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19, personal journal / James E. Talmage, 1915 September-December

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 1
Image of 19, personal journal / James E. Talmage
Image of 19, personal journal / James E. Talmage

Scope and Contents

Typewritten journal includes nearly daily entries from September 1 to December 31, 1915. Begins with Talmage in Salt Lake City, Utah, and ends with him in Washington, DC. 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 entries on trip to California to inspect a fossil bed in La Brea, as well as a trip to the Eastern States to investigate the sentiment of the people there towards Mormonism. Includes entries on another trip east to attend a scientific conference in Washington, DC. Includes newspaper clippings and programs related to Talmage, including the first review of his book "Jesus the Christ" and reports of its sales, as well as addresses he gave. Dated September-December 1915.


  • 1915 September-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


50 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 5.


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