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 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: Mr. Foulke states that he is interested in the work of the Council but at present is engaged in the reform of civil services. His wife's health is not good. William Dudley Foulke was a lifelong advocate of...

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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: Mr. Foulke states that he is interested in the work of the Council but at present is engaged in the reform of civil services. His wife's health is not good. William Dudley Foulke was a lifelong advocate of...

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Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall. Description: Forsyth thanks Mrs. Sewall for her letter of congratulations and good wishes on a successful exhibition in Chicago. He expresses his hope that this show is only a beginning and that the future will bring more...

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Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall. Description: Regarding Mrs. Sewall's request for a contribution of his artwork for the National American Women's Suffrage Association bazaar in N.Y., Forsyth has selected a characteristic study of trees in water color and...

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Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Forsyth agrees to hang pictures for an exhibit. He then invites Mrs. Sewall to visit his studio, suggesting that she come as soon after noon as possible on account of the light. He promises to show her his...

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Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Forsyth to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Forsyth agrees to hang pictures for an exhibit. He then invites Mrs. Sewall to visit his studio, suggesting that she come as soon after noon as possible on account of the light. He promises to show her his...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From Cambridge). A note arranging for a meeting. "How will Tuesday the 15 at 3:30 PM do?" William James (1842-1910), American psychologist and philosopher; elder brother of novelist Henry James. William James taught...

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Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall. Description: Regrets not being able to see her, as he is between two country visits, and won't have the pleasure of seeing her or hearing of her experiences. "After all, would it do much good? We move on such different lives...

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Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From Cambridge). A note arranging for an interview while he is in New Hampshire in August. William James (1842-1910), American psychologist and philosopher; elder brother of novelist Henry James. William James...

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