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:
Contains James E. Talmage's papers relating to his carrier as a consulting geologist and mining engineer including mining articles, forms and tables, maps, and manuscripts, as well as legal material relating to the Rio Grande Western Railway, Silver King consolidated Mining Company of Utah, and other mining operations. Materials date from 1879 to 1911.
Contains Latin coursework, science notes, essays, and examinations from Talmage's time as a student at Brigham Young Academy, Lehigh University, and Johns Hopkins University. Also contains some literature from various schools Talmage did not attend. Dated approximately 1876 to 1893.
Lecture by Douglas F. Tobler concerning Karl G. Maeser as a man and educator at Brigham Young Academy.
Collection includes bound typescript copy and bound carbon copy of typescript copy of Church priesthood meetings and lists of ordinances performed. James E. Talmage was clerk. Typescript copies from p. 75 to 123 of original.
Minutes to lectures given by Karl G. Maeser in his Book of Mormon, New Testament, extempore exercises, and grand theology religion classes at the Brigham Young Academy. Minutes recorded by James E. Talmage, Susa Young, Zina Williams, and others. Second folder includes a typed copy of the minutes, prepared by Evelyn C. Fannin in about the late 1990s.