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 genealogical charts, family histories, and other family papers. A large portion of this series consists of short stories written by Susa Amelia Talmage, James E. Talmage's youngest sister. Most of the material dates from 1884 to 1931, with some additional family materials from approximately 1954 to 1978.
Contains the correspondence between James E. Talmage and his wife Merry May Booth Talmage. The letters, written between 1891 and 1932, discuss family life, James's career, and personal travel.
Collection contains the letter that James E. Talmage wrote to President Joseph F. Smith and his counselors, surrendering the copyright of his book "Jesus the Christ" to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is dated October 16, 1915 and was sent to the brethren in Salt Lake City. The document is signed by James E. Talmage and is also signed by two witnesses.
Photocopy letter to Joseph F. Smith from James E. Talmage dated October 26, 1915 giving the rights of Jesus the Christ to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
File contains a letter from James E. Talmage which was written in his capacity as president of the European Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 4, 1925. He writes to thank Joseph Langhorn for his public defense of the church and missionaries in Northampton, England.