In his journal, dated March 8, 1890, James E. Talmage made the following entry:

According to an appointment of long standing, I this day went to Provo and there delivered a lecture on the “Theory of Evolution” before the County Teacher’s Convention. The convention, after listening to the lecture, asked permission to publish it. Because of the importance of the subject and the ease with which misunderstandings arise as to a speaker’s intentions, I read the lecture from notes. 

James E. Talmage, Personal Journal (8 March 1890)

You can read the full published lecture of James E. Talmage on the Theory of Evolution in my Google doc here.

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