durbin Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Maud Durbin Skinner to May Wright Sewall. Description: How happy I am to know you missed me. I do hope to play Indianapolis again for you! American actress. Wife of actor Otis Skinner. Correspondent: Skinner, Maud Durbin Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920;...

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