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Susan Ertz letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6178

Scope and Contents

Two page letter from Susan Ertz to the editor of the Boston Evening Transcript. Ertz wrote the letter in response to comments that had been made in the paper because of her book “The Proselyte” about Mormons. She addresses what she feels are the problems with many books about Mormons and says that there are only a few which are worth reading, which she names. Dated 1933.

Dates

  • 1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Susan Ertz letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Susan Ertz (1894-1985), British author.

Susan Ertz was born in Surrey, England, to Americans Charles and Mary Ertz. During her childhood she lived in both the US and England, but chose to stay in England when she turned eighteen. She married a British Army officer, John McCriddle in 1932. She wrote around twenty novels, many of them dealing with a female lead character who tries to understand a hostile world. One of her more well known books (and also the one the letter deals with) is entitled The Proselyte and deals with an English woman marrying a Mormon missionary and moving to Utah with him. She died 11 April 1985.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

Two page letter from Susan Ertz to the editor of the Boston Evening Transcript. Ertz wrote the letter in response to comments that had been made in the paper because of her book “The Proselyte” about Mormons. She addresses what she feels are the problems with many books about Mormons and says that there are only a few which are worth reading, which she names. Dated 1933.

Custodial History

Found in the stacks 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the stacks 2008.

Appraisal

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007) because the letter's contents deal with a book on Mormons.

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Creator

Title
Register of Susan Ertz letter
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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