Journal of a Lady of Quality

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[Janet Schaw], edited Evangeline Walker Andrews and Charles McLean Andrews, Spartanburg, S.C., The Reprint Co. 1971 reprint of 1939 Yale University Press third edition. Blue cloth hc with gold lettering on front and silver lettering on spine, 8vo, map endpapers, [x] 344 [12 pp with family tree and index]. Journal of a Scottish woman from 1774-1776, who traveled to the West Indies, lived in North Carolina "life on the Cape Fear [River] just before the American War for Independence," and traveled via Portugal back to Scotland. The author astutely notes social and political details, but her programmed indifference to the treatment of slaves is painful to read. Includes appendices with historical notes and family research. Good/no DJ: ex-library with spine sticker and pocket, minimal stamps, corners lightly worn, pages crisp, no underlining.