Hetty Schriftguisser was a kindergarten schoolteacher from Roxbury, MA. She was a rusticator and had a cottage, which is currently the Haydock house. The house was shared with her mother and sister.
In the summertime, Sarah Cabot Wheelwright, who lived in Seal Harbor, engaged a dentist to set up a portable office in the Ladies Aid to examine and treat the teeth of the island children. She also engaged Hetty to hold a sort of preschool and art class for kindergarten-age children on the island. They met in the parsonage, and had little chairs and round tables -- and a big toy chest.
Barbara Brooks lent me this photo showing Hettie with some of the island kids. The parsonage is in the background. Barbara Brooks herself is in the photo. Barbara Brooks was born in 1912, and appears to be about five in the photo, so it was taken about 1917.
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photo courtesy of Barbara Brooks