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 68 Collections and/or Records:
Collection includes materials related to James and May Booth Talmage and their family. Included are digital images of documents, letters, journals, stories, and other material created by and about the Talmage family. Also included are seven CDs with digital images of some of Howells' documents on the James and May Booth Talmage family scanned by the Church History Library in 2010. Dated circa 1876 to 2010.
Contains biological observations, biology sketchbooks, and laboratory notebooks made or initiated by James E. Talmage during his time as President of the Latter-day Saints' College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dated approximately 1889 to 1900.
Contains pamphlets, magazine and newspaper articles, and printed advertisements collected by James E. Talmage. Most of these publications deal with geology and volcanology. Some are authored or partially authored by Talmage. Materials date from 1883 to 1910.
Contains materials relating to scientific and professional societies and Talmage's career as consulting geologist and mining engineer, dated 1882 to 1926. Includes material from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Salt Lake Literary and Scientific Association, Royal Microscopical Society, Utah Microscopical Society, Geological Society of London, and Geological Society of America.
Contains addresses and ads for them, published manuscripts on doctrinal topics (including those for Jesus the Christ and Articles of Faith; material on loose topics is alphabetical), notebooks, newspaper articles (by Talmage and others, syndicated and otherwise), and correspondence; also includes a collection of syndicated articles, filed alphabetically by newspaper.
Contains the journals, pocket diaries, and a personal account book kept by James E. Talmage from December 1879 to July 4, 1933. These diaries cover his life from his time as a student at Brigham Young Academy, through his graduate school and academic career, and finally to his time spent as a member of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Contains lecture notes and published reports of lectures given by James E. Talmage, from 1886 to 1912, as well as an program for a baccalaureate address at Weber College on May 20, 1928. Most of the lectures are on various scientific and historical topics.