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 Agnes Booth-Schoeffel to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Agnes Booth-Schoeffel to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Agnes Booth-Schoeffel to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Booth-Schoeffel sends her regrets that previous engagements will prevent her attendance at the World's Congress of Representative Women. Mrs. Agnes Booth-Schoeffel was considered one of the most renowned...

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Letter from Agnes Fletcher to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Agnes Fletcher to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Agnes Fletcher to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mrs. Fletcher writes to thank Mrs. Sewall for her hospitality, a funny and flowery note about "yesterday's enjoyment spent at your house". Agnes Fletcher, an Indianapolis friend of Sewall, possibly wife of William...

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Letter from Agnes Repplier to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Agnes Repplier to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Agnes Repplier to May Wright Sewall. Description: Confirms speaking date in Indianapolis February 24 (1897?), then indicates a number of subjects and titles. Agnes Repplier (1855-1950), American essayist. She first gained a national audience through publication in...

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Letter from Agnes Repplier to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Agnes Repplier to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Agnes Repplier to May Wright Sewall. Description: Confirms speaking date in Indianapolis February 24 (1897?), then indicates a number of subjects and titles. Agnes Repplier (1855-1950), American essayist. She first gained a national audience through publication in...

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Letter from Albert J. Beveridge to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Albert J. Beveridge to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Albert J. Beveridge to May Wright Sewall. Description: Senator Beveridge acknowledges Sewall's congratulations on his election. Her letter seems to have included some suggestions for him in his new role. He promises to consider them and will call upon her soon to...

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Letter from Alcée Fortier to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Alcée Fortier to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Alcée Fortier to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Fortier accepts an invitation to speak at the Contemporary Club of Indianapolis. He lists lectures that he has given previously, on Louisiana, on travel to France and on French drama. Alcee Fortier was a...

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Letter from Alcée Fortier to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Alcée Fortier to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Alcée Fortier to May Wright Sewall. Description: Mr. Fortier accepts an invitation to speak at the Contemporary Club of Indianapolis. He lists lectures that he has given previously, on Louisiana, on travel to France and on French drama. Alcee Fortier was a...

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Letter from Alfred F. Potts to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Alfred F. Potts to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Alfred F. Potts to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Indianapolis). A most beautiful and complimentary letter about May Wright Sewall. Closes with ."in short realize a man's ideal of perfect womanhood and still impossible as it seems lead a strenuous life, active in...

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Letter from Alfred Mansfield Brooks to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Alfred Mansfield Brooks to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Alfred Mansfield Brooks to May Wright Sewall. Description: Brooks forwards to Sewall documents discussed on a recent afternoon in her home. He thanks her most eloquently for her hospitality. Alfred Mansfield Brooks, author and historian, was the first faculty...

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Letter from Alfred Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Alfred Stead to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Alfred Stead to May Wright Sewall. Description: I send copies of the Children's Magazine - the American copies will be in larger type. I hope to see you on Saturday morning at about 11:30. With the free kindergarten and Indiana Board we should get a good start. Son...

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