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 James to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall. Description: A note arranging a meeting, perhaps in Boston at the office of his friend Dr. J.J. Putnam, 104 Marlboro St. William James (1842-1910), American psychologist and philosopher; elder brother of novelist Henry James....

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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 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 Lawrence Merry to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William Lawrence Merry to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William Lawrence Merry to May Wright Sewall. Description: (San Jose, Costa Rica). I present the names of six ladies of Costa Rica who will do honor to your appointment to the council at the Buffalo Exposition. William Lawrence Merry (1842-1911), diplomat, merchant,...

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Letter from William R. Holloway to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William R. Holloway to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William R. Holloway to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Holloway expresses his pleasure on receiving a note of congratulations on his appointment as consul general at St. Petersburg. He states that he will be happy to assist Mrs. Sewall or any friends carrying a...

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Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall. Description: (England) I hope you are better. I shall be in town Wednesday or I could see you at Wimbledon on Sunday. Founder and editor of English "Review of Reviews." Nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1903. Devoted...

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Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall. Description: (London) Handwritten - very small, hard to read. Mentions lovers meeting - my son Alfred and Miss Hussey - discusses lack of their finances. He comments - "It is very romantic and beautiful but it is not...

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Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Paris) I shall be at your reception tomorrow night. I suggest you let me bring Mdlle de Pratz to fix up the menu. Founder and editor of English "Review of Reviews." Nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1903....

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Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall. Description: (London) Alfred and his bride arrived here a fortnight ago - Elaine has a cold. I am sending 1. Some copies of my pamphlet on the Hague Convention 2. Methods of Barbarism 3. Character sketch of Roosevelt 4....

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Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall. Description: I was glad to get your letter of January 10 and know you had time to look at the opening chapters of my book. You are right - it is better to humanize the world than Americanize it. Founder and editor of English...

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Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from William T. Stead to May Wright Sewall. Description: (England) I hope you are better. I shall be in town Wednesday or I could see you at Wimbledon on Sunday. Founder and editor of English "Review of Reviews." Nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1903. Devoted...

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