Basket of Chips, introduction xvi

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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
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Title Basket of Chips, introduction xvi
Description A Basket of Chips chips in the form of notes, Harwood then collaborated with his second wife Ione Godwin Harwood in the 1730s and created a typescript. The original handwritten notes have disappeared, and copies of the original typescript are all that are presently available." In the memoirs the "basket" has been turned over, and the "chips" have tended to fall where they may. Throughout the text there are indications that certain "chips" and "chips" of "chips" have fallen together a bit dif- ferently than originally intended. For example at the begin- ning of "The Narrow Escapes," Harwood writes: "During the time of my hunting and trapping period something happened that. . . ." Then, information on what it was about is not forth- coming but begins several sections later under the heading of "Early Days," which discusses Harwood's first tendencies to- ward art before becoming almost totally devoted to his boyhood experiences. This lack of organization continues throughout the memoirs. According to his wife Ione, Harwood questioned the organization of the memoirs, but he died before he could do anything about it or other concerns he had about the work. However, with just a few "historical markers" relative to the entire work, the chips pour out of the basket in a very meaning- ful way. The result is undoubtedly the most effective auto- biography ever written by a Utah artist, even though one may learn more about farming, gardening, bird watching, and good cooking (or, more accurately, the eating of good cooking) than expected. Harwood was a man of many parts, and sometimes you may wonder whether the biggest part was farming (his hobby) or painting and printmaking (his profession). That depends. Painting in Utah for profit could and can be frustrat- ing in the extreme. Farming, on the other hand and especially as Harwood pursued it, could be wonderfully rewarding. The two could be a particularly good combination on occasion, as when his pictures were not selling, but food was available from l2 The typescript is located in the James T. Harwood Collection, Manu- scripts Division, Special Collections Department, University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City. xvi
Format application/pdf
Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 327478
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