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Collection Reference Number GLC04501.048
From Archive Folder Archive of Confederate general & family re: plantation and slaves 
Title David C. Humphreys to Joseph Humphreys regarding education and employment
Date 25 November 1845
Author Humphreys, D.C. (fl. 1845)  
Recipient Humphreys, Joseph  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Recipient inferred from content. He encourages his son to get the best education possible. He speculates on all the different occupations he could have had.
Subjects Children and Family  Education  Slavery  
People Humphreys, David C. (fl. 1845)  Humphreys, Joseph (fl. 1840-1853)  
Place written Midway, [?]
Theme Children & Family; Education; 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