In January 2016 English author Derek Lunt donated to the Society’s library a copy of his outstanding book, James Maury Esq., First American Consul to the Port of Liverpool 1790-1829: A Social History of an American Consul in Liverpool. Self-published in 2014 based on an interest in Maury, this wonderful 236-page book is full of details of Maury’s life in Liverpool from his arrival in 1790 as the first consul of the new United States Government, appointed by George Washington, until his return in 1829. The book includes many color photos and details of Maury’s work as consul, as Virginia tobacco merchant, and as founder of the American Chamber of Commerce in Liverpool.
Copies of the book are available for purchase directly from the author for the price of £ 34 (this includes international shipping). To order, please send a check or money order made payable to “Derek Lunt” in British sterling (pounds) to:
30 Lincoln Road
Southport, PR8 4PR
Lancashire, United Kingdom
A check or money order in British currency can be obtained from large banks and travel services like Travelex.