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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 016
Description A Basket of Chips ing I would give that pullet a fright I dropped a little powder down the barrell, capped the gun, and took aim at her. But before I could pull the trigger she passed back of a post, and as she came into view I fired. I expected only a puff of smoke but instead it was a heavy charge which tore the chicken to fragments. Had I fired at the first impulse, that charge of shot would have lodged in the bodies of those children. As I think of it now the same sickening shock comes over me. How many many people pass through life with the remorse ever before them of failing to observe the proper cautions in daily actions, and death has often been the result. My most serious adventure came at this period of my life. Every boy should know how to swim. I never mastered the art but came very near to death through the effort. One may say that I did not go about it in the right way. But what about the dozen or more boys whom I went with to the "old swimming hole"? They were all expert in every water trick known to a boy, while all I could do was the over stroke and kick. As I think of it now, fear and lack of confidence may have had much to do with it. Had I received a little training other than with the boy companions it might have been different. One summer Sunday morning all the family, relatives and friends decided to spend the day at the head of Jordan,l" fish- ing, boat riding, an all day picnic. The fisherman living there owned a sail boat and after lunch all the party except my father and mother and two of the boys, went on board for a sail. We boys, Jim and Sam Taylor," decided to go in swimming. So we 13 The , to the Lehi Jordan River flows Great Salt Lake. northward from Utah Lake, a short distance 14 James Taylor Harwood's grandfathers were James Harwood and James Whitehead Taylor. James Whitehead Taylor, one of seven children, and his brothers William and Thomas were converts to the Mormon church. All three brothers were in Lehi by 1853 where Thomas and William founded "the mercan- tile firm of T. and W. Taylor, which conducted the first store in Lehi." James, a teacher, and Ann Rogers Taylor were the parents of Sarah Jane (J. T.`s mother) and Samuel Rogers Taylor (Uncle Sam). "Cousin" Jim was apparently a son of 16
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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 327496
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327496