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NUGENT, Maria, Lady. Lady Nugent's Journal of Her Residence in Jamaica from1801 to 1805. A New and Revised Edition by Philip Wright. Kingston, Jamaic a : Institute of Jamaica, 1966. A New and Revised Edition = Fourth (Revised) Edition. Pp (6),vii-xxxiv,(2),-351,(1) + portrait frontispiece + 19 b&w plates + a folding map of Jamaica (opp. p. 284). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. With map end-papers. Originally published in 1839, for private circulation only, under the title: A Journal of Voyage to, and Residence in, the Island of Jamaica, from 1801 to 1805. Lady Maria Nugent née Skinner (b 1771, Perth Amboy, New Jersey - d. 1834). "Lady Nugent's husband was Governor of Jamaica, the most important of the highly prized Britishsugar colonies, during a critical period of the Napoleonic wars. Her enter taining personal diary conveys very fresh impressions of life among the slave-owning colonial gentry, and a disinguished American scholar has called it 'an utterly inimitable and imperishable picture of planter society'. [...] The twenty plates in this new edition are taken from contemporary portraits, documents and illustrations of Jamaican life and landscape." - from thedj Preface; Introduction : Maria Nugent -- The shadow of Saint-Domingue -- Tribulations of a Lieutenant-Governor -- Notes on a planter society -- Chr onology of the Nugents' residence in Jamaica -- Maria Nugent's Journal : I.April to December, 1801 -- II. January to December, 1802 -- III. January t o December, 1803 -- IV. January, 1804 to September 2, 1805 -- V. In England, September 3, 1805 to May 29, 1811 -- Appendices : A. A letter to General Nugent from the Mosquito Indians -- B. Two letters from Maria Nugent to Admiral Duckworth -- C. Some King's House bills. Index of Persons, with Biographical Notes; General Index. The plates include : A West India Regiment private A grand Jamaica ball I or the Creolean hop a la muftee from a print byWilliam Holland aftei a drawing by A. James Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckwo rth io Segar smoking society in Jamaica! ii Dr. Gallagher's bill for attending the Negroes at King's House and Government Pen View of Kingston harbourfrom the Apostles Battery From a watercolour sketch bv James Lomax. HMS He rcule in Kingston harbour, 1806 Martial law in Jamaica Also a genealogical table: Maria Nugent's relations. Very good in rubbed torn dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Lady Nugent's Journal of Her Residence in Jamaica from 1801 to 1805. Fourth(Revised) Edition in dustjacket.
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