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Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1856-1933

Biographical History

Susa Young Gates (1856-1933) was a writer and a prominent female public figure.

Susa Young Gates was a daughter of Brigham Young, the second prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was baptized into the same church and dedicated much of her time and efforts to church service. She married young and was divorced, and then remarried in 1880. She pioneered the Brigham Young Academy music department, founded the "Young Woman's Journal," served on the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees, joined the National Council of Women, and more.

Citation

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, via WWW, April 5, 2021 (Susa Young Gates - Church History Topics, Restoration and Church History)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Laura J. Adamson account of a dream

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 127
Scope and Contents Typewritten autobiographical account of a dream told by Laura J. Adamson. The story was written down by Susa Young Gates. Adamson relates that the dream gave her information relating to a brutal murder of Adamson family members, and she says that the murdered people came back from the dead to tell her to commit herself more fully to the Mormon faith.
Dates: 1916

Susa Young Gates notebook

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 820
Scope and Contents This is a holograph original of the piece "A Grateful Mother's Standpoint" given to her, as she believed, by inspiration. The story deals with the biblical Rachel and her life in polygamy. She alludes to the then current state of polygamous families and the presecution faced by the Latter-day Saint community.
Dates: 1898

Scott G. Kenney research materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2022
Scope and Contents Photocopies of correspondence, minutes, journals, and subject research files of Scott Kinney. These materials relate to Joseph F. Smith (1832-1918) sixth President of the LDS Church. The bulk of the collection deals with the years 1870 to 1918. These research files are documentation for Kinney's proposed biography of Smith.
Dates: 1820-1984

Karl G. Maeser religious lecture minutes

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2980
Scope and Contents Minutes to lectures given by Karl G. Maeser in his Book of Mormon, New Testament, extempore exercises, and grand theology religion classes at the Brigham Young Academy. Minutes recorded by James E. Talmage, Susa Young, Zina Williams, and others. Second folder includes a typed copy of the minutes, prepared by Evelyn C. Fannin in about the late 1990s.
Dates: 1878-1879

Oral history interview with Elsie Booth Brockbank

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 51
Scope and Contents Interview by Hollis Scott with Elsie B. Brockbank, daughter of John Edge Booth, regarding her father, his marriages, law career, and family associations with Heber J. Grant and Susa Y. Gates. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Dates: 1977

Reed Smoot correspondence, 1891-1941

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1187 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains Reed Smoot's personal and professional correspondence, both outgoing and incoming. Includes letters to government employees and departments, Brigham Young University, and others. Also contains letters to and from Susa Young Gates, Merrill Nibley, and several others. Includes some correspondence to U.S. Presidents, such as Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Dated 1891-1941.
Dates: 1891-1941

Reminiscences of Brigham Young Academy

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 594
Scope and Contents Contains an article on the origin of the Music department by Susa Young Gates; recollections of teaching in the Primary department by Anna Smoot Taylor; a brief overview of the Ladies Work department by Jennie Tanner; and a tribute to A. O. Smoot (authorship unknown).
Dates: Publication: 1892

Tokyo Letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2345
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter dated 23 July 1903 from Tokyo, Japan and addressed to Helen and Owen. The author of the item is unknown, but he refers to "Aunt Susa Gates" in Logan, Utah.
Dates: 1903 July 23