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Giuseppe’s letter to his son Joseph Brigham at West Point Academy.

In June 1875, both Giuseppe and his first wife, Eleanor, wrote letters to their first son, Joseph Brigham, who had just enrolled at West Point Academy to prepare for a career as an Army officer. This was a prestigious appointment … Continue reading

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A Letter from Giuseppe in Italy to his Son, Joseph Brigham

Full size images and complete transcript of the four page letter follow below the break. by Jim Toronto Each month we plan to upload a new and fascinating item on this website that will add to our understanding of the … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Efisio Taranto

What follows here is the Biography of Giuseppe Efisio Taranto commonly known as Joseph Toronto. He was an Italian sailor who ran a small business in Boston harbor selling supplies to ships. It was here that he met the Mormon … Continue reading

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