RACHEL FIELD and HITTY

Hitty Donations

Diane Barrow-Clark Memorial Book

Donated to the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
May 2007

Diane Barrow-Clark
Diane's Hitty Collection (first part of book)
Items donated to GCIHS (second part of book)
Hitty Cranberry
Hitty Diane
Hitty Willow Thompson



The cloth-bound memorial book


Diane Barrow-Clark

Diane Barrow-Clark
Cornelia Diane Clark, 56
Lake Thonotosassa, Florida
Passed away September 5, 2006

Spring 2007,

Diane was an avid collector of Hitty dolls.  Her girls lived at the "LTBS" ("Lake Thonotosassa Boarding School.")  The stories she posted about her Hittys reflected their life at the school that they ran.

Diane belonged to two Yahoo groups: HittyGirls and HittyforEveryone.  Her creativity and imagination sparked fun and friendship from those she met in person and online.

In life Diane knew she needed to provide for her Hittys and before her death she wrote a list of her friends with whom she wanted her Hittys to live.  The following photos of her Hittys were taken by Diane and notations have been made to show where the Hittys are now.

 

Dedicated with love to Diane from the members of HittyGirls


Diane's Hitty Collection


Cousin Brittiana Gator, aka Cuz Britta

Student, LTBS; 6 inches by Diane Burrow-Clark (mark LTBS); Sister to Little Con; Niece to Uncle Steve and Auntie Cordelia

Carved by Diane, Cuz Britta was one of Diane's favorite Hittys.  Cuz Britta left this world and "Went home with Diane."



Aunt Hitty Willow Thompson

Headmistress, LTBS; 6-1/4 inches by Pat Thomspon (mark PT)

Donated to the GCIHS Museum by the HittyforEveryone Yahoo group, Spring 2007.



Sister Hitty Asherah Thompson

Head Chef, LTBS; 6-3/4 inches by Pat Thompson (mark PT)

Went to live with Vicki M at Hittyville in Jeromesville, Ohio.



Little Hitty Ali Ventura Gator

Student, LTBS; 5-1/2 inches carved by me (Diane B-C), recarved by Elise; daughter to Hitty Chimera and Capt. Aries Gator

Ali now lives with Sue G and the Northeast Hittys in Maine.



Dr. Hitty Chimera Ventura Gator

Doctor at LTBS; 6 inches by Elise, Sonoma Co. Hittys; wife to Capt. Aries; mother of little Ali V. Gator

Hitty Chimera has returned to California with her husband Aries, and lives happily with her carve mother Elise and the Sonoma County Hittys.



Captain Aries aka Manly Gator

Cruise ship captain; 6 inches by Elise, Sonoma Co. Hittys; husband to Hitty Chimera, brother to Cordillia Gator

Captain Aries has been returned to his carve mother, Elise B. and the Sonoma County Hitty Family in California.



Hitty Lilac Anderson

Daycare teacher at LTBS; 6-1/4 inches by Jenny Anderson (mark Jenny Anderson ??5); lilac wood

Now lives with Pat Thompson and Those Thompson Hittys in Ohio.



Mini Sara Cole

Student, LTBS; 5 inches by Sara Cole

Mini Sara now lives with Nancy S. and the Bayside Hittys in Maine.



Fabric Camp Bitty Ashley

Camp Piney Woods by Julie DeGroat

Bitty Ashley was sent to Ridgecrest, California to live with Sharon H.



Hitty Horizon O Crow

Librarian, LTBS; 6-1/4 inches by Julie Degrot or old crow

Now lives with Linda B. and the Yabba Dabba Doo Hittys in Flintstone, Maryland.



Twin Hitty Allison Raikes

Graduate of LTBS and now a student at University of Lake Thonotosassa Junior College

Now lives with Linda B. and the Yabba Dabba Doo Hittys in Flintstone, Maryland.



Twin Hitty Alexandra Raikes

Graduate of LTBS and now a student at University of Lake Thonotosassa Junior College

Now lives with Linda B. and the Yabba Dabba Doo Hittys in Flintstone, Maryland.



Sweet Pea

Fabric Hitty by Just Lisa

Sweet Pea is now with Linda B. and the Yabba Dabba Doo Hittys in Flintstone, Maryland.



Mini Sister Juniper Anderson

Student, LTBS; 4-3/4 inches by Jenny Anderson (mark jwa 2006); juniper wood

Now lives with Linda B. and the Yabba Dabba Doo Hittys in Flintstone, Maryland.



