Ertz, Susan

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Author Susan Ertz was born in England of American parents; after moving back and forth between the countries in her childhood, she settled in England. She wrote popular novels and short stories, generally on the theme of a young woman moved from a sheltered environment into the outside world, who learns to cope with her new surroundings. Readers praised her likeable characters, charming plots, and intelligent prose.

From the description of Susan Ertz letter to Mr. Kernan, 1930 March 18. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53432685

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.

From the guide to the Susan Ertz letter, 1933, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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creatorOf Susan Ertz letter, 1933 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Ertz, Susan. Susan Ertz letter to Mr. Kernan, 1930 March 18. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Ertz, Susan. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1931. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ertz, Susan. Correspondence with Mrs. Botley, 52 Chester Terrace, n.d., June 21, 1919, June 28, 1929, July 3, 1929 / Susan Ertz. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Clark, Donald Lemen, 1888-1966. Donald Lemen Clark papers, 1927-1956. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Ertz, Susan, 1894-1985,. Susan Ertz letter. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Donald Lemen Clark Papers, 1927-1956. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Partington, Frederick E., d. 1924,. Women authors collection, Do-E, 1865-1997. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Ertz, Susan. Letter to [Florence] Lipkin. New York, NY. 1932 Apr. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Botley, Mrs. person
associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
associatedWith Cairns Collection of American Women Writers. corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, Donald Lemen, 1888-1966. person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Lipkin, Florence, person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections. corporateBody
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Women authors, English--Correspondence
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Birth 1894

Death 1985-04-11





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