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20, personal journal / James E. Talmage, 1916 January-May

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 1
Image of 20, personal journal / James E. Talmage
Image of 20, personal journal / James E. Talmage

Scope and Contents

Typewritten journal includes nearly daily entries from January 1 to May 31, 1916. Begins with Talmage in Washington, DC, and ends with him in Kansas City, Missouri. While in Washington, DC, Talmage mentions meeting President Woodrow Wilson at a reception at the White House as part of Pan-American Scientific Congress he attended in January. Also includes entries for his visits to other eastern states on Church business, much of the time accompanied by Walter P. Monson, president of the Eastern States Mission. Includes occasional reports of Pancho Villa's threats against Mormon colonies. Also includes entries on another trip east where Talmage attended another science conference in DC and visited the Southern States Mission, accompanied by Charles A. Callis. Includes newspaper clippings and programs related to Talmage. Dated January-May 1916.


  • 1916 January-May

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


73 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 6.


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