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 Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am at last back home after three months travel - I thank you for the hospitality under your roof. Southern author who wrote "dialect" stories in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her works include...

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Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am at last back home after three months travel - I thank you for the hospitality under your roof. Southern author who wrote "dialect" stories in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her works include...

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Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall. Description: Thanks for your letter. Your arrangements are satisfactory. I have put down 2 dates. Jan. 27 for Contemporary Club and the next Friday morning for your school. I suggest several dialect readings: one a negro...

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Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Ruth McEnery Stuart to May Wright Sewall. Description: Discusses coming and doing her reading in Indianapolis. There is a statement as to fee, but no figure in this letter. Southern author who wrote "dialect" stories in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her...

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Letter from Samuel Merrill to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Samuel Merrill to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Samuel Merrill to May Wright Sewall. Description: I know you will be pleased to know Babu P.C. Mozoomdar. He stands high in India in learning and eloquence. You will find him a man of refinement. Samuel Merrill, U.S. Consul-General, Calcutta, India,...

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Letter from Sarah Hackett Stevenson to the President of the Propylaeum.

Letter from Sarah Hackett Stevenson to the President of the Propylaeum.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Sarah Hackett Stevenson to the President of the Propylaeum. Description: Must decline invitation to meeting honoring the International president - May Wright Sewall. Member of Committee for Organization of the World's Congress of Representative Women, Chicago,...

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Letter from Sarah Pike Conger to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Sarah Pike Conger to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Sarah Pike Conger to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Conger expresses her admiration of Sewall's work. She recommends Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Headland as sources of information on China. They were in China many years, he as a professor in Peking and Mrs. Headland...

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Letter from Sol Smith Russell to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Sol Smith Russell to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Sol Smith Russell to May Wright Sewall. Description: We thank you for your invitation for Sunday, but we cannot attend. Thank you for your kind words on our performance on Fitch's play. American comic actor in the late 19th century. Correspondent: Russell, Sol...

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Letter from Susan E. Wallace to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Susan E. Wallace to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Susan E. Wallace to May Wright Sewall. Description: Declines invitation. Wife of Indiana author, Lew Wallace. Correspondent: Wallace, Susan E. (Susan Elston), 1830-1907 Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920; Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 Genre: Correspondence; Theme:...

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Letter from Susan E. Wallace to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Susan E. Wallace to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Susan E. Wallace to May Wright Sewall. Description: Thanks for kind letter (apparently a letter of condolence). Comments about "Prince of India" - words of love for husband. Wife of Indiana author, Lew Wallace. Correspondent: Wallace, Susan E. (Susan Elston),...

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