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Forget-me-nots of Bath N.C., 1926

Local Bath resident Ada Satterthwaite Bragg published the following collection of poems in 1926, soon after the 1924 dedication of a marker commemorating Bath history and as North Carolina’s Episcopalians were beginning to travel to St. Thomas Church as something of a pilgrimage. Bragg’s poems are a fascinating mix of themes. Using subject matter derived mainly form Bath’s history, Bragg both praises and condemns the people of Bath’s past. Of particular interest is Bragg's lengthy poem "The Settlers" which treats everything from the Tuscarora War of 1711-1713 to Blackbeard to the Reverend George Whitefield's curse on the town of Bath.

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Bath, N. C.

Location: Special Collections, Joyner Library, East Carolina University
Call Number: William Blount Rodman Papers, #329.166.c
Collection: William Blount Rodman Papers

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