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22, personal journal / James E. Talmage, 1917-1918

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 1
Image of 22, personal journal / James E. Talmage
Image of 22, personal journal / James E. Talmage

Scope and Contents

Typewritten journal includes nearly daily entries from January 1, 1917, to December 31, 1918. Begins and ends with Talmage in Salt Lake City, Utah. Most entries are 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. Includes mentions of the escalation of warfare in Europe, including the eventual involvement of the United States in April 1917, and the reaction of Utah and the Church to the war. Much of the end the journal includes entries on the effects the influenza epidemic in late 1918, the ending of World War I, and the health and eventual death of President Joseph F. Smith. Includes newspaper clippings and programs related to Talmage, including many on Talmage's addresses on various topics such as the mission and purpose of the Church and the Church's stand and involvement in the war. Also includes photographs of Talmage's daughter, Elsie, and her twin baby daughters. Dated 1917-1918.


  • 1917-1918

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


195 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.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm copy of journal is on Reel 4. Photocopy of journal is in Box 31, Folder 1.


Typescript, 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