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Talmage, James E. (James Edward), 1862-1933

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1862-1933

Biographical History

James E. Talmage (1862-1933) was a geology professor, author, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

James Edward Talmage was born September 21, 1862 in Hungerford, England. Talmage received a diploma from the Brigham Young Academy Scientific Department in 1881, and then attended Lehigh University (1882-1883), Johns Hopkins University (1883-1884), and Illinois Wesleyan University (1896). He taught at Brigham Young Academy before becoming president of the University of Deseret from 1894 to 1897. He was a professor of geology at the University of Utah from 1897-1907.

On June 14, 1888, Talmage married Merry May Booth, commonly called May. James and May Talmage had eight children together. One of their children, John Talmage, wrote a biography of his father, while Sterling B. Talmage became a geologist.

Talmage was ordained an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1911 and served in that capacity until his death in 1933. He also served as President of the European Mission of the Church from 1924-1928. In addition, he was the author of several books about his religion, including "Jesus the Christ," "The House of the Lord," "The Articles of Faith," and "The Great Apostasy."

James E. Talmage died in 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

Wikipedia, Jan. 25, 2011 (James E. Talmage; James Edward Talmage; b. Sept. 21, 1862 in Hungerford, England; d. July 27, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah; diploma from BYA Scientific Department, 1881; attended Lehigh University (1882-83) Johns Hopkins University (1883-84), Illinois Wesleyan University (1896); taught at BYA; president of Latter-day Saints’ University until 1894; president of University of Deseret, 1894-1897; geology professor at University of Utah, 1897-1907; involved in several academic societies; Talmage served as director of Deseret Museum in 1909 and went to Detroit, Michigan in November, 1909 to participate in the Scotford-Soper-Savage relics craze; married Merry May Booth, 1888; had eight children; member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1911-1933; president of the European Mission of the Church from 1924-1928; author of Jesus the Christ, The House of the Lord, The Articles of Faith, and The Great Apostasy)

mormonwiki, via WWW, Mar. 20, 2017: James E. Talmage (1907 until call as an apostle in 1911, he worked as a full time geological consultant; While teaching at BYA, Talmage served on Provo City council and as justice of the peace. Talmage went to Washington D.C. to testify in the Smoot Hearings; Talmage went to geographical meeting in Russia through Scottish Geographical society and then traveled on geological expedition crossing the Ural Mountains, 1897)

Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:

Articles, poetry, and other material on Brigham Young University

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 607
Scope and Contents Contains eight items related to Brigham Young University, including a poem "The Builder," a tribute to BYU, by Marie Clark Miller; a list of officers of Brigham Young University, 1923-1924; a news article examining the progress of BYU, 1918; a brief history and suggested outline for a history of BYU, with name of compilers, 1920; a copy of the Deseret Weekly containing article about Brigham Young Academy, 1891; a brief history of the Academy from the Contributor written by James Talmage, 1881;...

Brigham Young Academy normal diagrams

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: UA 421
Scope and Contents Holograph diagrams showing which academic skills supported which courses at Brigham Young Academy. The item is dated June 20, 1879 and was "drawn by James E. Talmage."

Charles A. Callis photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS P 22
Overview Collection contains photographs taken by Callis. Subjects include the Callis family, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint leaders, and the Southern States Mission.

James E. Talmage chart

 File — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: UA 608
Scope and Contents Hand drawn chart depicting the general curriculum at Brigham Young Academy including an hourly schedule for classes and activities during each week.

T. E. Daniels photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 271
Scope and Contents Collection includes 22 photographs of Provo, Utah and residents of the city taken by T.E. Daniels between the 1880s and the 1900s. Includes an image of James E. Talmage.

Deseret Museum receipt book and miscellaneous correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1383
Scope and Contents Receipt book for donations and deposits to the Deseret Museum and 20 letters and other miscellaneous items relating to museum business and acquisitions. Several of the items are written by or are about John W. Young, the museum's proprietor; Joseph L. Barfoot, the museum's curator; and James E. Talmage, a scientist and lecturer associated with the museum.

Deseret Museum records, 1891-1903

 Series — Box: 24b, Folder: 14a-14b
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 15
Scope and Contents Contains an inventory of items owned by the Deseret Museum. The inventory was taken by J. Reuben Clark under the direction of museum curator, James E. Talmage between 1891 and 1903.

Daniel Harrington papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 714
Scope and Contents Correspondence, legal papers, mementos, certificates, and family papers. Correspondents include James E. Talmage, George H. Brimhall, and Karl G. Maeser. Also included is a certificate signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.

Daniel Harrington report

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 218
Scope and Contents Collection includes a report card of Harrington's class grades, signed by Karl Maeser and James Talmage.