May Wright Sewall Papers

OverviewStatisticsSubjects

About

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

Works

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) I am sending you copies of a pamphlet on the International Union. Mentions Provisional Committee in Paris. Mme Selenka is anxious that the 18 of May be celebrated. I shall be glad to have your report on...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Letter from Wm. M. Evarts to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Wm. M. Evarts to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Wm. M. Evarts to May Wright Sewall. Description: William Evarts regrets he is unable to attend the celebration for Susan B. Anthony due to a prior commitment. William Maxwell Evarts was an American lawyer and statesman. He was a U.S. Senator and served as Secretary...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Letter from Wong Kai Kah to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Wong Kai Kah to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Wong Kai Kah to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Wong thanks Mrs. Sewall for the photographs she sent and discusses plans for a visit to Indianapolis. There seems to be a spiritualist turn to the correspondence as he mentions Mrs. Sewall's contact with his...

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Letter from Woodrow Wilson to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Woodrow Wilson to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Woodrow Wilson to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Princeton) Regarding speaking before Contemporary Club - schedule problem - also he has a "protective tariff" - a fee of $100 and expenses. 28th President of the United States. Personally participated in the Peace...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Matilde Bajer to May Wright Sewall

Matilde Bajer to May Wright Sewall

Matilde Bajer to May Wright Sewall

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Mortgage loan document

Mortgage loan document

Metadata: Title: Mortgage loan document Description: Blank mortgage document from Fletcher & Sharpe's Bank in Indianapolis, Indiana dated May 1, 1884. Theodore Lovett Sewall's handwritten note on back stating funds were procured for a building. Date: 1884-05-01; 1884 Time period: 1880s...

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 50% needs review
Sewell

Sewell

2 pages: 50% indexed, 100% transcribed, 50% needs review
Visitors Register Vol. I

Visitors Register Vol. I

Visitor's Register Volume I

Some pages still need work. Help out!

95 pages: 4% indexed, 94% transcribed, 40% needs review
Visitors Register Vol. II

Visitors Register Vol. II

Visitor's Register Vol. II

Some pages still need work. Help out!

72 pages: 1% indexed, 99% transcribed, 49% needs review
Visitors Register Vol. III

Visitors Register Vol. III

Visitors Register Vol. III

Some pages still need work. Help out!

53 pages: 2% indexed, 79% transcribed, 26% needs review
Displaying Work 351 - 360 of 360 in total

Show All

Subject Categories

People, Places