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Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920



  • Existence: May 27, 1844 - July 22, 1920

Biographical Information

May Wright Sewall was a significant leader in the women's suffrage movement and one of Indiana's most prominent suffragists.

Sewall, an ally to national suffrage leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, led numerous suffrage groups in Indiana, founded over fifty organizations promoting women's rights and education, and was instrumental in forming the National Council of Women of the United States.


May Wright Sewall (n.d.). Indiana Commission for Women. Retrieved from:

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Paulina T. Merritt papers on the Indiana Women's Suffrage Movement

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 108
Scope and Contents The Paulina T. Merritt papers on the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Movement document Paulina Merritt’s activities pertaining to the suffrage movement in Indiana in the late 19th century.  It includes correspondence to elected officials, among them Senator Benjamin Harrison, concerning voting rights as well as correspondence with leaders in the women’s suffrage movement including May Wright Sewall. Also included in the collection is an autobiographical sketch of Merritt, as well as some clippings and...
Dates: 1860 - 1913; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1895