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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 030
Description A Basket of Chips inclined toward slenderness, was about five feet four in height and a little stooped shouldered. Her jaw and teeth were not well formed but these trivial imperfections were soon eclipsed in my eyes by her splendid mind. It so far surpassed my own that the thought of mating with her never entered my head until my trip to their summer mountain home? The days for her to take her lessons always found her on the minute to arrive and often the last one to leave. It was such a pleasure to greet her. She was so timid and reserved and blushed to the point of embarrassment when I spoke to her. Never would she let me see her eyes until one day in April on a sketching trip with my class. She and her friend remained after the others had gone. We were sitting at the corner of the old mill in Liberty Park," and it seemed that some elf controlled her, for she held my gaze and returned it. I think the whole magic was done then but neither of us knew it. Many times after we were married she remarked how careful I was never to touch her. I recall now that once it happened; my little finger touched hers and it was like an electric shock to me. Her parent? were very kind, and on one or two occasions invited me to a meal. They often told the joke about the first 1li There is a painting by Harwood entitled Holidn)~ Pnd dated 1888. Holi- day Park, a campground belonging to Harriett's father Dr. Heber John Richards, was located in Weber Canyon, north of Salt Lake City. Holidny Pnd depicts summer activities with the painter himself and his easel and gear in a carefully rendered community of canvas tents in a very pleasant forest setting. It is a very attractive painting, but a certain ease in handling and the sophistication necessary to such an end are missing. Harwood, Art of Jnmes T. Hnwood, 2, no. 14. 17 Liberty Park, 110 acres, is located between 900 and 1300 South and from 500 to 700 East streets in Salt Lake City. "Originally a part of Brigham Young's estate, the grounds were acquired by the city in 1880 and developed" into a park. "In 1979-80 a million-dollar program of development . . . restored the outside of the Chase Mill," built in 1852, as well as making other improvements in the park. Ward J. Royiance, Utnh, A Guide to the Stnte. Rev. ed. (Salt Lake City: Utah, A Guide to the State Foundation, 1982), 464-65. Harwood did several paintings and prints of Liberty Park and the Chase or Old Mill. Horne, Derotees, 54-55 and Alice Merrill Horne, "West High's Old Brigham Young Farm Collection," Art St?z&s 2 (July 1932), 9-l 1. 1s Al though Harwood mentions the Richards family members later in his memoirs, he does not name his own brothers and sisters. Harriet, who became 30
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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 327510
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327510