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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 058
Description A Basket of Chi/u think of it now, the frequency with which such entrees came on our menu, the wild game and all, made it seem commonplace. Our neighbors, friends, or relatives would obligingly accept the surplus. On one of our fishing trips my father came with us which was a very unusual thing. He always said he was too busy. And he was a very busy man; I cannot remember one wasted hour of his life. This time there seems to have been something that prompted him. We had spent a very sportful morning and something got into my grandfather's head. I never saw him get into a boat before or after, but there was an old flat bottom tied to a stake near by. He took it into his head to cross the river. He could not swim a stroke. He asked me to get in but my father said no. Grandfather untied the rope and got in; with one oar he pushed out into the stream. The next moment the boat was capsized and he went over with it and was completely submerged. He came up and grabbed the boat and hung to it while my father reached out to him with a long birch fishing rod, and the tip just reached his nearest hand which was clasped to the boat. He was gently drawn into shore. My father could not swim and the river was very deep. Had I been in the boat probably one or both of us would have gone down." My experience in trapping came a few years later."' I made a change in "motor" this time for a plum-colored mare - a very easy riding animal and gentle. With a few dozen steel rat traps and a pair of high top rubber boots, I was ready for business. Along the shores of Utah Lake there were miles of sloughs 51 Harwood's grandfather, "the town wit and poet," died "on March 27, 1892 . . . age 88 years, after a long and healthy life, 40 years of which he lived in Utah. He came to Utah a Mormon, but after a few years he left the church because he said the church did not practice what it preached." Horne, Devotees, 5 1; Heaton, Pioneers, 73; Harwood, "Autobiography," 26. 52 A painting entitled Boy with Trnp was done in 1905 and exhibited in the Paris Salon of that year. Willard Harwood was the model, but the work is not listed in the 1940 catalog and no location is mentioned in any other source so far discovered. Called one of "Harwood's best pictures" by Heaton, Boy with Tmp was reproduced in black and white by Harwood's son Willard. Heaton, Pioneers, 76; Harwood, Art of James T. Hnrwood, 4, no. 43. S8
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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 327538
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327538