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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, page 002
Description A Basket of Chips pay me well though the bank account may be all on the wrong side. On my farm there are many harvesters, and often it leaves me much the loser financially, but much the gainer in knowl- edge. The locusts (grasshoppers) were getting away with my apples, corn, beans and other crops. That meant immediate action. I prepared a large mixture of poison bran which was nicely sweetened to their taste and it was verv effective. There were other creatures fond of sweets, - the ants. A few days later I noticed where the poison bran was scattered, small rings of light colored substance on the ground, and look- ing closer, I found the home of a small black ant family. The flakes of bran were all far enough from the opening to form a ring. The harvesters had gathered in the bran, and the chemist below had rejected it. There was no evidence of any ants being poisoned though there were millions of grasshoppers killed. Another class of farm "helpers" are the gophers. And every farmer carries his "battle ax" ready for them. His useful allies are the cats, snakes, owls, traps, poison, and irrigating water. Yet wherever they are, enough gophers always live to make a network of runways underground that will carry a stream of irrigating water from where it is badly needed to an outlet a hundred feet away to irrigate a stretch of road that will call forth all the profanity a motorist can invent. I had a good supply of the gopher folk on my farm, and of course I encouraged their natural enemies. The rattler will go down their underground runways and fatten himself on them. I was to take the water during the night, and was making the ditches ready where I expected to go. As I passed through a weedy spot, (weeds did well on my farm) a sudden rattle like dry peas in a pod attracted my notice, which meant "look out where you step." And I looked. There was a fine big rattle In his autobiography, J. 7'. Harwood's father (James) wrote of his and his family's conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mor- mons) in England, their journey to the West, and their subsequent difficulties first as discontented and eventually non-Mormons in a small town in nineteenth and early twentieth century Utah. James Harwood, "The Autobiography of James Harwood, 18344902," 1-2, James T. Harwood Collection. 2
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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 327482
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327482