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James E. Talmage letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7663

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the letter that James E. Talmage wrote to President Joseph F. Smith and his counselors, surrendering the copyright of his book "Jesus the Christ" to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is dated October 16, 1915 and was sent to the brethren in Salt Lake City. The document is signed by James E. Talmage and is also signed by two witnesses.


  • 1915


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James Edward Talmage letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

James E. Talmage was born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England in 1862 and was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1911 until his death in 1933.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Shannon Howells in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Shannon Howells; 2010.


Proof of Church's ownership to "Jesus the Christ" book.

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Devon Zimmerman, student manuscript processor, and David Whittaker, curator.

Register of James E. Talmage letter
Devon Zimmerman
2010 September 29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States