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: 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: 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 Carrie Chapman Catt to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Carrie Chapman Catt to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Carrie Chapman Catt to May Wright Sewall. Description: Carrie Chapman Catt reports to Sewall on business conducted at an International Council of Women Executive meeting in Paris. Under discussion was Sewall's proposed publication of the proceedings of a Berlin...

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Letter from Catherine Merrill to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Catherine Merrill to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Catherine Merrill to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am relieved to hear of Mr. Sewall's recovery. I received your note inviting me to the opera house and to a seat on the platform. I was prevented by unexpected company from acceptance of more than the invitation...

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Letter from Charles Dudley Warner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Charles Dudley Warner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Charles Dudley Warner to May Wright Sewall. Description: Please dismiss from your mind that I am a lecturer. I should like to talk to the Contemporary Club without pay. Suggests as subject "the solidarity of literature." An optional subject - "Mexico." American man...

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Letter from Charles Dudley Warner to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Charles Dudley Warner to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Charles Dudley Warner to May Wright Sewall. Description: Attempts to establish a date when he is to speak in Indianapolis in October. American man of letters. Collaborated with Mark Twain in writing "The Gilded Age." Best known for his collection of...

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Letter from Charles F. Thwing to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Charles F. Thwing to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Charles F. Thwing to May Wright Sewall. Description: I regret I was not able to pay my respects before leaving Chicago. There are many questions I should like to discuss with you. American educator. President, Western Reserve University and Adelbert College,...

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Letter from Charles Gordon Ames to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Charles Gordon Ames to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Charles Gordon Ames to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Ames apologizes for misinformation she received - he will not be able to speak (at Susan B. Anthony's birthday banquet in Washington) "I am sure that you will suffer from a plethora of talk." Sends a...

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Letter from Charles W. Bozenta to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Charles W. Bozenta to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Charles W. Bozenta to May Wright Sewall. Description: Count Chlapowski writes for his wife. He states that Mme. Modjeska was delighted to hear that Mme. Janauschek, Miss Georgie Cayvan, Miss Clara Morris had been invited to the Congress as representatives of the...

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Letter from Charlotte Perkins Stetson to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Charlotte Perkins Stetson to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Charlotte Perkins Stetson to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Stetson asks May Wright Sewall to write to "some Chicago friend" on behalf of Ina Coolbrith, a poet from Oakland who is visiting in Chicago. Coolbrith was an intimate of Mark Twain, Bret Harte and...

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