Bitty Lavender Anderson

Student, LTBS; 4-1/4 inches by Jenny Anderson (mark JWA 2005) from plum wood; sister to Linnet Anderson

Now lives with Linda C. and the Kal-Haven Hittys of Gobles, Michigan.



Hitty Jai Raikes

Foreign LTBS student from Sangiran, Java

Repainted by Diane, now lives with Linda C. and the Kal-Haven Hittys of Gobles, Michigan.



Hitty Magnolia Reesee

Foreign LTBS student from Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Now lives with Linda C. and the Kal-Haven Hittys in Gobles, Michigan.



Hitty Cornelia

Special LTBS student from Pulau Rakata, an island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, Indonesia

Now lives with Linda C. and the Kal-Haven Hittys in Gobles, Michigan.



Auntie Cordillia Gator Parker

Teacher at LTBS; 6 inches by Diane Barrow-Clark; Wife to Uncle Dr. Steve Parker

Auntie Cordillia joined her husband and is now living with Sue P. in Flintstone, Maryland.



Uncle Dr. Steve Parker

Veterinarian and Counselor at LTBS; 6-3/4 inches by Susie Margret Parker (no mark); husband to Cordillia Gator Parker

Uncle Steve has returned to Sue P. to live in Flintstone, Maryland.



Cousin Consintina aka Cuz Con

Student, LTBS; 4-2/3 inches by Diane Barrow-Clark (mark LTBS); sister to Cuz Britta, niece to Dr. Steve and Auntie Cordillia Parker

Now lives with Sue P. in Flintstone, Maryland.


Items Donated to GCIHS

The following is the letter accompanying the donation:

I did not know Diane for very long as we were just beginning to develop a friendship through the Hittygirls group.  I enjoyed her posts and photos about the adventures she had with her Hittys at the LTBS.  I especially enjoyed posts about Cuz Britta, one of Diane's favorite dolls.

It was through a mutual friend of Diane's and mine, Nancy Schaub, that I became involved with this project.

Nancy originated the idea and I was honored to volunteer to gather the donations, cover the display box, and make the journey to GCIHS Museum to personally present the donations.

Sue Spinney Glidden
May 2007



Covered Scrapbook
by Trudy Glidden

Completed pages
by Sue Glidden



Hitty Diane

Carved by TC Vollum
Painted by Michelle DelValle



Hitty Cranberry and Accessories

Made by Nancy Schell





Blue Bench

Made by Louise "Wizzy" Brooks




Undergarments (previous page) and Dress

Made by Elise Buhn



Quaker Dress and Dress Forms

Made by DMarie Ewing



Welsh Costume

Made by Pipah Bradshaw (Wales)



Sampler Dress

Made by Fung Hicks



Cape

Made by Kathy Baxter




Dress and Bonnet

Made by Pauline Nissen



Blue Knitted Scarf

By Dawn Spinney



Beaded Handbag

Made by Pat Thompson





Log Cabin Quilt

Made by Elaine Jackson





Knitting Basket

From Karen Dietrich



Table Cloth and Accessories

From Nancy Brennan



Trunk

Made by Tom Hindes


Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
Rachel Field
Chapter VII
In Which I Learn the Ways of Gods, Natives, and Monkeys

"Here I was suddenly chosen to be god to a tribe of savages... They made me a little temple of green leaves... I was set upon a sort of altar, trimmed with bamboo shoots. ...It felt rather lonely to be a god for days on end... But it was during this time that I came to know monkeys... We struck up a sort of friendship.  I came to enjoy the touch of their fingers when they stroked me curiously.  There was one smallest monkey... who paid me considerable attention.  His visits helped to break the monotony of my days and nights.  Once I remember he brought me a present.  I think it must have been a nutmeg..."


Monkey and Basket of Goodies

Made by Celia Caldwell



Photo Challenge Book

Made by Julie DeGroat



Granny Square Afghan and Braided Rug

Made by Michelle Kirby



Ship in bottle, potted plant, puppy

By Sharon Horswill



Embroidered Hitty Pillow

Donated by Jill Hunter



Cape and Bonnet

Made by Jane Evans



Quilt Rack

Donated by Sue Glidden



Hittygirls and "Hitty4Everyone" Member Nametags

Made by Susan Duncan



Hitty Travel Trunk

By Sylvia Ybarra



Sleigh bed, Persian rug, wooden table

Donated by Nancy Schaub