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 Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Hearst states that it will not be possible for her to undertake the publication of Sewall's report (on the International Conference of Women Workers to Promote Permanent Peace?) due to heavy losses resulting...

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Letter from Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall. Description: Phoebe Hearst writes that she follows Sewall's work with much interest but stays so busy with guests and family obligations, she does not think she will be able to meet with her during her visit to San Francisco. ...

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Letter from Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Phoebe A. Hearst to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Hearst apologizes for not answering Sewall's letter more promptly but has written to her son in accordance with Sewall's request. Phoebe Apperson Hearst was the first female regent of the University of...

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Letter from Phra Suriya Nuvatr to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Phra Suriya Nuvatr to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Phra Suriya Nuvatr to May Wright Sewall. Description: It is with extreme regret that I have to tell you that my wife and I cannot avail ourselves of your very cordial invitation to come and stay in your house in Indianapolis. From Siam, involved with the World's...

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Letter from Princess Nazli to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Princess Nazli to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Princess Nazli to May Wright Sewall. Description: A lengthy peace statement hoping for the combined efforts of women - Jews, Christians and Mohamedams to unite for peace. Comments that "is it not high time that this antagonism and their cruel wars should cease...

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Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall. Description: (India). Comments about May Wright Sewall's school and girls. Also comments about "my school" which is going well but "sometimes the sky seems very dark." She and her daughter enjoyed Little Lord Fauntleroy that...

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Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall. Description: (India). Comments about May Wright Sewall's school and girls. Also comments about "my school" which is going well but "sometimes the sky seems very dark." She and her daughter enjoyed Little Lord Fauntleroy that...

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Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall. Description: Is going back to India - "will see you again in about 11 years." I have to leave my daughter in England until October because the physician has declared her unfit to travel in hot weather. I shall then have time to...

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Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Pundita Ramabai to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Boston). Offers condolences of Mr. Sewall's death. I will soon be able to tell you when I can come to Indianapolis. The 10th meeting of our association is over. Speaks of daughter (Mano) and her schools - she wants...

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Letter from R. Marie Schkorskey to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from R. Marie Schkorskey to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from R. Marie Schkorskey to May Wright Sewall. Description: It will do me great pleasure to come on Wednesday to lunch with you and meet your friends. Correspondent: Schkorskey, R. Marie Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920 Genre: Correspondence; Theme: Women;...

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