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

Works

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...

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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...

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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: (The White House) Thanks for your generous letter. 28th President of the United States. Personally participated in the Peace Conference after World War I. Won Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. Correspondent: Wilson,...

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Letter from Zerelda G. (Mrs. David) Wallace to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Zerelda G. (Mrs. David) Wallace to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Zerelda G. (Mrs. David) Wallace to May Wright Sewall. Description: I express my love and admiration for you in our meeting in Washington - especially at your attitude on the Mormon question - so just, and fair, yet loyal to principle. Mother of Indiana author, Lew...

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Magnus Andersen to May Wright Sewall

Magnus Andersen to May Wright Sewall

Magnus Andersen to May Wright Sewall

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Matilde Bajer to May Wright Sewall

Matilde Bajer to May Wright Sewall

Matilde Bajer to May Wright Sewall

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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...

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Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony

Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony

Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony

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Princess Marthe Engalitcheff to May Wright Sewall August 03, 1893

Princess Marthe Engalitcheff to May Wright Sewall August 03, 1893

Princess Marthe Engalitcheff to May Wright Sewell August 03, 1893

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Sewell

Sewell

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