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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 048
Description A Basket of Chips nothing lacking. In fact it began months before her arrival. Often my wife would squirm and hold on to something and once she placed my hand over the "little nest." I can only say I felt myself turning pale. And so Ruth has been ever after - something doing. At the Poetry section of the California Writers Club I was asked to tell about Ruth's early development. I said I thought it showed first when I found her asleep in a bed of violets at fifteen months old. Fruits are the most beautiful when found in nature's clusters with the bloom untarnished. So was Ruth after she was old enough to play around. She would plant her- self in a pool of dust or sand and lift it by handfuls above her head and extend her fingers. She would soon be a perfect speci- men of untarnished fruit. Her wise mother did not worry, and at proper intervals the fruit below would appear after a suitable application of soap and water and a change of clothing. To many of Ruth's rela- tives she was a worry. Another trick was to wipe her plate very clean upon her hair at the close of a meal. Again, to the distress of an aunt who was taking care of her for a while, she con- structed a nice little burr cap, seed from the burdock, and put it on her head. Our trips on the hillsides to gather wild flowers in early spring when she was two or three years old were a joy. She would not be satisfied until our arms were loaded with all we could carry and the same with herself, and then she would feel bad because we could not carry any more. We were now living at our new home."' The unpleasant- ness of being under another person's roof bore down so heavily upon us that we made a supreme effort. My earnings after the 43 J. T's father wrote "On the 6th of April [1900] mother and I went to Salt Lake to spend a few days with Jim, the 8th being his 40th birthday and the first year in his new home. He has a nice place on 17th South f666 East 1700 South streets]. Very nice garden and very comfortably situated. Has an art studio on Main Street and is art instructor at the high school." Harwood, "Auto- biography," 37. 48
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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 327528
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327528