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 Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am distressed of your physical condition, I trust you will come through. Nicholson and I have a good stenographer. She will make two copies - I will return original and one to you - the other I will use with...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: I haven't heard from Howland. I suggest you write him. I am persona-non-grata at Harpers since my friend there died. I have contacted Appleton - they were interested. Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington,...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am grateful to be asked to be a judge, but I work very late, sleep till noon. If I rise earlier I am a dazed shell -- it would be reported - "He warn't fitten fer it." Indianapolis author. Correspondent:...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Howland will doubtless talk over the contract with you - he will be fair. Terms are usually customary 10% of gross on sales up to 10,000 and 15% thereafter. Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington,...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: Bad weather prevented me from making the trip to Eliot on Thursday. I will bring back the MSS at the first possible opportunity. Here follow comments on May Wright Sewall's manuscript. A representative of Harper's...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: You cannot know what immense good your letter has done for me. I have had a longing eye on Washington - many have attempted it and left their literary bones there. Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington,...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: Sorry to miss Contemporary Board meeting. Am forwarding a circular concerning Mrs. Henry Baker's readings. Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Date: 1899-10-01; 1899 Time period: 1890s...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: Suggest Bobbs Merrill as publisher. Reminds it is slow business. Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Date: 1919-03-09; 1919 Time period: 1910s (1910-1919); 20th century; Subject:...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am distressed of your physical condition, I trust you will come through. Nicholson and I have a good stenographer. She will make two copies - I will return original and one to you - the other I will use with...

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Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall. Description: Bobbs Merrill people are slow. They are still "approaching a decision." Mr Howland who is literary advisor is in favor. Indianapolis author. Correspondent: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Date: 1919-05-08; 1919 Time...

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