Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1: Toronto Family Documents and Biographical Information (1845-1960)
folder 1: Acceptance to West Point Military Academy (1875)
folder 2: Biographical Documents (1907-1960)
folder 3: University of Utah Class Notes (1878-1881)
folder 4: Social and Professional Invitations
folder 5: Sale of Horse (1883)
folder 6: Joseph Toronto Sr. and Family Documents (1868-1879)
folder 7: Joseph Toronto Sr. Church Documents (1845-1849)
folder 8: Joseph Toronto Sr. Biographical Documents
folder 9: Land Certificates and Other Documents
folder 10: John S. Toronto Deed of Gift to University of Utah Libraries
box 2: Correspondence (1872-1933)
folder 1: David C. Dunbar to Joseph B. Toronto (1884-1885)
folder 2: Frederick Kesler Jr. to Joseph B. Toronto (1872-1873)
folder 3: Joseph T. Kingsbury to Joseph B. Toronto (1875-1882)
folder 4: John R. Park Notes (1887)
This folder contains notes by John R. Park to George Q. Cannon and George Reynolds concerning the appointment of Joseph B. Toronto to the University of Deseret.
folder 5-6: J. B. Reed to Joseph B. Toronto (1876-1881)
folder 7: Shakespeare Society to Jonathan Jones Toronto (1933)
This folder contains a letter of condolence at the death of Joseph B. Toronto.
folder 8: Eleanor and Joseph Toronto Sr. to Joseph B. Toronto (1875)
folder 9: Orson F. Whitney to Joseph B. Toronto (1875-1878)
folder 10: Correspondence to Joseph B. Toronto at West Point (1875)
folder 11: General Correspondence to Joseph B. Toronto (1875-1904)
folder 12: Letters and Statements Written in Italian from Italy (1873-1882)
folder 13: Richard W. Young to Joseph B. Toronto (1875-1876)
box 3: Legal Documents, Maps, and Publications (1853-1896)
folder 1: Joseph Toronto Sr. Land Deeds (1866-1884)
folder 2: Joseph Toronto Sr. Water Rights Map, Receipts, and Certificate (1853)
folder 3: Land Deeds
folder 4: Mortgages and Deeds
folder 5: Stocks
folder 6: Promissory Notes
folder 7: Power of Attorney to John B. Toronto
folder 8: John J. Toronto Promissory Note
folder 9: Immigration and Naturalization Papers of Angelina Scappatura
folder 10: Bullion, Beck, and Champion Mining Company Map
folder 11: Bullion, Beck, and Champion Mining Company Minutes (1886)
folder 12: Bullion, Beck, and Champion Mining Company Liens (1886)
folder 13: Bullion, Beck, and Champion Mining Company Promissory Notes (1883-1886)
folder 14: Bullion, Beck, and Champion Mining Company Mortgages (1886-1892)
volume 1-3: Fliegende Blatter (German Political Publication) (1892-1896)
box 4: Correspondence (1875-1882)
folder 1: Francis Marion Bishop to Joseph B. Toronto (1878)
folder 2: Joseph T. Kingsbury to Joseph B. Toronto (1878)
folder 3-4: J. B. Read to Joseph B. Toronto (1876-1879)
folder 5: Horace G. Whitney to Joseph B. Toronto (1875)
folder 6-7: Orson F. Whitney to Joseph B. Toronto (1875-1877)
folder 8: Richard W. Young to Joseph B. Toronto (1876)
folder 9: "Bish" to Joseph B. Toronto (1875-1876)
folder 10: Correspondence Concerning Joseph B. Toronto at West Point (1875)
folder 11: General Correspondence to Joseph B. Toronto (1875-1882)
folder 12: Calling Cards and Invitations
folder 13: Receipts and Business Materials
folder 14: Engraving Block Portrait of Joseph Toronto Sr.
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Joseph B. Toronto (1854-1933) was born in Magna, Utah. His father, Joseph B. Toronto Sr., was a native of Sardinia and his mother, Eleanor Jones, was a native of Wales. Joseph B. had excellent teachers early on and soon he was an assistant teacher himself at the Twentieth Ward Seminary (Salt Lake Stake). He later attended the University of Deseret from 1869-1875 before entering West Point Military Academy. He was disappointed in what he found at West Point, however, and even after many letters that implored him to stay, Toronto left the same year. He soon obtained a job as an instructor at the University of Deseret, teaching Ancient Languages, Mathematics, and Natural Science. His job title was later changed to Professor of Mathematics, Ancient Languages, and History. He also served as the faculty advisor for Delta Phi, the University's oldest fraternity. In 1889, he resigned and spent several years traveling and studying in Europe, Palestine, and Egypt. In 1894, he once more returned to the newly renamed University of Utah as a professor of Mathematics. In 1898, he was made vice-president of the University. He retired from the University in 1904 and died twenty-nine years later at the age of seventy-nine.
Content Description +/-
The Joseph B. Toronto papers (1845-1960) contain correspondence, legal documents, notes, and maps.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Twenty-four hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Administrative Information +/-
Processed by Della L. Dye, Kati Vamos, and Marlene Lewisin 1982.
Toronto, Joseph B.
Materials are in English.
1 linear foot
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Finding aid encoded in English.
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Finding aid prepared by Della L. Dye, Kati Vamos, and Marlene Lewis
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