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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 005
Description Philosophy md Hobbies My father had told me to be sure to tie him very securely ilS he could undo any kind of a snap. That day, after our ride, I staked him securely out in the field a few rods from the fence, and he went to nibbling in the grass. But I noticed him facing toward home, 30 miles away, a little later, and he was tossing his head to operate on the snap. But I said to myself, "you can't do it there! In a stall it is different." A little later I went out to look and I saw him just disappearing through the willows with his flag up, going as hard as he could. And on the second day he arrived home and happy to get there. Did he think, or was it instinct ? Canyoudoit?- undo a snap from a ring without your hands ? The need to own a horse of my own, also wagon and tools for the farm was pressing, and there was no money to buy. But I must explain more definitely my circumstances. As I said, an artist by profession, and I was teaching art in the City High School.' I was a member of the Society of Western Artists, and this year I was exhibiting with them a picture I called the "People of the Plains," - Indians moving camp.' At this time when I was in such need of money I returned from my work one day and my wife put a telegram into my hands. I opened it and saw it was from Pittsburg where the exhibition was. Just a few words - "$250.00 offered for your picture. Tele- graph if acceptable." What joy and understanding I saw in my wife's eyes. An answer "accept-!" was instantly returned. And in due time the check came and we bought the horse, wagon, and tools - fully equipped to farm. The horse was so badly needed that the purchase was an unwise one - yet there was much adventure and happenings that are worth telling. The unexpected was ever in store for us. The horse was balky and to one who knows horses, that word 7 Harwood was hired as the art instructor at Salt Lake City High School in 1898. 8 People of the Phhzs is currently unlocated. A photograph of that work (a "large oil painting of 1908") was shown in the Harwood retrospective exhibi- tion of 1940. Hnrwood Art Exhibition, 10, no. 94.
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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 327485
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327485