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 Edwin Markham to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Edwin Markham to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Edwin Markham to May Wright Sewall. Description: I am sending some lines inspired by our passion for peace. You are at liberty to suggest changes. It was a great pleasure to meet you again at the Ebell Society - May your years be long for your great service in the...

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Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall. Description: Twas a charming visit I had with you and I am fully convinced if I could repeat it every few months, I could get some great things out of my ink well. I spent Sunday with that peculiar man John Bryan of Ohio ; and in...

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Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall. Description: It was a right profitable little visit I had with you. I never would admit this to my Boston friends, - it was the event of my trip. I'm to be in Indiana the week beginning July 11 - will be in Indianapolis, Friday...

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Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall. Description: On my way to the station from your house I met a strange man who informed me he heard my lecture at the Contemporary Club - and this man made slighting and slurring remarks about one "Jacob Dunn" - because said Jacob...

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Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall. Description: Thank you for your kind invitation to be your guest while in Indianapolis - The calendar you mentioned did not come, so you will have to advise me the exact date I am to be with you. I think I'd like to speak on...

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Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall. Description: Yes, I gladly send some books for the S___(?) table. Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), American author, master craftsman, and editor. After retiring from his job in sales and advertising for a manufacturing company,...

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Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall. Description: I'll be in Muncie Wed., 14 - Indianapolis the 15. Will call on you about 1 p.m. I'm hard at work on my new lecture, "Prickly Heat vs Genius" (?). Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), American author, master craftsman, and...

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Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall. Description: I hear you came first in the debate - It must have been fun. I am to be in Muncie, July 14 - Indianapolis 15 or 16th - if you are not there, I'll sigh three times and hunt up Meredith Nicholson. Elbert Hubbard...

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Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to May Wright Sewall. Description: It will give me great pleasure to meet with the Contemporary Club; and I would name the November meeting as most convenient. Next to these January or February will suit me. Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), American...

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Letter from Elizabeth Phelps Reese to May Wright Sewall.

Letter from Elizabeth Phelps Reese to May Wright Sewall.

Metadata: Title: Letter from Elizabeth Phelps Reese to May Wright Sewall. Description: (Rome). I have just received your letter and your "Genesis of the International." Laments the passing of friends. A seven page rambling letter on varied topics - many personal. Correspondent: Reese, Elizabeth...

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