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30, personal journal / James E. Talmage, 1932-1933

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 1
Image of 30, personal journal / James E. Talmage
Image of 30, personal journal / James E. Talmage

Scope and Contents

Typewritten journal includes nearly daily entries from January 1, 1932, to July 4, 1933. He died on July 27, 1933. Begins with Talmage in Salt Lake City, Utah. Most entries pertain to meetings, travels, and other duties related to his calling as an Apostle. These include funerals, presiding at stake conferences, setting apart missionaries and bishoprics, ordaining men to priesthood offices, and meeting with various committees and Church organizations. Also includes entries related to family events. Mentions his declining health and frequent falls. Includes several newspaper clippings related to Talmage's addresses and travels, or other important Church and world news, including deaths of Church leaders and a large article on Talmage and his wife in the July 1932 "Improvement Era.". Also includes articles on Talmage's death and funeral services, dated up to August 5, 1933. Dated 1932-1933.


  • 1932-1933

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


133 p. ; 30 cm

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

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

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


Typescript, includes newspaper clippings.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States