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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 027
Description Career, Romance, and FmziIy I worked very diligently the rest of my stay. And in the end I was one of the ten best chosen to contest for the gold medal for drawing. I made a mental resolve: if I won the medal I would go to Europe; if not I would remain and do whatever came next. The contest required a month to complete a full length drawing of a cast, with no criticism. About three months before this began, I noticed ditty spells coming on, followed by a terrible weight in my stomach, which was undoubtedly dys- pepsia. I would eat a small meal and in an hour or so the heavi- ness would come on with an intense desire for more food. I was in this condition during the last month and much of the time it was necessary to force myself to keep going. I completed the contest but my means ran out and I returned to Utah. My ticket expired at Ogden. I called on an artist friend there, Willis Adams,l' and he lent me the fare to Lehi, so that when I arrived I was in debt. Two days after my arrival a telegram came to me with congratulations from the school. I had won the medal. Then there was more rejoicing in my family. The Salt L&e Trithze gave me a fine headline story. Now was the time for me to start life for myself, as a full fledged artist. And I packed up my belongings, with a twenty dollar gold piece - a gift from my grandfather - besides my train fare which my father contributed. I was ready to meet the world. I located in Salt Lake City where I took a little room on Main Street, upstairs, at a rent of five dollars a month. I bought a second hand stove, a table, some old chairs, a sack of coal, and twenty-five cents worth of kindling. Then I put up my draw- 10 Willis A. Adams (18&1932), from Indiana, went into business with a local Goshen, Indiana, photographer and became the photographic tinter in the firm. Adams came West with his brother Charles arriving in Ogden in 1879. Charles Adams immediately set-up as a photographer in that town, while Willis moved on to Park City and established a second family photo gallery. Willis split his time between Ogden and Park City and practiced photography, mostly in Park City, for almost fifty years. Eventually Adams numbered "John Hafen, H. L. A. Culmer, Edwin Evans, J. T. Harwood, LeConte Stewart, Lee Greene Richards, A. B. Wright, and others" among his friends. Olpin, Dictionnry, 3-4 and Jack H. West, Jr., "Willis A. Adams," unpublished report dated 2 May 1978, in author's possession. 27
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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 327507
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327507