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 Susan Huntington Hooker to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Susan Huntington Hooker to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Susan Huntington Hooker to May Wright Sewall. Description: Hooker writes to solicit funds for a stained glass window in Manadrin, Florida as a memorial for Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband. Susan Huntington Hooker was a trustee of the Stowe Memorial...

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Letter from Theodore Stanton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Theodore Stanton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Theodore Stanton to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mother sends me from New York your letter concerning Miss Augusta Holmes. I have sent it on to her. Miss Holmes musical contribution to the Exhibition of 1889 was one of the great events of the summer. I sail for...

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Letter from Urbain Sohied to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Urbain Sohied to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Urbain Sohied to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Paris) I received the invitation, I hope to be present at one of your lectures. I wait for the honor of meeting you. Correspondent: Sohied, Urbain Date: 1900-07; 1900 Time period: 1900s (1900-1909); 20th...

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Letter from W.A. Reid to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from W.A. Reid to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from W.A. Reid to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From London). Invites May Wright Sewall to a tea party Friday afternoon at 4:30. Correspondent: Reid, W.A. Date: 1898-07-05; 1898 Time period: 1890s (1890-1899); 19th century; Subject: Sewall, May Wright,...

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Letter from W.O. Gresham to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from W.O. Gresham to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from W.O. Gresham to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Gresham acknowledges Sewall's letter requesting that the government of Germany name two women to attend a World's Congress of Representative Women coincident with the Wortld's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He...

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Letter from W.T. Harris to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from W.T. Harris to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from W.T. Harris to May Wright Sewall. Description: Harris states he would be glad to see May Wright Sewall and invites her to come to his office. William Torrey Harris was an American educator and philosopher. Correspondent: Harris, William Torrey, 1835-1909 Date:...

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Letter from William Allen White to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Allen White to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Allen White to May Wright Sewall. Description: He is coming to Indianapolis on business to Bobbs-Merrill. Will try to fit in schedule and visit May Wright Sewall American journalist. Editor and owner of the Emporia, Kansas, "Gazette." Distinguished for his...

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Letter from William Allen White to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Allen White to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Allen White to May Wright Sewall. Description: Short note - thanks for pleasant visit. American journalist. Editor and owner of the Emporia, Kansas, "Gazette." Distinguished for his editorials. Correspondent: White, William Allen, 1868-1944 Subject: Sewall,...

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Letter from William Dudley Foulke to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Dudley Foulke to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Dudley Foulke to May Wright Sewall. Description: Foulke expresses his appreciation for the invitation to Susan B. Anthony's dinner and his profound regret at not being able to attend. He had just received word that his father had died; otherwise, he would...

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Letter from William Dudley Foulke to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Dudley Foulke to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Dudley Foulke to May Wright Sewall. Description: Foulke congratulates Mrs. Sewall on securing Mr. Bonaparte to speak at the Comtemporary. He is sorry that he missed seeing her when last in Indianapolis. Mrs. Foulke is still ill. William Dudley Foulke was...

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