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 Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Friday) Invites Mrs. Pierce and May Wright Sewall's nephew to come to English's tonight. Let me know by the bearer. American actor. Correspondent: Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942 Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920;...

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Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Thursday) We are most happy to come to you on Saturday night. I invite you to come to English's to a box which I shall put at your disposal. American actor. Correspondent: Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942 Subject: Sewall, May...

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Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Friday, Hotel English) I found your second letter at Toledo last night. I look forward to seeing you. American actor. Correspondent: Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942 Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920; Actors and...

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Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall. Description: It was most generous and good of you to return so much for our humble Christmas card. Hope to see you again. Hope your New Years wishes are fulfilled. American actor. Correspondent: Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942 Subject:...

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Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Louisville) You know the story of Mahomet and the Mountain - you could not go to De Grammont(?) so he goes to you. I trust he will convey remembrances and regrets that my stay was so brief. American...

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Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall. Description: It was most generous and good of you to return so much for our humble Christmas card. Hope to see you again. Hope your New Years wishes are fulfilled. American actor. Correspondent: Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942 Subject:...

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Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Otis Skinner to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Friday) Invites Mrs. Pierce and May Wright Sewall's nephew to come to English's tonight. Let me know by the bearer. American actor. Correspondent: Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942 Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920;...

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Letter from Otto Stark to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Otto Stark to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Otto Stark to May Wright Sewall. Description: Thanks May Wright Sewall for encouragement and interest in their art exhibit - especially the Chicago people. Indianapolis artist. Correspondent: Stark, Otto, 1859-1926 Date: 1895-01-17; 1895 Time period: 1890s...

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Letter from P.C. Mozoomdar to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from P.C. Mozoomdar to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from P.C. Mozoomdar to May Wright Sewall. Description: Regarding my speaking to your club on the 27th, the leaders in Parliament insist I attend the last conference, so I ask to postpone date from the 27 to the 29 of September. I beg to be excused from this charge. P.C....

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Letter from Pauline Kruger Hamilton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Pauline Kruger Hamilton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Pauline Kruger Hamilton to May Wright Sewall. Description: Hamilton writes of her successes as a photographer in Europe and thanks Sewall for her support. She is to be published in a few European magazines and will be at the Palace of the Prince & Princess...

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