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 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 writes to see about a proposed lecture at an Indianapolis club. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was the author of many books including "Women and Economics" and "Herland". She also published the...

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Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall. Description: Don't take for granted anything which I may or may not do - but tell me plainly what I ought to do. Sewall has apparently approached Miss Barton to propose that the Red Cross become an ally of the National Council of...

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Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall. Description: Barton sends thanks for the four volumes sent (possibly the records of the International Council of Women published by Sewall in 1909). She goes on to praise the life and work of Susan B. Anthony. Clara Barton was...

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Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall. Description: Barton thanks May Wright Sewall and other "rare friends" for the support they had shown in a matter before Congress. Around this time, Barton's administration of the American Red Cross was being called into question. ...

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Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall. Description: Barton seems to be apologizing for a misunderstanding and hastens to answer Sewall's letter to correct it. She comments about being asked to interest herself with the WRC (Woman's Relief Corps) and GAR (Grand Army of...

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Letter from Constance Smedley to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Constance Smedley to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Constance Smedley to May Wright Sewall. Description: (London) I am coming to America in February and March. We thank you for the council literature. Comments about organizing Lyceum clubs in America. Asks for a article by May Wright Sewall in "Madame" on the Lyceum...

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Letter from Cora di Brazza to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Cora di Brazza to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Cora di Brazza to May Wright Sewall. Description: Countess di Brazza sends Sewall a copy of Vita Feminiti, the organ of the Italian Council of Women, apologizing for some of the content. She is happy to know that Sewall may establish communication with her friend...

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Letter from D.P. Thompson to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from D.P. Thompson to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from D.P. Thompson to May Wright Sewall. Description: Regarding appointment of delegates by the Ottoman government to a Congress of Representative women - your request will be presented to the "Sublime Perte"(?) - I remind you the Ottoman government will be slow to act...

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Letter from David Starr Jordan to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from David Starr Jordan to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from David Starr Jordan to May Wright Sewall. Description: (On board the S.S. Minnetonka.) He has received both sets of reports of the International gathering of women. and read the books with much interest, sending one set to the University Library. The international...

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Letter from David Starr Jordan to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from David Starr Jordan to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from David Starr Jordan to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Greeley, Colorado). I congratulate you in the success of your conference. You are right that people upset by anything that happens have no deep convictions. I agree with you as to Wilson & Bryan. It is...

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