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Jas. E. Talmage's private journal, Volume 8, 1894-1895

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 229 Series 1
Image of Jas. E. Talmage's private journal, Volume 8
Image of Jas. E. Talmage's private journal, Volume 8

Scope and Contents

Handwritten journal includes nearly daily entries from July 23, 1894 to December 31, 1895. Begins in London, England, and ends with Talmage in Salt Lake City, Utah. Most entries are of meetings, lectures, and funerals Talmage attended. Mentions learning of the birth of his daughter while on his journey home from Europe in August 1894, and her subsequent death in April 1895. Also mentions being elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh in December 1894. Includes description of travel to eastern states in February 1895, including Michigan, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, to visit universities, deliver lectures, and attend meetings, and a visit to Church historic sites in Kirtland, Ohio. Describes geological expedition to central and southern Utah, as well as Grand Canyon, Arizona, with University of Utah associates, July-September 1895. Dated 1894-1895.


  • 1894-1895

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


285 p. ; 21 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 2. Typescript of journal is in Box 28, Folder 2.



Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States