Talmage, James E. (James Edward), 1862-1933
- Existence: 1862 - 1933
James E. Talmage (1862-1933) was a geology professor, author, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.
James Edward Talmage was born September 21, 1862 in Hungerford, England. Talmage received a diploma from the Brigham Young Academy Scientific Department in 1881, and then attended Lehigh University (1882-1883), Johns Hopkins University (1883-1884), and Illinois Wesleyan University (1896). He taught at Brigham Young Academy before becoming president of the University of Deseret from 1894 to 1897. He was a professor of geology at the University of Utah from 1897-1907.
On June 14, 1888, Talmage married Merry May Booth, commonly called May. James and May Talmage had eight children together. One of their children, John Talmage, wrote a biography of his father, while Sterling B. Talmage became a geologist.
Talmage was ordained an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1911 and served in that capacity until his death in 1933. He also served as President of the European Mission of the Church from 1924-1928. In addition, he was the author of several books about his religion, including "Jesus the Christ," "The House of the Lord," "The Articles of Faith," and "The Great Apostasy."
James E. Talmage died in 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:Wikipedia, Jan. 25, 2011 (James E. Talmage; James Edward Talmage; b. Sept. 21, 1862 in Hungerford, England; d. July 27, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah; diploma from BYA Scientific Department, 1881; attended Lehigh University (1882-83) Johns Hopkins University (1883-84), Illinois Wesleyan University (1896); taught at BYA; president of Latter-day Saints’ University until 1894; president of University of Deseret, 1894-1897; geology professor at University of Utah, 1897-1907; involved in several academic societies; Talmage served as director of Deseret Museum in 1909 and went to Detroit, Michigan in November, 1909 to participate in the Scotford-Soper-Savage relics craze; married Merry May Booth, 1888; had eight children; member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1911-1933; president of the European Mission of the Church from 1924-1928; author of Jesus the Christ, The House of the Lord, The Articles of Faith, and The Great Apostasy)
mormonwiki, via WWW, Mar. 20, 2017: James E. Talmage (1907 until call as an apostle in 1911, he worked as a full time geological consultant; While teaching at BYA, Talmage served on Provo City council and as justice of the peace. Talmage went to Washington D.C. to testify in the Smoot Hearings; Talmage went to geographical meeting in Russia through Scottish Geographical society and then traveled on geological expedition crossing the Ural Mountains, 1897)
Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:
Holograph diagrams showing which academic skills supported which courses at Brigham Young Academy. The item is dated June 20, 1879 and was "drawn by James E. Talmage."
Receipt book for donations and deposits to the Deseret Museum and 20 letters and other miscellaneous items relating to museum business and acquisitions. Several of the items are written by or are about John W. Young, the museum's proprietor; Joseph L. Barfoot, the museum's curator; and James E. Talmage, a scientist and lecturer associated with the museum.
Hand-drawn chart depicting the general curriculum at Brigham Young Academy including an hourly schedule for classes and activities during each week.
Correspondence, legal papers, mementos, certificates, and family papers. Correspondents include James E. Talmage, George H. Brimhall, and Karl G. Maeser. Also included is a certificate signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.
Collection includes a report card of Harrington's class grades, signed by Karl Maeser and James Talmage.