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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 023
Description Career, Romance, and Family I bought a ticket, third class, to San Francisco. That meant emigrant sleepers on the freight train. This trip was one of great interest and experience. Each passenger took his bedding, and if he could afford it, bought ticks of straw to spread his quilts or blankets on. The day seats, all of wood, were turned into couches at night and two would use the lower and two the upper. There were no porters, and each passenger did his part. The uppers held all the bedding when the seats were made up. A board was used for the table, similar to the pullman of today. Meals were prepared and coffee made on these tables by little alcohol lamps, or on the wood stove at the front end of the car. The trip from Ogden to San Francisco took four days. Dur- ing that time all the passengers became well enough acquainted to call each other by their given names, and life long friend- ships were often the result. There were many types, nationalities, and trades represented on that train. It was all so new to me, and how my innocence must have impressed some of them. But the cleanness due to my home training was my greatest safeguard. Under no circum- stances would I take liquor of any kind and my speech was always clean. I became intimate with two young men, cigar makers, and in place of falling into their trap they fell into mine, but it was unconscious baits I gave. They told me afterwards how it was all "framed up" to relieve me of my money - the old con- fidence game. The first act, they were to pay for the drinks, but I would not go where drink was sold or play cards for money, hence their ammunition was useless. Thev became attracted saddle line. We had the business of supplying the neighboring towns, but left alone I did not feel that I could tackle it. I took Lilly [a daughter] into the post office and with her to attend to the mails I worked in the shop, but had no more ambition to enlarge the business, but the opening for Jim as an artist, I could not, no would not, stand in the way to obstruct. I knew he would make a suc- cess . . . . [when] Jim left again to continue his studies in Europe. It was an- other blow for mother, but she stood it as well as I expected considering the condition her nerves were in, owing to our late troubles." Harwood, "Auto- biography," 2 5. 23
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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 327503
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327503