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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 image/png
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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, introduction xvii
Description Introduction his garden, or when the farm needed equipment and a painting suddenly sold for a good price. Willard and H. James, the sons of James and Harriett Harwood, both remember many days in the early 1900s when their father enthusiastically passed his Seventeenth South Street studio on the way to their Holladay farm apparently with no thought of his art. But much evidence also exists (both visual and written) that there were times when Harwood could not think of anything but his brush or etching needle. Primarily, A Basket Of Chips is about James T. Harwood's early love, Harriett Richards ("Little One" or "Little Mother") and their life together. From 1928 the autobiography or mem- oirs becomes a sporadically written journal, and there are great gaps in regard to Harwood's life with "Laughing or Loving Eyes," his late love, Ione Godwin. There is no less zest in the way he writes about these last years. It is just that he was too busy living and loving in the "Land of El Dorado" to write much. More than anything else - more than being a farmer, or an artist, or a home health care expert, and too much an individualist to be a joiner of churches or any organization not directly related to his profession - Harwood was a "lover." He loved Harriett and then Ione. He adored and idealized Ruth (his eldest daughter), especially in his paintings of her. He felt tremendous affection for all his children and grand- children, and experienced great joy and tenderness toward other members of his family (especially his mother), toward good friends, and even toward animal and bird friends, which he often named. As a practical farmer, however, he sometimes ate these "friends" for dinner. ("In two weeks . . . `Runt' had gained. He was not afraid anymore and would crowd himself in with the others. He grew up to be a brief ornament on our dining table.") Harwood loved life so much that when he was totallv in- volved in that life, he had little time for writing. And, if he had not needed something to save himself in that time of des- perate loneliness following Harriett's death, he probably would xvii
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327479
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327479