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 ephemeral artifacts and mementoes from the life and career of Reed Smoot. Includes objects such as Smoot's election pins, memorials written by others about Smoot, and Christmas cards. Also consists largely of invitations to events and calling cards. Dated 1877-1967.
Contains files related to Smoot's involvement in mining. Includes correspondence and maps from the Big Indian Copper Company and records regarding the Gilsonite deal. Finally, pertains to work with Gold Chain Mining Company, Iron King Mining Company, Mascot Mining Company, and Western Australian Mining Laws. This demonstrates Smoot's work with these companies. Dated 1897-1938.
Contains newspaper clippings on the career of Reed Smoot. Primarily deals with news about the Smoot hearings, found in both Utah newspapers and other newspapers. Also contains articles on Smoot's opinion on prohibition and his election reports. Dated 1897-1942.
Contains photographs of Reed Smoot in various capacities. Includes pictures of him with Charles Lindbergh and President Calvin Coolidge. Also includes images of Smoot's early life and his relatives, particularly Abraham O. Smoot.
Contains addresses given by Smoot and articles authored by him. Includes his words on political and other subjects. Also contains his election addresses. Pertains to reclamation projects, prohibition, history, and religion. Newspaper articles address Smoot's life and success as a Senator. Dated 1883-1941.
Contains research files arranged by subject which pertained to Smoot's career and work. Includes several files on the Mormon church and its history, particularly with polygamy. Also includes many economic papers, agriculture and forestry reports, and war during Smoot's political career. Includes a large book of clippings given to Reed Smoot from the Newspaper Enterprise Association about the Asia-Pacific Defenses era. Materials dated 1837-1966.
Samuel Russell, Jr. and Parley P. Pratt music, between approximately 1830 and 1857 , between 1878 and 1918
Contains various pieces of music composed by Parley P. Pratt and Samuel Russell [Jr.]; probably written between about 1830 and 1857 (Pratt), and between 1878 and 1954 (Russell). Also includes correspondence of Samuel Russell [Jr.] with Joseph F. Smith and James E. Talmage. No date given, but must have been written between 1878 (when Russell was born) and 1918 (when Smith died).
Contains correspondence between Samuel Russell [Jr.] and James E. Talmage. 6 items, dated April 22, 1902 to March 3, 1916.
The John Henry Smeath mission journals, 1923-1990. Includes: John Henry Smeath journals, 1923-1925 and Maude Frances Smeath Weight personal history, 1990. John Henry Smeath served in the British Isles Mission from 1923-1925, and the collection includes both his original journals and a bound typescript. The personal history of Maude Weight, John Henry's sister, is also included.