Hildreth Tyler Wriston

Highgate
Highgate

Time Period

1910-1940

Subject Categories

Business, Writers

Notable Facts

Well-known for her written works which include ten children's books and articles for Vermont magazines. Helped found the family's business, the "Tyler Place Family Resort." Property was acquired in 1933 and business is still flourishing today.

Personal Information

Date of Birth

06/27/1899

Date of Death

05/35/1969

Primary Residence

Enosburg Falls

Ethnicity

Caucasian

Historical Significance

Hildreth Tyler Wriston attended the University of Vermont where she was a member of the Mortar Board senior honors society. She later became a writer, publishing ten children's books. Some of these include, "Andy and the Red Canoe", "Camping Down at Highgate", "Putt-putt Skipper", "Hill Farm", "Show Lamb", and "The Oom-pah Horn". She also wrote for magazines like Vermont Life. Her overall collection, which includes her drafts and notes, provide an excellent source on Vermont history. One other significant contribution Wriston made to Vermont is the "Tyler Place Family Resort." Wriston, and her husband John Wriston, along with her brother Edward J. Tyler and his wife Judy, acquired the property in 1933. They were among the earliest trailblazers in the family travel industry. As both Judy and Hildreth had experience in writing and editing children's books, they developed "creative age-staggering programs" with the concept of an all-inclusive family vacation where parents would be able to have private time.

Occupations

  • Writer of children's books
  • Business co-owner

Education

  • B.A. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, (1921).

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • "History of the Tyler Place Family Resort" Link

  • NY Times article on Tyler Place Link

Additional Images

Sister-in-law Judy Tyler at the family resort
Sister-in-law Judy Tyler at the family resort
Women swimming at the resort
Women swimming at the resort