May Wright Sewall Papers

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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.

Works

Agnes Booth Schoeffel to May Wright Sewall April 12, 1893

Agnes Booth Schoeffel to May Wright Sewall

4 pages: 50% indexed, 100% transcribed

Agnes Repellier to May Wright Sewall November 8. 1986

Agnes Repllier to May Wright Sewell November 8. 1986

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed

Albert Apponyi to May Wright Sewall June 27, 1914

Albert Apponyi to May Wright Sewall June 27, 1914

2 pages: 50% indexed, 100% transcribed

Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall August 31, 1918

Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall August 31, 1918

8 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed

Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall July 29, 1919

Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall July 29, 1919

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed

Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall September 10, 1919

Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewell September 10, 1919

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed

German lady to May Wright Sewall

German lady to May Wright Sewall

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed

Letter from --- to May Wright Sewall

Letter from --- to May Wright Sewall

3 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed

Princess Marthe Engalitcheff to May Wright Sewall August 03, 1893

Princess Marthe Engalitcheff to May Wright Sewell August 03, 1893

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed

Wong Kai Kah to May Wright Sewall August 25, 1905

Wong Kai Kah to May Wright Sewall

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed

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