Susan Ertz letter

Susan Ertz letter

Dates: 1933

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.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ertz, Susan, 1894-1985
  • Call Number: MSS 6178
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6178; Susan Ertz letter; 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6178, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the stacks 2008.
Acquisition Information
Found in the stacks 2008.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Ertz, Susan, 1894-1985--Correspondence; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature; Mormons
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana because the letter's contents deal with a book on Mormons.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Ertz (Susan) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-05T13:00-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

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 18. She married a British Army officer, John McCriddle in 1932. She wrote around 20 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.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts