The 19 Century Writings Of
Olive A. Wadsworth

"Our Phil" was one of several of Katherine's short stories that appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. This story published in November of 1869 paints a picture of plantation life in which Kate grew up in at the Floyd Estate in Mastic. Although a work of fiction and set in Maryland, the character Phil may of been named for a slave that was once jointly owned by both the Tangier Smiths & The Floyds