James E. Talmage letter

James E. Talmage letter

Dates: 1915

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.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Talmage, James E. (James Edward), 1862-1933
  • Call Number: MSS 7663
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Maintained in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James Edward Talmage letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7663; James Edward Talmage letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.
Custodial History
Donated by Shannon Howells in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Shannon Howells; 2010.
Subject Terms
Talmage, James E. (James Edward), 1862-1933--Correspondence
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Devon Zimmerman, student manuscript processor, and David Whittaker, curator.
Appraisal Information
Proof of Church's ownership to "Jesus the Christ" book. 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Talmage (James E.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Devon Zimmerman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:20-0600
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Biographical History

James E. Talmage was born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England in 1862 and was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1911 until his death in 1933.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts