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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
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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 004
Description A Basket of Chips We acquired the farm through her careful saving out of my small earnings. Our object was to have a place where we could get close to nature and give our children some training in thrift, and the out door life; also to propagate the English walnut that my father was instrumental in bringing to this state.' The "chip," you see. The farm consisted of nine and a half acres in north Holi- day (Holladay]. My son, Willard, a husky youth, but at the age when labor of any kind makes no appeal, helped me plant the lower half to orchard; the balance was in alfalfa. My love for the farm came from both generations ahead. Though it ends with me as far as the male portion of the family goes, it has broken out in Ruth, our eldest daughter, now living in California. Our money was all spent to buy the farm. And the horse, tools, and wagon were the next needs, and no money to buy them. But they came nevertheless. First, I must tell of our experience with my father's horse, Old Brown, that he lent us. To bring Old Brown here was a thirty mile trip, from Lehi to Salt Lake Citv." I went down on the train and drove him back. He was a wise old chap and had never been out of that country. By the time we were in this valley, he would turn his head and look back at me and say as well as he could, "there is some mistake, but I will go on if you insist." We arrived in good time and the children were happy to have a little drive around the neighborhood. 5 The English walnut (Jzqhns regin), also called the Persian walnut, is the "most important species," of the "deciduous, nut bearing [walnut] tree of the genus Jz&ms, in the family Juglandaceae . . . originally of southeastern Europe and China, and widely cultivated for its superior, thin-shelled nuts." Funk & Wugnnlls New Encyclopedia (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., 1972), vol. 24, pp. 406-7. 6 Harwood spent his youth in Lehi, south of Salt Lake City. His father wrote of his arrival in Utah that "After traveling 1500 miles, taking about six months, we made camp on the bench in sight of Salt Lake City on the 6th Day of September [lSSl) . . . . We camped in the city for a week . . . . After which time we hitched up again . . . . intending to go until we came to a place that suited us. After two days we came to what was then called Evansville afterwards Lehi." Harwood, "Autobiography," 1 O-l 1.
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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 327484
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327484