copyright 1941; The Dietz Press, Richmond, VA; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; minimal age browning; boards very good; b/w photos and illustrations; dust jacket fair/poor.
Excerpt from Intimate Virginiana: A Century of Maury Travels by Land and Sea
Early close association with their parents made a lasting impression upon these Maury children. When it came to arranging a trip to America in a packet ship, or a tour of the Lakes, James and William, Matthew and Ann worked out their plans in like fashion. In the new country, having once made up their minds what it was they wanted; be it garden seeds from England, a Virginia wife, or a new great coat from their London tailor, they set to work to accomplish it with such a tenacity of purpose that someone, no doubt related to the family by marriage, has said, The Maury coat-of-arms should be a mule kicking!
They had each one a nice sense of humor. They could look at themselves and their often ridiculous situations in a casual and quite impersonal manner. If they happened to be ankle deep in mud, with wet clothes slapping their knees, or completely done up by a stagecoach ride, they enjoyed writing about it.