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"The History of Augusta Quakers: A Bicentennial Presentation"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-013

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript written by Faith Brown Bertsche. The manuscript details the history of Quakers in Georgia, particularly Augusta Meeting in Augusta, Georgia. It includes a description of Quakers movement south to Georgia from North Carolina, John Woolman's abolition efforts, and the history surrounding the process of creating a recognized Friends Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Creation: 1976


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Faith Kingsley Brown Bertsche (1917-2003) was born January 14, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Henry C. Brown and Clara Kingsley. She received her bachelor's from Augusta College in 1988. She was a member of the Author Society and was the founder, publisher, and author of the Augusta Spectator. She wrote four books: History of the Augusta Monthly Meeting, History of Quakers in Augusta, A Travel Sampler, and the Biography of Henry Collins Brown. Bertsche was active in her community; she organized a committee for a program called Open Door Kindergarten, and helped extend the reach of her local food bank. Bertsche married Edwin C. Bertsche and the couple had three children: Virginia, Susan, and David. She was a delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention. Bertsche lived with her family in Augusta, Georgia, and in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in her later life. Bertsche died on April 26, 2003.


0.02 linear ft. (1 volume)

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This manuscript of Faith Brown Bertsche details the history of Quakers in Georgia, particularly Augusta Meeting in Augusta, Georgia.



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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

"The History of Augusta Quakers: A Bicentennial Presentation," 1976
Kara Flynn
September, 2015
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