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XVI, personal journal / James E. Talmage, 1913 August-December

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 1
Image of XVI, personal journal / James E. Talmage
Image of XVI, personal journal / James E. Talmage

Scope and Contents

Typewritten journal includes nearly daily entries from August 1 to December 31, 1913. 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 his position as director of Deseret Museum. Mentions ordinations and setting apart of bishops, missionaries, and others in priesthood callings. Includes newspaper clippings and programs related to Talmage. Mentions a trip to Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area. Also documents unvealing of new seagull monument on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, including several clippings on the event. Includes several clippings on his visit to the Maryland conference of the Church. Concludes with copies of patriarchal or father's blessings given to his children on December 31. Dated August-December 1913.


  • 1913 August-December

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


80 p. ; 17 x 26 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 30, Folder 2.


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