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 R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall. Description: Gruelle writes to thank Mrs. Sewall for her kindness and support of artists as President of the Art Association of Indianapolis. Richard B. Gruelle was a well-known artist and a member of the "Hoosier Group". He was a...

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Letter from R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall. Description: Gruelle writes to send more words of thanks to Sewall and encourages her work for "human betterment". Richard B. Gruelle was a well-known artist and a member of the "Hoosier Group". He was a close friend of James...

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Letter from R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from R.B. Gruelle to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Gruelle responds to Mrs. Sewall's request for artwork for a bazaar, saying that he supports any group with the purpose of liberating the "Human Soul." He had already contributed to the bazaar through another lady,...

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Letter from Richard G. Moulton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Richard G. Moulton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Richard G. Moulton to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Chicago). Regret will not be able to see your club people. Schedule difficultires - Joliet and Terre Haute. Richard G. Moulton (1849-1924), author, lecturer, professor of literature at the University of Chicago....

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Letter from Richard G. Moulton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Richard G. Moulton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Richard G. Moulton to May Wright Sewall. Description: (University of Chicago). Apparently comments of reference for May Wright Sewall. "If I can in any way assist your plans, I shall be glad." Richard G. Moulton (1849-1924), author, lecturer, professor of literature...

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Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln to May Wright Sewall. Description: I have forwarded a copy of your letter to her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State expressing hope ---- to appoint two ladies ---- as delegates to the proposed congress. Enclosed is copy of letter from the...

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Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Brevoort House, N.Y.) Your letter arrived just as I was starting on a lecture tour in New England. I hear from Major Pond I am to give one lecture in Indianapolis and possibly ?. I hope to have a chance of seeing...

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Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall. Description: Your letter has given me the greatest pleasure. All that you say of my father's influence is precious to me. I should like nothing better that to lecture in Indianapolis. I have seen my agent, Major Pond and have...

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Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall. Description: May the New Year bring you strength and peace. I am nearing the end of my book on French Art. I now am busy planning a fresh lecture tour in the U.S. I appeal to you for help and counsel as to what places to try for....

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Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Rose Kingsley to May Wright Sewall. Description: I have been obliged to postpone my return to America until 1898. Reasons - illness and death of my brother-in-law. I have been appointed art lecturer at Oxford. Am also deep in a big book on the history of French art...

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