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26, personal journal / James E. Talmage, 1924-1925

 Item — Box: 6, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 1
Image of 26, personal journal / James E. Talmage
Image of 26, personal journal / James E. Talmage

Scope and Contents

Typewritten and handwritten journal includes nearly daily entries from January 1, 1924, to December 31, 1925. Begins and ends with Talmage in Salt Lake City, Utah. The first half includes primarily entries of meetings, lectures, funerals, and other duties pertaining to his calling as an Apostle, particularly attending stake conferences and traveling to different regions of the United States. The second half revolves around Talmage's appointment as president of the European Mission in August 1924. Includes copies of the blessings he, his wife, and two children received when being set apart in October. Most entries for the end of 1924 and all of 1925 pertain primarily to meetings with missionaries and members around Europe, or other duties as mission president. Includes newspaper clippings and programs related to Talmage, including many on Talmage's addresses on various topics, as well as news of advancements in flight and Talmage's reply to claims the Church is still practicing polygamy, and other issues against the Church in British newspapers. Also includes a photograph of missionaries to serve in the new German-Austrian Mission. Dated 1924-1925.


  • 1924-1925

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Digital copy of the first twelve of thirty volumes of Talmage's personal journals (1879-1911) available online. Unedited typescripts and microfilm of all thirty volumes also available.

Conditions Governing Use

The literary rights to the Talmage collection rest with the Harold B. Lee Library and the Talmage family. Permission to publish material from the James E. Talmage collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services at


117 p. ; 30 cm

Language of Materials


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A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

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File-level inventory available online.


Typescript and holograph, includes newspaper clippings and photographs.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States