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 Baroness Alexandra Gripenberg to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Baroness Alexandra Gripenberg to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Baroness Alexandra Gripenberg to May Wright Sewall. Description: Gripenberg sends "A Greeting from Finland", an excellent statement on the status of women in Finland in this period. Countess Alexandra Gripenberg represented the Finnish Women's Association at the...

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Letter from Baroness Bertha von Suttner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Baroness Bertha von Suttner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Baroness Bertha von Suttner to May Wright Sewall. Description: I have forwarded your letter to Mrs. Borostyami, Salzburg, a prominent leader in the feminist movement. A confederation of German women's societies representing 60,000 members is in Bremen, Germany. A...

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Letter from Baroness Bertha von Suttner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Baroness Bertha von Suttner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Baroness Bertha von Suttner to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Monday) I was shocked and grieved to hear of your accident. Austrian writer and peace activist. Played a key role in the formation of the first Hague Peace Conference and the Nobel Peace Prize. She...

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Letter from Benjamin Harrison to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Benjamin Harrison to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Benjamin Harrison to May Wright Sewall. Description: Harrison sends regrets that a cold prevented his attending the previous evening's club meeting and further prevents his accepting Sewall's invitation to luncheon. Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the...

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Letter from Benjamin S. Parker to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Benjamin S. Parker to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Benjamin S. Parker to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From New Castle, Indiana). Mr. Parker invites Mrs. Sewall or a member of the Federation of Women's Clubs to address the annual meeting of the Western Association of Writers. He then goes into the need for...

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Letter from Bertha Honoré Palmer to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Bertha Honoré Palmer to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Bertha Honoré Palmer to May Wright Sewall. Description: I regret I was not able to attend your reception. Bertha Honoré Palmer (1850-1918), a wealthy socialite, was eminent in Chicago high society. Her husband, Potter Palmer, was responsible for much of the...

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Letter from Bertha Honoré Palmer to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Bertha Honoré Palmer to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Bertha Honoré Palmer to May Wright Sewall. Description: Thanks for sending photograph of yourself. I trust that I may have the pleasure of welcoming you in Chicago again. Bertha Honoré Palmer (1850-1918), a wealthy socialite, was eminent in Chicago high society. Her...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: Some comments about borrowed china, glass and mirror. Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920; Authors--Indiana--Indianapolis Genre:...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: Declines request to be "Daniel" in contest? Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Date: 1895-04-25; 1895 Time period: 1890s (1890-1899); 19th century; Subject: Sewall, May Wright,...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: Bobbs Merrill people are slow. They are still "approaching a decision." Mr Howland who is literary advisor is in favor. Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Date: 1919-05-08; 1919 Time...

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