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Collection Reference Number GLC04501.043
From Archive Folder Archive of Confederate general & family re: plantation and slaves 
Title Composition
Date 15 March 1845
Author Humphreys, Joseph (fl. 1840-1853)  
Document Type Miscellany
Content Description A composition entitled, "Love, what is it." An amusing essay detailing the effects of love and judging the emotion to be "evil".
Subjects Women's History  Sexuality  Humor and Satire  Literature and Language Arts  Slavery  
People Humphreys, Joseph (fl. 1840-1853)  
Place written Danville, Kentucky
Theme Women in American History; Arts & Literature; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Joseph Humphreys was a member of one of the most distinguished families of Kentucky. He was the eldest son of David C. Humphrey, one of Kentucky's most influential and substantial farmers. He married Tobias Gibson's daughter, Miss Sarah T. Gibson, a native of the Parish of Terre Boone, La.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859