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 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 RMS Adriatic). Your letter met me at Southampton. I will spend a few days in N.Y. before going back to California. Later I shall be in Boston about November 20 - spend a month there and in Ottawa on my...

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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: (Westen Reserve University - President's House). Mrs. Mead asks me to name women in California who can speak for peace. There are not many and you should know them better than I. --- Then he names about 5. I wish...

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Letter from Dr. J. Mandello to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Dr. J. Mandello to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Dr. J. Mandello to May Wright Sewall. Description: (From Tirol, Austria). I have not received the volumes you sent, but I am sure they will reach me safely. I will be glad to review your work and send you a copy of my reviews. Budapest, Hungary. Professor of social...

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Letter from Dr. J. Mandello to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Dr. J. Mandello to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Dr. J. Mandello to May Wright Sewall. Description: Offers condolences on death of Mr. Sewall. There is some consideration of giving May Wright Sewall's nephew an assignment in Dr. Mandello's office. If nephew comes Dr. Mandello recommends travel and contacts in...

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Letter from E. Jean Nelson Penfeld to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from E. Jean Nelson Penfeld to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from E. Jean Nelson Penfeld to May Wright Sewall. Description: Asks May Wright Sewall to be a voucher for and endorse a Mrs. A.C. Fish for membership in SOROSIS. E. Jean Nelson Penfield (1872-1961), lawyer, lecturer, writer. A native of Greencastle, Indiana and a...

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Letter from Edmund Russell to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Edmund Russell to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Edmund Russell to May Wright Sewall. Description: I send you these few letters and must try to tell you a few words about each. Talks about the various letter writers. Correspondent: Russell, Edmund Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920 Genre:...

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Letter from Edmund Russell to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Edmund Russell to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Edmund Russell to May Wright Sewall. Description: My dear friend, It seem ages since I heard from you.will you not write a few lines and tell me how you are, where you are going this summer and how Mr. Sewall is. Letterhead: The Hoffman House, Madison Square, New...

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Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall. Description: Hale informs May Wright Sewall of his schedule of speaking engagements in Indianapolis and Normal, Illinois. He and his daughter will be the guests of Miss Merrill on North Capitol Avenue. Edward Everett Hale...

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Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Hale promises to do his best to include a visit to Indianapolis in his western appointments. "There is no place where I should be more glad to speak." Edward Everett Hale was an author and theologian with a...

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Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Edward Everett Hale to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Hale apologizes for referring to Sewall as a "Miss" rather than the "honorable title which you bear." Edward Everett Hale was an author and theologian with a deep interest in the anti-slavery movement and...

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