Death of James E. Talmage--
TRIBUTES TO DR. JAMES E. TALMAGE FROM THE FIRST PRESIDENCY
The passing of Doctor James E. Talmage, of the Council of Twelve, takes from our midst a great soul. We shall miss him. He possessed an unusual intellect, trained in the field of science. His scientific work brought to him national and international recognition and commendation; it reflected honour upon his people. He was a great teacher, an incessant worker. He was a faithful Latter-day Saint; he was schooled in the laws, principles, and doctrines of the Church; he was a defender of the faith. He sought diligently after righteousness. He passed, as all true men wish to pass, in the full enjoyment of his intellectual powers, working to the last. His achievement and example will be an inspiration to the youth of his people. He has gone to a great reward. HEBER J. GRANT, ANTHONY W. IVINS, J. REUBEN CLARK, JR.
[Source: Millennial Star 95:532-533, August 27, 1933; Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)]