Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon papers

Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon papers

Dates: Approximately 1866-1954

Collection contains the autobiography of Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon. The collection dates from 1866-1954 and accounts her life on the frontier in both Utah and Alberta, as well as financial and family hardships, church service, and transcontinental travel. Provides insight into the experience of Mormon women in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dated approximately 1866-1954.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Gordon, Margaret Elizabeth Schutt, 1866-1966
  • Call Number: MSS 8253
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8253; Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8253, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by unknown party in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 2013.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Canada; Mormon missionaries--Canada--Diaries; Gordon, Margaret Elizabeth Schutt, 1866-1966; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Canada
Processing Information
Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator, 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Gordon (Margaret Elizabeth Schutt) papers
Finding Aid Author
Catie Freedman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-13 15:08:32 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon (1866-1966) was a mother and genealogist.

Margaret Elizabeth Schutt Gordon was born on January 29, 1866, in Ossett, Yorkshire, England, to parents Henry and Eliza Brereton Vernon Schutt. At the age of 10 her family moved to British Colombia, Canada while her parents served as missionaries for the Church of England. In 1885 she converted to Mormonism and her family moved to Utah. Here she met James Frater Gordon and they were married on July 13, 1893, in Logan, Utah. Together they had 4 children. Her family moved back to Canada and served as missionaries, trying to expand Mormonism throughout Alberta. They later moved back to Utah where she began to gain an appreciation for genealogy. Eventually Margaret and James settled in Los Angeles, California. She continued to do genealogy work until her death on October 3, 1966, in San Francisco, California.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts